Posts Tagged ‘Hungary’

Uriah Heep – Aquarium Club – Budapest

Hard Rock Fans they are here in Budapest again.

At the Aquarium Club – October. 23. 2018. – from  seven to eleven p.m. The band will rock down the house with their songs from their latest new album “Living The Dream” and naturally featuring their greatest classics through rolling back to their five decades of career. Bands come-and-go but they are still living their dream after all being together for over 47 years. Fans can catch-up with their famous sounds at the live concert. Tickets on the spot.

Snap taken when they  gave a concert at the Harley Davidson – International Day of Peace and Non-Violence – Budapest

Update and snap: Aggie Reiter

 

“Pharmacist of the Year” – “My Favorite Pharmacy” – 2018

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On the Széchenyi Square – Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – Budapest, heard the announcement of the results held in Balatonalmáth on October 10-11 at the XXVIII. At the National Congress of Pharmacists.

Learned at the press conference, the Pharmacists of the Year and the Favorite Pharmacy Campaign were organized for the 8th time, and this year focus on the goal at improving health services. The public and professional public were also addressed during both campaigns. The customers had the opportunity to submit in mail and online ballots nominating their favorite pharmacy member and favorite pharmacy. The selection was made in anonymous mode, taking into account the voters’ experience of their content, their cordial co-operation, their professionalism and, last but not least, the medicine on the basis of professional knowledge.

The press conference  was held by dr. Mikola Bálint – President of the National Association of Private Pharmacists, Dr. to Antal Samu – Chair of the Pharma Assurance Committee and by moderated by Gábor Torjai, managing director of Nero Solution.

The two winners of the campaigns also were invited to attend the press conference dr. Boglárka Szilva – Pharmacist of the Year  from Heves County and dr. György Gődény –  owner  of „True Pearl  Pharmacy” at Nagykálló –  Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.

The 2 winners both officially were acknowledged with a diploma and a statue previously at Balatonalmáth  at the XXVIII. National Congress of Pharmacists.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

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Sergio Santos – Hungarian born singer captivated by Latin Macho!

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Interview with Hungarian born Szente Szergius  … Sergio Santos at the Remix Retro Disco – Budapest

Preliminary … He is currently the only Hungarian solo artist to promote Spanish and Italian (Latin) songs, leaving them in original mood and message. He was born by the “Hungarian Sea” – Siófok and soon on November, 6. 2018., will be in Las Vegas – USA with a great concert.

Raising some question to speak about from where he started, influences, bonding at his different stages in his life? Just like an open book started speaking about his childhood age up to his present life… A.: „I studied music, learn to play on violin during my childhood, was barely 13 years old and as the youngest competitor won at the National Folk Song Competition. In those days was a founding member of the Siófok City Child Choir, already sang in different foreign languages.”

Jumping from his youth childhood to the age of 18. A.: „After being an active karate athlete, joined the unique specialty of Hungary at the 34th László Bercsényi Depression Reconnaissance Battalion at Szolnok. Received qualifications in parachuting, climbing and as a sniper, and even though I ended my professional career. Still didn’t know where my road gonna lead but didn’t take too long to realize what was missing from my life. My interest increasingly directed towards the professional musician world and went several times to experience the adventures of Spain. Was fully captivated by music and the Mediterranean culture.Then 2000, I reached up my steps, led me to professional musician. There the music and the Mediterranean culture influenced me forever. During my music journey composed my first songs: “Spanish Guitar” by “Isabel” and “Bachatita”.  As going back-and-forth to Spain and Hungary got acquainted with “modern flamenco” and “latin pop” styles. Arriving back to Hungary participated and won in the national talent contest’s grand prize and a  recording contract. This brought fame too and the Hungarians became to known me as a Hungarian singer, singing “modern flamenco” and Latin pop styles and in italian language, that was/is not common here in Hungary at all.” Continued by saying following: Q.: „At capital’s top clubs I was regularly invited and once met the Cuban musician – Hugo Sánchez who invited me to come to Cuba to the Santiago Cuban Caribbean Festival – 2004. It was a great privilege for a Hungarian born to be together with singers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Jamaica and other Latin countries. I was the only singer from a European country.

The great success brought another public invitation call from Cuba- 2006. Again was the only one from a European country.  My first clip was about my life titled: “lo dejaría todo” My Hungarian and Spanish mix songs were played by the Cuban Radio,and reached the shores of the Mami – USA.

Received an invitation on luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2009. The contract was for two-month to entertain the folks abroad. (My Guarding Angel was beside me … this ship as known sank near the Italian shore) but TG survived.

In 2010, my own production, new album, „Italian Songs”, was uploaded on the Internet. Still in this year of October completed my second film clip with my former companions parachute, when I received alias „Macho” name. This was soon followed by an erotic story spiced own song, „Make love to me” and „Love” (Amami) section. and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDX-6AsxfGs

In 2013… co-Mania … with Majorca band members held a half-a-year Latin show at Iberostar. After my Spanish mission visited Austria and Miami.

