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Portugal slams UK decision not to list quarantine as ‘absurd’

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(CNN) – The Portuguese government has condemned the British government’s decision not to revoke it quarantine for people traveling from the mainland Portugal as “absurd” and “absurd,” say Britain has seven times more coronavirus cases than has happened.

Augusto Santos Silva, the country’s Foreign Minister, said Portugal was “very disappointed” to be excluded from the list of countries where travelers would be excluded from spending two weeks in isolation after arriving in Britain.

List of exceptions, issued by British government on Friday and will take effect on July 10, including 59 states and 14 British Foreign Territories.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Friday, Santos Silva said: “We are very disappointed with the decision of the British authorities. We think that is unreasonable and unjust. This is very unreasonable.

“Britain has seven times more cases related to Covid-19 than Portugal, so we think this is not the way in which allies and friends are treated,” he added.

Although he acknowledged that Portugal had experienced several “specific outbreaks” of Covid-19 in Lisbon, the minister stressed that a popular destination among British tourists – such as the Algarve – was not a coronavirus hotspot.

António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, also said the Algarve is a safe place to spend this summer’s vacation.

In a tweet posted on Friday, Costa included a chart comparing the number of unfavorable Covid-19 cases in Britain with those in the Algarve, adding the words: “You are welcome to spend a safe vacation in the Algarve.”
Health authorities in Portugal have recorded 1,587 deaths from coronavirus so far in all settings. Based on Johns Hopkins University, 44,216 people have died of the virus in Britain.

According to British government data, around 2.5 million Britons traveled to Portugal last year.

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Isabela Tejera and Milena Veselinovic from CNN contributed to the reporting.

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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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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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