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The oldest man in the world, Robert Weighton, died at the age of 112



Robert Weighton, pictured here in 2018, has died age 112.
Weight, a former engineer and teacher from Hampshire in southern England, had cancer and died peacefully in his sleep in his own home, where he lived independently until his death, his family said in a statement to the British media PA news agency.

“Bob is an extraordinary man, and for his family not really because of the extraordinary age he has achieved. As an example to us all, he lives his life with interest and is involved with all types of people from all over the world,” said the family. .

Weighton, who was born in Yorkshire in northern England on March 29, 1908, was officially named after the oldest man in the world Chitetsu Watanabe, from Japan, died on February 23, aged 112 years and 355 days.

Turning down the appreciation at the time, Weighton described himself as “an ordinary guy who has just lived for a long time.”

He also declined the offer of a birthday card from Queen Elizabeth II this year, saying he did not want it at the taxpayer’s expense and had received at least 10 cards from him, PA reported.

Until his death, the Weighton family said he had various interests, including politics, theology and ecology. He is also passionate about the environment and has a workshop in his house filled with furniture, windmills, and puzzles that he made himself and sold for charity.

“We are very grateful that until the last moment Bob remained our intelligent, kind-hearted, well-informed father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and we will really miss him,” the family added.

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Born in the city of Hull, northern England, Weighton is one of seven children. After leaving school at the age of 16, he attended a marine engineering internship. He then moved to Taiwan, where he spent two years studying Mandarin and teaching at missionary schools.

In 1937, he married a teacher’s friend, Agnes, and two years later they left for England.

However, when they collided with the outbreak of World War II, and his family was transferred to Canada and then moved to Connecticut in the US, where Weighton worked in a factory making planes to support the British war effort.

The couple remained in the US until 1945, when they returned to England.

Weighton then taught at the City University of London. Agnes died in 1995. He left a child, David and Dorothy, 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

According to Guinness World Records, the oldest person in the world is Kane Tanaka, who lives in Japan. He celebrated his 117th birthday in January.

Lianne Kolirin from CNN contributed to this report.

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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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