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Portuguese archaeologist Luís Raposo elected to ICOM executive board – observer

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Portuguese archaeologist Luís Raposo elected to ICOM executive board - observer

Archaeologist Luis Raposo was elected this Wednesday to the executive board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), becoming first Portuguese integrate this body of the sector, he said Lusa.

Luis Raposo, who this year has completed his second term as president of ICOM Europe, a division of the non-governmental organization, is one of 11 new members elected to the executive board this Wednesday.

Italian Emma Nardi was elected presidentKorean Inkyung Chang and Zambian Terry Simioti Nyambe for Vice PresidentsThis is reported by the official website of ICOM.

ICOM is the largest international organization of museums and museum professionals, established in 1946 and dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the world’s tangible and intangible natural and cultural heritage through best practice guidelines.

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In addition to Luis Raposo, the executive board includes Feng Zhao (China), Marilia Bonas (Brazil), Kaya Sirok (Slovenia), Taiebeh Golnaz Golsabahit (Iran), Stef Scholten (Great Britain), Deborah Toot-Smith (Australia), Jody Steiger ( Costa Rica), Karin Vail Gonzalez (Chile), Ahmed Mohammed (UAE) and Rachel Doucet (Haiti).

The election of new directors was held at the ICOM General Assembly, which runs until Sunday at the Prague Congress Center under the motto of this year’s International Museum Day “The Power of Museums”.

When Lusa contacted him about being elected to the new position, the archaeologist expressed his enthusiasm, stressing that “the executive board is ICOM’s true strategic management body.”

To be elected to such a body is an honor and a great responsibility, especially at such a difficult stage in international life, as well as such an accelerated transformation of museums,” he added.

An archaeologist specializing in ancient prehistory, Luis Raposo was President of ICOM-Portugal from 2008 to 2014, Vice President of the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists and Director of the National Museum of Archeology from 1996 to 2012.

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Among other things, he was a member of the ICOM Working Group on Statutes, Internal Rules, Regulations and Governance (2014-2016), the ICOM Strategic Plan and Resolutions Monitoring Committee (2014-2016), the Ambassador for the establishment of the ICOM International Training Center for Africa (2016-2018) and Member of the Standing Scientific Committee of the EU-Lac European Museum Project (2017-2020).

This Wednesday too the new definition of the museum was approved by the majority, extending the previous one by 15 years, concepts of inclusiveness, sustainability, accessibility and diversity, according to the organization.

At this annual meeting, the representatives of the national committees 118 countrieswhich involve more 44 thousand membershold working meetings and discuss until Sunday various issues that are of interest to museums, namely sustainability, leadership and relations with civil society.

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Portuguese plan to save energy, explosions on Russian gas pipelines and other TSF events

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Details of the energy saving plan laid out by the government were released on Tuesday. The document, published in Diário da República, includes measures for the efficient use of water, public lighting and temperature limits in air conditioners.

For example, from December 6, 2022 to January 6, 2023, Christmas lighting in Portugal should only be on from 18:00 to 24:00.

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The abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad will not be accepted by parliament, MP says – Observer

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According to Socialist MP Paulo Pisco, the views of the BE, PCP and PAN on the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad were voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary committee.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities voted on Tuesday in favor of four projects – from the Left Bloc, the Communist Party of Portugal, “People-Animal-Nature” and “Enough”, which mainly advocate the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad and free school textbooks.

According to Paulo Pisco, a socialist member of the commission, the opinions of the BE, PKP and PAN were approved, but Chega’s opinion deserved to be abstained from the PS because it contained “xenophobic elements” in its purpose.

The MP had in mind, in particular, the recipients of this teaching, which is currently intended not only for the Portuguese or the descendants of the Portuguese, but also for those who want to learn the Portuguese language, with which Chega allegedly disagrees, according to Paulo Pisco. .

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After the approval of these opinions, the abolition of the bribe would be discussed and voted on in the plenary session of the Assembly of the Republic, but Paulo Pisco said that they should not be approved, since the “commitment” of the government is different.

“The government’s obligation is to reduce the burden of the Portuguese” and this will always be determined “in every approved state budget”.

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Portuguese health minister rejects conflict of interest over marriage to president

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The health minister said there was no conflict of interest in her marriage to the current chairman of the Order of Dietitians, saying that the trusteeship of that body had been delegated to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion.


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“Honestly, I don’t think it exists. I have no doubt that this Lady Secretary of State will fill this leadership role,” Manuel Pizarro said on Monday (age 26) on the sidelines of the Pharmacist’s Day celebrations in Sintra, in the Lisbon area.

Aware of the possible conflict of interest, Manuel Pizarro explained that he took “the most appropriate measure (…)”, which was to entrust the functions of guardianship of the Order of Nutritionists to Margarida Tavares.”

“(…) Since I took office as a minister, I have been aware that, since professional organizations have an administrative oversight role, (…) there is a risk of conflict of interest, and I have taken the measures that seem to me the most appropriate, which from the very decided at the outset that he would delegate this oversight function over the Order of Nutritionists to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he stressed.

When asked about the reasons why Margarida Tavares’ name still does not appear in the Diário da República, the official said that “it was necessary to wait for the inauguration of the secretaries of state” and then “to organize the whole process of delegation of authority.” .

“It’s even a good chance that there is a Secretary of State for Health Promotion. I think custody of the Order of Dietitians has been well handed over to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he repeated, noting that “he definitely won’t go through the Minister’s order.” [da Saúde]”.

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“If the secretary of state is responsible for this, it should not go through the minister,” he stressed.

Manuel Pizarro’s statements came after news that the government official may have a conflict of interest because he is married to the chairman of the Order of Dietitians, Alexandra Bento.

The Order of Dietitians was created in 2011 with the approval of the current Minister of Health, who at the time served as Secretary of State for Health.

In addition, Alexandra Bento was the only President of the Order of Occupational Health to attend the inauguration of Manuel Pizarro on 10 September.

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