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Stefanik called for a feeding into Cuomo’s nursing home policy inquiry



Stefanik called for a feeding into Cuomo's nursing home policy inquiry

New York Congressman Elise Stefanik demanded a federal investigation into Governor Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 in a nursing home.

His call came after a new report showed the country had secretly changed the way it publicly reported deaths at home due to the virus.

In early May the state stopped counting patients in nursing homes who died from COVID in hospitals in the official calculation of deaths in nursing homes, Daily Caller reports. Now it only includes deaths that occurred at the nursing home facility itself.

Cuomo is taking heat for the nursing home population that is vulnerable to damage by coronavirus – with a state death toll of at least 5,300, and that’s with the country’s new counting method that ignores deaths of outside facilities.

“Today I joined my @NewYorkGOP colleague in the House of Representatives to request a federal investigation into the failed Cuomo nursing home policy. NOW they recognize that they are unethically changing the way they report deaths in nursing homes. A non-negotiable tragedy for NY-NEED ANSWERS, “Stefanik, a northern Republican, said in a tweet.

Cuomo’s executive order on March 25 forced state nursing homes and helped living facilities, many of which did not have the equipment to stop the spread of the disease, to receive residents with COVID-19. The decision proved to have fatal consequences, with one third of all deaths from the corona virus in the state occurring in nursing homes.

Florida – which issued an order around the same time keeping COVID-19 patients out of nursing homes – had looks 1/7 death in a nursing home suffered by New York.

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Stefanik joined the growing list of New York lawmakers demanding an inquiry into Cuomo’s pandemic policy. Former Governor Pataki and Member of the Staten Island State Assembly, Nicole Malliotakis, also called for an investigation.

“On March 24, Governor Cuomo said, ‘My mother cannot be thrown away, your mother cannot be thrown away,’ but the next day she signed an executive order mandating nursing homes – where our most vulnerable mother and our most vulnerable father live – to accept positive COVID patients, “Malliotakis to Fox News early this week.

When asked about deaths in nursing homes, Cuomo said he did his best.

“As a society, you cannot save everyone, you will lose people, that’s life,” he told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday. “But we do everything we can.”

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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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