At the event was announced the release of Sergio Santos’s latest album and a modern EDM record reminding of  Hungary’s 1956th Revolution by Avanti Ragazzi Di Buda.   It is also the starting point for the Italian Lazio football team.

Santos is already known abroad as an awesome artist, now his main intention is to share the Latin music feeling with the domestic audience.

Also on the spot he sang: Sergio Santos Kívánlak/El Baño – (Enrique Iglesias Cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDX-6AsxfGs

Report and snaps Aggie Reiter

Navratri Festival – Fono House of Music – Budapest

Confluence of Cultures in Hungary – organised by BSH

The Navratri Festival taking place between October,  14 – 19. 2018.

Fonó  – Buda House of Music –   District, XI., 3. Sztregova Street – Budapest.

Participation is welcomed to Navaratri, Golu and Durga Punja Celebration. Join the evening at Raas Garba Night in your vibrant and colorful outfits.  .Entry is free of charge.

Especially the Kathak Dance performance choreographed by Ms Sonali Roy on October, 16. 2018 at 8.10 p.m.

Culture programs October, 15 – 18. from 8.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

See the full program with dates and timing: SingleSlide 

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Wine Barrels Matured Beers – Monyo

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The venue was were the presentation and tasting took place at the  Monyo Tap HouseDistrict, IX, 7.Kálvin Square – Budapest. The Monyo brewery showed off again with their latest premium-quality craft beer.  The representatives of the latest 2 new beers were introduced, marked as within the series of the „Hungarian Terroir” and as it was underlined, their goal is to offer each beer matured in wine barrels at an optimal quality.

These were the latest: Hungarian Terroir: Villány – Spontan Syrah 2017. Syrah grape marc spontaneously fermented unfiltered beer, aged in Syrah wine barrel in Hungarian, The Syrah red wine barrels maturing with the Heumann Winery collaboration, 8.1% ABV.)  Mouth filling, perfect likability. Villány is one of the flagship winegrowing region in Hungary.

And the Hungarian Terroir: Sopron – Blafränkisch (in Hungarian: Kékfrankos) – Russian Imperial Stout 2018. The Russian Imperial Stout aged in Hungarian Kékfrankos red wine barrels from Sopron, the superb red wine region for over two months,  in co-operation with Pfneiszl Winery, 10.5%  ABV). Unfiltered high-quality beer. Feel within the sence of the nose and taste the sour cherries, red fruit and pepper … yet …  smooth beer.

At the demonstrations were present: Antal Németh Monyo Brewing Co.  – created in 2014 – brewery master – owner, Gergő Somfalvy Heumann Winery ex-brand manager, Bigit Pfneiszl – master brewer – owner of Pfneilsz Cellar.

These beers are offered tap on the spot or bottled.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

A Gate to Incredible India in Hungary

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The Ambassador H.E. Mr Rahul Chhabra – Embassy of India to Hungary organized and invited several Ambassadors and representatives from embassies to Hungary to join Somogyvámos where H.E and. Mrs Kavita Chhabra payed a far well visit at the Krishna Valley‘s residence as the Ambassador’s mandate end in Hungary by the end of October.

Krishna Valley is Europe’s largest organics farms, established in 1993. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) known for the Hare Krishna movement … (ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City). The plantation has been observed as statue in the U.N. Climate Change Convention. The Krishna Valley is prime tourist destination in Central Europe.

Once upon a time the venue was an empty hedge, with some high-rise trees and the surrounding lands were previously inhabited. In the beginning there were 130 hectare of land offered. Krishna Valley its 25 years has developed a lot in recent times. To-day the venue lay on 700 hectare, mainly with parks, residents, social buildings,  and agricultural lands.

Arriving to the scene, at the entrance two huge Indian elephant statues welcome the visitors and the hosts invited to taste the milky sweet cakes made by the locals from milk. We entered the gate and taken on the venues on ox carts. Seen and visited some places … on the territory have 2 kindergarten, 2 elementary school … with boys and girls in separate classes … 2 pubs, 2 colleges … program with science, library, dairy-farm, restautant, church building, organic gardens and holy places. Visited the dairy farm carried by ox carts and also veggies and fruit plantation. Also went to the  Gurukul (school), where kindergarten and elementary schools children specially prepared program for us as they have their daily worship. Were invited to their local restaurant for an Ayurveda picnic lunch. According to India’s ancient nutrition requirements, the dishes had six kinds of taste (sour, bitter, sweet, salty, pungent, acrid).

