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SWC 2013, Singapore Day 1: Katinka Hosszu two gold medals

Three key elements came together to enthuse the Singapore crowd on day one of the third and final cluster of the FINA Swimming World Cup at the Singapore Sports School on Tuesday, November 5. The much-hyped Chad Le Clos from South Africa and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu were the main drawcards, and they did not disappoint with two golds each, FINA reports. Katinka Hosszu out-touched Australia Alicia Coutts, who led until the final centimetres, in the 100m butterfly in a sedate 56.58 ahead of Coutts’ 56.67 and a gap to Moscow winner Sarah Sjoestroem (SWE) — 57.52. World champion Hosszu...

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Hungary targets closer cooperation with Tatarstan (Russian region)

The Hungarian Government’s aim is to achieve close economic cooperation with the Russian regions, including Tatarstan – Government Commissioner for Hungarian-Russian economic relations Peter Szijjártó said on Tuesday in the Hungarian Parliament building, where he met with Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan Ravil Muratov. The Commissioner emphasised that during the course of its Eastern Opening Policy, one of the Government’s main objectives is increasing Hungarian exports to Russia. Hence, Hungary is working on building close cooperation with the republics and regions of the Russian Federation. Accordingly, the Government is committed to speeding up negotiations on the economic cooperation agreement...

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The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble on November 22 in Chicago

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. “Crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip,” raves The New York Times. Working with the traditional folk songs and tunes that inspired such classical composers as Bartók, Liszt, and Kodály, the ensemble performs dances from throughout Hungary, choreographed for theatrical presentation. Don’t miss this one night only event! See more information HERE....

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Turks support Székely freedom fight – Vona in Turkey

Hundreds of students, teachers, politicians, local leaders and citizens attended Gábor Vona’s lecture again, this time at the Marmara University of Istambul. Two days ago, Jobbik’s president gave a presentation on the common Turkish-Hungarian past, present and future at Sakarya University, one of the centres of Turanist intelligentsia; yesterday it was time for Marmara University of Istambul. There were hundreds of people waiting for Gábor Vona, and as he wrote in his Facebook post, the atmosphere was incredible: “I held a presentation at Istambul’s Marmara University for hundreds of students, teachers and other visitors. As the organizers said, the...

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Baku Postpones 2019 World University Games Bid – Budapest and Brasilia stayed in race

With Baku, Azerbaijan postponing their WUG’s bid, it now leaves Budapest and Brasilia left to battle. While initially in the top three in consideration for the 2019 World University Games, Baku, Azerbaijan has decided to postpone their bid for the Games. The decision will be announced on the 9th of this month, where Budapest, Hungary and Brasilia, Brazil are left for contention. According to Tofig Khanaliyev, President of the Freewill Student Sport Society of the republic of Azerbaijan, those responsible of the Government, the city of Baku and the student movement, certain key criteria to the bid have changed...

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The MEME legend Hungarian lawmaker: ‘I hit my wife’

The Modesto Bee said, Hungarian prosecutors say that a lawmaker who claimed his partner had injured herself after tripping over their large dog has confessed to punching her in the face, grabbing her hair and slamming her head against wooden terrace railings. The Modesto Bee underlined, prosecutors said Monday that Jozsef Balogh was drunk on April 28 when he assaulted his partner, who suffered a broken nose, multiple cheekbone fractures and other injuries. On April József Balogh MP claimed that the blind sheepdog (Komondor) hurt his wife, and he didn’t do anything. After this statement plenty of meme was...

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International Swimming Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014: Agnes Kovacs

THE International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) today announced results of the International Selection Committee’s vote for the Class of 2014. Led by Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, this year’s class of 12, representing eight different nations, joins an elite group of over 700 aquatic legends from the Olympic aquatic sports of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo who have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame since 1965. The class of 2014 will be formally enshrined on a date and location that will be announced in the coming weeks, Swimming World Magazine reports. Swimming World Magazine said, the...

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Korean films shown at Urania Cinema(Budapest) for free

Five Korean films will be shown at free screenings in Budapest’s Urania cinema between November 4 and 8. The films will be shown with Hungarian subtitles in the main screening room and with English subtitles in the Csortos screening room, cinema director Edit Bakos told the press on Monday. Spokeswoman of the Korean Cultural Centre Dora Palffy said that four of the five films will be Hungarians premieres. Read more HERE. Urania Cinema (website):...

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New deadline for the highway to link Romania and Hungary

The Romanian Minister Delegate for infrastructure projects of national interest and foreign investments, Dan Şova has announced a new deadline for the construction of the Arad-Nădlac highway. Dan Şova said both sectors of the road, Arad-Pecica and Pecica-Nădlac will be opened next year, Romania-Insider reports. Romania-Insider said, the first one is 16.6 kilometers long and 85 percent finished, however the construction stopped this summer after the Austrian contractor Alpine Bau entered insolvency. Local authorities said hundreds of workers didn’t get their salaries and several companies, including security firms, diners and auto parts stores were left with losses. The Pecica-Nădlac sector...

