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Breaking News – HBO has commissioned a new series of the Throne Fights!

Was just announced yesterday at WarnerMedia Day by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programing at Los Angeles that the HBO has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, a “Game of Thrones” prequel co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis, it was just announced at WarnerMedia Day by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programing.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen. Miguel Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal and Sapochnik will partner as showrunners on the series, which will be written by Condal.

“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” says Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”

House of the Dragons marks Sapochnik’s first project as part of an HBO overall deal where he will develop and produce content for both HBO and HBO Max.

Miguel Sapochnik won an Emmy® for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series as well as the DGA Award for the “Game of Thrones” episode, “Battle of The Bastards.”  He was nominated for another Emmy® in 2019 for directing the “Game of Thrones” episode, “The Long Night” and won the Emmy® for Best Drama Series as an Executive Producer for the final season. In total, Sapochnik has directed six episodes of “Game of Thrones,” including “Hardhome” and “Winds of Winter,” in addition to the episodes previously noted. He also directed the film, “Bios” for Amblin Studios starring Tom Hanks which debuts in the fall of 2020.  Previously, Sapochnik directed episodes of “True Detective” for HBO and “Banshee” for CINEMAX.

Ryan Condal was the co-creator and showrunner of “Colony” for three seasons.  He was the writer of MGM’s “Hercules” and is currently adapting the graphic novel Analog as a feature for Lionsgate.

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Herald News: Moscow Ballet again @ Budapest 2019.

The Moscow Ballet announced an extra performance for the Advent period in Budapest

District, VIII., 30 János Pál Pope Square

In view of the great interest of The Royal Ballet Moscow after posting a three sold-out performances, will be here on stage at the Erkel Theater  3 p.m. on December, 2.  again as well!

Given last year’s tremendous success, this year’s reestablishment of the most beautiful gem of classic dance traditions has so far been available only to a closed elite. Swan Lake will visit our country again before Christmas this year.

The program will undoubtedly be the most beautiful festive program of the Advent season. 2019 Budapest Erkel Theater visiting the Moscow Ballet will impress the audience in Budapest on December 2 and 3 on the Swan Lake performance. Tchaikovsky’s world-famous play Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Anatoly Emelianov brought it on stage.

The company was founded by Anatoly Emelianov and premiered on August 12, 2002; Elite columnists from Moscow also attended the show. By the tenth anniversary of the dance group, he had already set the stage for 20 modern and 15 classical ballets, choreographed by Anatoly Emelianov. Since the band’s existence, they have toured in special venues such as Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya – the dancers have been staged in the immediate vicinity of Victoria Falls and the audience has received a huge ovation for the performance of Don Quixote.

The ballet troupe held for at least 50 performances a year of classical and contemporary repertoire. Permanent participants of the Russian, French, Swiss, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Austrian, Irish and Germany‘s theater, but also performed in Israel, in the Canary Islands, China, Korea, Japan, Malta and Sri Lanka.

Performance presented by JVS Group

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Ready! Steady! Play! – Country’s Game Play Day @ Budapest 2019.

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Playing together is one of the best ways we can give as a gift to our child!

The OneDay event at the Groupama Arena was not loud of a footy game in the stadion,  but of hustle and bustle and exciting children at the Country’s  Game Day of Fun.  The press was invited in the morning hours to see how the kids, parents, grandparents take the scene,  possession of the „Labyrinth” during their voyage of discovery.  Perfect timing in lighting up the spot already looking for toys as reaching closer to the season holiday.  Well done by the organizers to hold this event in time for families to get ideas along side from children what excite them the most. This year’s Play Day held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, completed with colorful programs, concerts, face painting and other exciting activities for kids to encourage voting.

It is the third year of this kind of event  making it happen by (can be said) the”Godfather” in Hungary to the world of games and toys” Pierott – producer, game developer, chair of the Country Game Jury said at the press call, who just arrived from the “Spiel” , the world’s biggest consumer fair for gaming & novelties organizing an annual event in Essen- Germany for over the years, where the Fair offer unique opportunity to receive full and detailed information about the trends of the toys, games. He also added, Q.: „What I saw and talk about with the exhibitors is the way things go in Germany… There are two kinds of shoppers, the ones that go to the Toy Fair already having in mind what they are looking for and buy it on the spot and there are those not really knowing what they are looking for but whilst wandering around get  several ideas, then arriving back home consider which toy to choose.” Out on display the 75 new toy, games, which were introduced to the press. Also participating at the press call were the jury members: Gergely Őri  – Managing Director – – Webshop  child psychologist, educator, nurse. 