Short  presentation was held to the visitors: where was told their purpose of educating, main philosophy in training their people Vedic culture and Values. At the Krishna Valley there are three individual activities: religion, tourism and organic farming, and in the past few years the number of guests visiting the base approximately  thirty thousand  has been increasing year-by-year. Krishna Valley actually is not an ordinary out-door folk exhibition village, the visitors may have a glimpse into the local residents daily life, children’s morning activities, and visit the temple and enjoy their local prepared meals. The architectural style has a print on in-and-outside richly decorated with Indian motifs, pillars, colorful dioramas and paintings. During their 25 years had 40 thousand planted trees by them. The locals are handling organic farming, cow protection and selling at their shop the locally prepared goods, jams, organic drinks, organics teas and soaps and many more handy items. Living inside the  village are 150 members and monks with Radha-Syamasundara in the center, and outside in the town area are other 200  believers reflect on religious faith.  Rolling along the organic botanic garden, having a view of the Indian style pavilions, the Yamuna pond (named after the Jamuna River which is the longest and the second largest tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India. Actually, the pond grew by the years from the rain in the valley area and the sight surely fulfilled the visitors with the beautiful sight of mother nature. Henna painter ladies invited those who wish to leave with henna prints to join after lunch at restaurant.

It was obvious to see that all those who came and attended the event enjoyed their stay as they were on the island of tranquility.

Last but not least anyone interested in the India traditional culture are more than welcome. Visitors arrive through the reception stand, view the attractions on an ox carts , the church,  they can have guided tours of the unique Indian-style sanctuary, unique in the world. The first turn starts at 11 a.m. and the last starts at 5 p.m.

Videos on YT: Part1 at the Krishna Valley – ​Somogyvámos – Hungary, Part2 Traditional dance at the Krishna Valley – Hungary, Part3 Traditional dance at the Krishna Valley – Hungary

 

Update, snaps and video Aggie Reiter

Alza Showroom Open October, 5. 2018. – Budapest

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To-day before the official opening the journalists and business partners were able to look around at the newly opened Alza showroom in Budapest. Alza Czech web store continue to expand. The huge two floored space store cover almost 5000 square meters which is the biggest e-shop in Central-Eastern Europe. The items, objects, equipments, supplements can be easily viewed on the shelves tastefully placed. In 2017 Alza eshop was ranked  8th in Hungary.

The thought and label Alza has started in 1998 at a student compas –  at Blanice – Praha. Has been operated in the Czech Republic market for over 24 years. Annual turnover grew to over €820 million (255 Billion HUF) excluding VAT in 2017. The company now has over fifteen hundred employees, offers more than 200,000 products across EU, and operates with super modern logistics facilities. The company is present with its Showrooms and Stores in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, but also offers products across the EU as well.

Their top categories are computers, electronics, appliances The High figures show the interest in small home appliances such as: coffee machines, mixers, etc, also Smartphones (Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, iPhones, the Accessories (monitors, external drives and so forth. Alza … the company´s … extraterrestrial plush toy mascot is a distinctive figure and very popular among children.

This coming Friday on October, 5. 2018. – 8 a.m. for the public opening the new Alza Showroom at District, XIII., 54-58.  Róbert Károly Blvd. There will be a rich program for the adults and children.

Jaromír Řánek, Business Development Director at Alza.cz.  welcomed the guests and press individuals by saying: Q.: “Our focus is to bring an excellent customer experience. We offer cutting edge products – all the super innovations, and of course, unique services, perfect delivery, as well as providing customers with professional consultancy. We want our customers to be able to purchase all of our goods and services as easily and as quickly as possible. Turnover is on track to 10 billion HUF by the end of 2018 in Hungary. Customers have rated Alza.hu very high via Arukereso.hu very high – 4,5* out of 5*.”

Alza has stepped strongly into the future and has made significant steps in the field of innovation in Hungary, the Total investments exceeded €2 million (approximately: 646 million HUF). Customers can see 1500 top-notch products exhibited.  There are 15000 products in the warehouse available right away. The exposition’s highlights are VR, the Intel Gaming zone, the Microsoft XBOX and PS4 Zone, the Alza SmartHome, and future products. Alza has provided customers with 5 new AlzaBoxes as well. These storage boxes are available weekly throughout 24/7.

Alza.hu accepts payment via crytocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin), and offers a wide variety of products including TESLA – sale of electric cars, various services and delivery options, as well as attractive events such as Black Friday. The company also operates with social responsibility, helping non-profit organizations (approximately 40 non-profit Czech organizations per year). In Hungary, Alza has started to give aid to the Bornemisza Péter School and at the press opening the headmaster and a couple of students were present and was handed over to each one a notebook by the Alza CEO. As was said the school puts great emphasis on the modern, efficient development and support of children and they wish to join in the field of supporting them.

Alza delivers its goods and has open stores during the weekend. Customers can pick up their orders at a wide network of self-service AlzaBoxes. The company also offers a unique Alza Premium club program, supports start-ups, has opened Alza TechZone in Holešovice for gaming enthusiasts and hi-tech enthusiasts, has launched the shop of the future, has opened a professional photo studio, SmartHome, and constantly expands its product portfolio. Alza awards : „The Most Trusted Brand“E-shops“, „Crystal Lupa“, „MasterCard Dealer of the Year“. The company behaves responsibly – last year it supported over 40 nonprofit organisations.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter