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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was rocked by an earthquake during a TV interview



See Jacinda Ardern react to earthquake during live interview
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discuss The country was lifting the coronavirus restrictions when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital city of Wellington on Monday morning. No injuries or damage were reported.
When the camera seemed to shake, Ardern was still smiling to the Newshub AM Show host Ryan Bridge that “we have only had a slight earthquake here, enough – a fair shake here.”

“If you see things moving behind me … Beehive moves a little more than most,” he added, referring to the executive wing of the New Zealand Parliament. Asked if he felt “safe and sound to continue the interview,” Ardern replied, “(I am) fine, I’m not under a chandelier, I look like I’m in a structurally good place.”

Ardern’s cold reaction quickly goes viral in twitter and other social media.
Like most New Zealanders, Ardern was accustomed to earthquakes. New Zealand is located in what is called the “Ring of Fire,” an active tectonic arc of 40,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) that stretches across much of the Pacific. Based on GeoNet, which monitors geological activity in the country, New Zealand experiences around 20,000 earthquakes every year, or between 50 and 80 per day, although most are too small to be felt by humans.
GeoNet said Monday’s earthquake was an earthquake the strongest so far in 2020, magnitude-5.4 topping that struck at the same location in January. It said the quake was followed by more than 45 aftershocks with sizes ranging from 1.7 to 4.4.
Finance Minister Grant Roberston the word there is a “big long rumble” that leads to an earthquake.

“Hopefully everything is fine in the Levin region,” he wrote on Twitter. “Not what we need right now.”

Ardern is not the only Kiwi politician who has a call interrupted by the event. Fleur Fitzsimmons, Labor councilor for South Paekawakawa, the word he was “talking on the phone with the Mayor about the earthquake that strengthened the Central Library when it struck!”

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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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