The Country’s Day Game was a grand time for children as they are naturally curious and absolutely love trying new things. It’s no surprise, then, that beside well know international toys manufactors, the startups and other young companies with smart product ideas do so well within dynamic targets. This especially holds for electronic toys, the market segment focused on programing, robotics and digital controllers and towards a playful future it is clear today that the play-based exploration has a big future thanks to digital products.  Ideally, the young customers go on to become inventive and visionary entrepreneurs themselves.

The displayed products  trendy toys, board games, play yards, play sets, coats, books, action figures dolls etc. offered regardless to age the of children in trying them out. The exhibition goal to look, to see, touch, to try out these item. The exhibited toys  could not be bought at the venue. The toy business has done an incredible job in the face of stern challenges over time of getting more and more efficient at manufacturing good products.

The toy business has done an incredible job in the face of stern challenges over time of getting more and more efficient at manufacturing good products at steady. More and more games becoming so popular beyond the traditional games which has open features as talking, moving.

Over 3000  family member could get into playing with 150 games, and 75 brand new toys this year.

Public Voting can instantly join in  their vote for the favorite prizes on the spot or on the web deadline date November, 10. midnight or through online at: Thereafter, also the Professional Jury will announce  the awards to be given to the best-of-the-best games, toys of 2019.

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“My Favorite Pharmacy” – Result Announcement @ Budapest 2019


The result was upon the selection and voting based on the observations and favorites of the patients attending throughout Hungary’s pharmacies.

In “My Favorite Pharmacy” competition of 2019, the  1st.  was St. Catherine’s Pharmacy in KőbányaBudapest and Dr. Klaudia Juhász  the pharmacist at Péterffy Hospital Pharmacy of the Year. This was announced at  the press conference at Hotel Sofitel – Budapest. The 2nd. in the pharmacy competition was Sas Pharmacy in Debrecen, and 3rd. the Mountainous Victoria Pharmacy 3rd. Among the pharmacists the 2nd prize was shared by Dr. Ekésné Kretovics Júlia  from Vecsés and Dr.  Csaba Miklós from Kőszeg  and the 3rd. Dr. Anna Gyermán from Debrecen.

Speakers at the press conference were: Gábor Torjai – Moderator  Director – Nero Solution, Dr. Lajos Hodossy –  Director of Roche Magyarország Kft .,  Dr. Bálint Mikola – President of the National Association of Private Pharmacists,   Dr. Spiránszki Henrikné – pharmacist – Sas Pharmacy in Debrecen and Dr. Klaudia Juhász – pharmacist – Péterffy Hospital, Budapest.

Dr. Klaudia Juhász said, that the pharmacists at the Péterffy Hospital- Budapest are involved within the inpatient care, working beside the bed. Continued by saying Q.: “Each new patient is interviewed with the attending physician,  and they put their daily dose of medication into the medication box instead of the nurse. Patient visit the doctor the next morning, and complete the prescribing process throughout their hospital stay. Patients who take home-made medicines are also stored on their behalf – or even medicated – by their name and given back to them when they leave. When they leave, they meet the patient because the doctor only gives the final report, but the pharmacist gives them the prescriptions and the medication information.  Definitely would advise that many hospitals in Hungary follow this example for the better  HeathCare  result and see which  medicines may  give side effects. The too much medicine will not heal the patient instead make it the worst.

Dr. Spiránszki Henrikné has honestly uncovered one problem that is not only a problem in Debrecen. Every two weeks have to serve free of charge, although there are only a few customers who bring their recipes before  the day before that their three month date expire.. However, they cannot do nothing about it, because  it is described in the employment contract to operate, serve on duty at any time, if not signed, agreed in advance  then there is no employment  to the pharmacist.

Dr Bálint Mikola spoke about the growing number of branch pharmacies persists in rural areas, because there is no one to open! The pharmacists are aging and are not replaced by new ones. The Internet prescribing is not the solution, because the capital is enough for all-night pharmacy, but not in the countryside so they want to get medicine. Another problem is that the doctors and medical hotlines do not have adequate amounts of drugs for emergency care, so it would be useless to a patient need it at night, in the absence of a pharmacy close to the patient can not be given. The general practitioner working conditions to ensure the maintenance of local government functions that are only a little sacrifice. Perhaps the creation of a new local governments are in a better partner!

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Country’s Game Play Day – Groupama Arena @ Budapest


Sunday, October, 27. – 9 a.m. – Daily Event

District, IX. 129. Üllői Road – Budapest

Not sure … haven’t decided yet where to go this weekend with the family and children?

The Groupama Arena turns into a 1500 square meters of playground!

Everyone have memories of their childhood has memories of their childhood skill games and toys, they can relive their childhood mood and now as an adult have fun left in play.

Of course, families arriving with children can get to know for example for baby and toddlers age from 0-3 years old, kindergarten and students the various craft activities, construction board games, Lego, development and skill games and many more to get acquainted with.

Trying out nearly 150 games in one huge venue with over 70 new features for the first time awaiting the visitors.

Animators on the spot helping to enjoy the game. Various face painting will be to get behind other popular fairy tale characters. There will be the Little Chestnut Club, Ink Rabbit Concert, the Kedd Studio to bring alive, enjoy the mood for entertainment The parents and the young adults will not remain with empty hands, the drones, the models and craft will take their time.

Local and foreigners are welcome to have a fine day and it may be  perfect day in having clues about Xmas gifts as it is getting closer, so may also hit list-winning kids toys.

Ticket on the spot price 1800HUF

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Celts of Csepel Island – Aquincum Museum @ Budapest

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People of Dragons and Birds – Celts of Csepel Island

Temporary exhibition – Until October, 31.2019.

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 Budapest History Museum’s Aquincum Museum

District, III. 139 Szentendrei Road – Budapest

The Ancient and Folk Migration Department of the Budapest History Museum conducted excavations on the northern tip of Csepel Island in the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant of Budapest, between 2004 and 2008, where alongside important prehistoric and early medieval (8th-13th century) finds, and a cemetery was discovered.

Of the 900 archaeological sites, more than a hundred belonged to the Celtic cemetery, whose graves can be divided into skeletal and cremation burials, but within the two large groups there were very diverse burial practices.

However, not only diversity but also chronological differences can be discovered in the diversity of the graves and graves.

According to Celtic beliefs, these burnt, deformed, often purposefully ruined remains would be revived in the afterlife, along with the ashes of the deceased.

What to see: the cemetery divided into three  locations,  finds of the early period, finds of the transition period and beside many items discovering the late period of the cemetery.

Local and foreigners are welcome to this journey to visit back in time the exhibition, to see the prehistoric and early medieval finds left for the visitors of today to stroll along at the archaeological sites.

It is the Season of Fall and not the usual weather that stands for it … still shares its pleasant warmth to visit the Aquincum Museum.

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Varga Winery – Badacsonyörs – Northern Lake Balaton – Hungary 2019

 At the Varga Winery ended with the harvest, and a lot less than expected this year in Hungary and grapes grown in several European countries. The winery this year worked up “only” 18.5 million kilos of grapes, similar to last year’s 14.5 million, it is expected to throw bottles of wine market. Due to crop failures in Europe and the export volume will grow at least 50 per cent burns.

A beautiful autumn day in fantastic quality vintage matured, some of the early varieties already in the bottle, including a special flavor Irsai Oliver.

The experts were wrong, there was no crisis of overproduction of grapes, fewer than expected grapes were grown in Hungary and in other European countries, so the export of wine also helps to draw off the domestic wine stocks accumulated in the last two years. the National Council of Mountains decided on the so-called “green harvest” support. The point is that the farmers harvest an average of the previous two years approximately. receive against the value calculated at 52HUF compensation if the beginning of July to the ground unripe “harvested” the bunches. The farmers had more wisdom than the managers. We farmers in Badacsony protested against the green harvest in a letter. One of our reasons was that beside many questions in saying, the situation can always be answered only at the end of the harvest Not only in Hungary but also in international markets.

In addition to the drought and over-fatigue plantations decreased, but unexpectedly increased interest from abroad as well. What we didn’t have storage capacity for was the must and our wine exports increase by at least 50 percent said Péter Varga winemaker.

“Year by year, we see the importance of science-based engineering in viticulture,” says Managing Director Péter Varga Máté. “The relationship between plantation condition and quality has been well known for some time. This year has also shown that high-quality, high-quality produce can only be produced on plantations that are in excellent condition. This requires qualified, experienced professionals. In the case of medium ripening and especially late grapes the drought also shades the picture. Early varieties, however, were not affected by drought, where the difference in yield between the individual plantations was created by professional competence. The early varieties are ready, some already in bottles, such as Irsai Oliver with a special flavor, and the middle-aged ones are gone, we can say that all varieties will be better than last year, I hope that in a few weeks I can say the same for all our wines.

Varga Winery Ltd. was founded in 1993 and has 200 hectares of vineyards nationwide.  By measure: 125 hectares are located in Badacsony, 20 hectares in Balatonaliga and 55 hectares in the Eger wine region. The processing plants are located in the Badacsony and Eger wine regions. The winery’s sales in 2018 were close to 5 billion HUF with 186 employees. For more than a decade, Varga Winery sells the most bottled wines in Hungary, which in 2014 was 14 million. Their wines can be purchased in almost all of the chain stores.

Awards, honors: Since its establishment, Varga Winery has achieved its greatest success this year in prestigious foreign competitions; 6 gold medals for the Berlin Wine Trophy, 3 gold for the Vinalies Internationales in Paris, 2 gold for the Monde Selection and 1 gold for the Monde Selection in Brussels.

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