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The end of Hungarian Uprising – 4 November 1956

On November 4, 1956, Soviet tanks rumbled through the ancient cobblestone streets of Budapest, crushing a true “people’s revolution” that had wrested control of Hungary from Soviet stooges and thugs. The drama began in late October with spontaneous demonstrations by students and intellectuals against Soviet tyranny. The Soviets immediately unleashed their forces in the country, battling revolutionaries in several major cities. The escalation of violence eventually toppled the regime of Mátyás Rákosi, replacing the Communist dictator with Imre Nagy, who became Prime Minister and János Kádár First Secretary of the Communist Party. Revolutionaries began an aggressive offensive against Soviet...

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Győri Audi ETO win against Thüringer HC

Reigning EHF Champions League winners Györi Audi ETO are the first team in the Main Round of this season’s tournament. The Hungarians are the first team to qualify for the Main Round. Saturday evening, the team under head coach Martin Ambros overcame a difficult start at home against Thüringer HC to book a 29:22 win – their fourth consecutive win in Group A. Group A Györi Audi ETO (HUN) vs. Thüringer HC (GER) 29:22 (13:11) In Györ With four clear wins in four matches, Györ have left no one in doubt who is the best team in this group...

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Next weekend: St. Martin’s Day at Skanzen

Many restaurants around the country offer special St. Martin’s Day menus, but the biggest and most authentic celebration of the festival happens in picturesque Szentendre. Date: 9 November 2013, Saturday – 10 November 2013, Sunday Venue: Szentendre Skanzen is the open-air folklore museum at Szentendre, and what better venue could there be to celebrate this traditional festival built around mouth-watering goose dishes and crisp new wine. Many restaurants around the country offer special St. Martin’s Day menus, but the biggest and most authentic celebration of the festival happens in picturesque Szentendre. Inside the museum building visitors can taste all...

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Medical Students Head to Eastern Europe

When a first-year medical student from the United States left his skateboard by the entrance of a 19th-century lecture hall here, Professor Andrea Dorottya Szekely swiftly picked it up and reprimanded its young owner, The New York Times reports. “We do things differently here,” Dr. Szekely said of Semmelweis University, a 244-year-old institution in Budapest that focuses on the medical and health sciences. Students are expected to stand at attention in classrooms until a bell rings and their professors enter, for example. The New York Times said, despite having to bridge such cultural gaps at times, an increasing number...

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Fina Swimming World Cup: Hosszu and Gyurta in Singapore

The upcoming Fina Swimming World Cup leg (short course) at the Singapore Sports School will boast eight world champions among the record number of international entries this year. World and Olympic breaststroke champion Daniel Gyurta of Hungary (above) will join his compatriot Katinka Hosszu, Yuliya Efimova (Russia), Cate Campbell and Christian Sprenger (both Australia) at the Singapore Sports School on Nov 5 and 6. This is in addition to Olympic and world champion South African Chad le Clos, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom and Holland’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo, who had confirmed their participation in Singapore earlier. The competition will also see the return...

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Hungarian Minister Highlights Tax Bill Measures

Hungary’s Minister for National Economy has told journalists that the country’s new tax bill for 2014 was drafted with the goals of easing the financial burden on families, improving the business environment, cutting red tape, and improving economic transparency, and that its measures will stimulate investment and facilitate employment, Tax News reports. Tax News said, Mihály Varga explained that the rate and conditions of the bank tax will remain the same, and he highlighted an amendment to the corporate tax act stipulating that companies will not be obliged to undertake self-revisions in the case of minor tax calculation errors....

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Lajos Mocsai, the Head coach of national handball team: between handball and family life

On the route to the EHF EURO 2014 Hungary’s men’s national played two test matches against world champions Spain on today and yesterday, 1 and 2 November.  European Handball Federation said, both teams have been drawn to EHF EURO Group B and will therefore meet each other again already on 12 January in Aalborg, , EHF reports. Head coach Lajos Mocsai gathered nearly all his players, but missed one, Tamas Mocsai, who is not only an important figure in the national team but also Mocsai’s son. Tamas Mocsai sustained a knee injury in his club’s, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf, German Bundesliga match...

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Cooperation between state and church should be strengthened

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán signed a cooperation agreement with the Hungarian Lutheran Church at the Deák Square Lutheran Secondary School in central Budapest. Under the agreement 300 million forints (1 million EUR) would be provided for the upgrade of the Deák Square building and 4.7 billion forint (16m EUR) for the development of facilities in Győr in north-western Hungary. The refurbishment will be completed expectedly by 2017, the year marking the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Church. In his speech provided at the event marking the Reformation Day, the Prime Minister called for strengthening cooperation between state and church...

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Hungary completes digital switchover

Hungary has completed digital switchover, following completion of the second and final stage of the process before yesterday, Digital TV Europe reports. The HUF25 billion (€84 million) project, which was led by transmission services provider Antenna Hungária, saw over 350 digital decoders sold over the past seven months. Antenna Hungária’s MinDig TV pay TV service saw a boost with completion of the process, according to the company. Photo:...

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