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15th February, 2018

Folklore researcher Kallos dies

Renowned folklore researcher Zoltan Kallos died in his 92nd year on Wednesday.

An official with the Kallos Zoltan Foundation confirmed the report to state news agency MTI, saying that the famous researcher died in his home.

Kallos, a recipient of the Kossuth Prize, the Corvin Chain, and an Artist of the Nation, was born on March 26, 1926.

He was also awarded the Europa Nostra prize for his achievements in the field of cultural heritage protection.

A museum presenting his ethnographic collection operates in the family mansion in Rascruci, Romania. (hirado.hu; hirtv.hu; 24.hu; index.hu; magyaridok.hu; 444.hu)
15th February, 2018

More airport thieves caught

Airport Police have again caught thieves who had been stealing from passengers’ luggage, it was announced on Wednesday.

The two baggage handlers are suspected of stealing a gold ring on January 8 and a watch and perfume five days later.

Detectives suspected the pair after examining how luggage was loaded on to the flights in question.

They found the valuables and other presumably stolen items during house searches. (index.hu; atv.hu; origo.hu; hvg.hu; infostart.hu; KR)
15th February, 2018

New coach for Katinka Hosszu

Swimming star Katinka Hosszu confirmed at a swimming race in Kecskemet at the weekend that she will soon have a new coach.

The tabloid Bors reports that the three-time Olympic champion’s new coach will be Frenchman Fred Vergnoux, succeeding American Shane Tusup, her husband of five years.

Vergnoux coaches Olympic 200-metre butterfly gold medallist Mireia Belmonte of Spain. (24.hu; atv.hu; infostart.hu; 168ora.hu; 444.hu; hvg.hu

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