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Women’s handball: National team to play against Denmark in Women’s 19 EC


The Romanian women’s national youth team will play against Denmark, the world title holders, on Friday (3.30 PM) within Group C of the Women’s 19 European Championship in Hungary. Romania will then play against the Netherlands in Gyor (August 15, 4 PM) and against Switzerland (August 16, 7.30 PM). Denmark won the European Championship in Turkey in 2007, Romania finishing that tournament on the third place. Romania’s final training games took place on Tuesday and on Wednesday in Timisoara. The Romanian women’s national youth team defeated Serbia in the first game (25-21) but lost the second game (21-30). Serbia is also qualified for the EC 2009. The top 2 teams in each group will qualify for the competition’s main round.


Here are the preliminary groups of the Women’s 19 European Championship:


Group A: Austria, Norway, Spain, Slovenia


Group B: France, Hungary, Montenegro, Slovakia


Group C: Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands


Schedule of League 1, leg 3 matches:


Friday, August 14


Unirea A. Iulia – Poli Iasi (18:00)


FC Timisoara – Rapid (20:30)


Saturday, August 15


Astra – Gloria (18:00)


CFR Cluj – Otelul (19:15)


Ceahlaul – Dinamo (21:00)


Sunday, August 16


U Craiova – Pandurii (18:00)


Curtea de Arges – Gaz Metan (18:00)


FC Vaslui – FC Brasov (19:00)


Steaua – Urziceni (20:45)


Ronaldo recovering from surgery on broken hand


Brazil’s Ronaldo said on Wednesday he would be back in a month after surgery on a broken handbut was enigmatic about reports he also had weight reducing liposuction. “We have a period of one month for the consolidation of the bone,” Ronaldo, who had surgery on his left hand two weeks ago, told his club Corinthians’ website.


Asked at a news conference if he had had liposuction and if he thought it could help him, Ronaldo said: “I don’t know, I don’t even know if I did it. These are things we don’t know…What I do with my private life is my business.” Ronaldo was injured when he fell badly during Corinthians’ 3-0 defeat by arch rivals Palmeiras on July 26. Corinthians have not won in five matches and slipped to 11th in the Brazilian championship standings.

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Timisoara murder suspect’s
lawyer steps down



Claudia Candea, the lawyer appointed by the court to represent Carmen Bejan, one of the two medical students accused of stabbing and chopping the body of an elderly man, announced she was giving up the case, according to daily Adevarul online. The move came as a few days ago, Bejan changed her initial statement and said she was innocent of the charges. In a letter to her family, Bejan wrote that her boyfriend, Sergiu Florea, who is also a suspect in the case, promised he would marry her if she took all the blame for the murder. The victim, 65-year-old Trifu Shrottu, a prominent member of the Timisoara Roma community, was reportedly killed for refusing to pay for oral sex he had engaged in with Bejan. The man was stabbed about 50 times, after which his body was cut into several pieces. Bejan initially had admitted stabbing the man three times. In the letter, she said she never touched the knife and that Florea with his lawyer forced her to confess.


Candea said the letter sent by Bejan was not the main reason for her decision to step down from the job. “Too many things were said about my late father and my family. I talked this over with my mother and I decided to step down,” she said.


Expired contraceptives at Braila


The medics from Braila were obliged by the Health Ministry to distribute a contraceptive product which expires this month, in August. Practically, through a memorandum of the Ministry, Braila Public Health Division (DSP) was informed that it must distribute the tablets in all the family doctors offices, in the obstetrics and gynecology offices and in hospitals. According to PNL Deputy, Diana Tusa, the contraceptives at stakes are called “Marvelon.” The medics were requested to distribute these medicines for free. The family doctors from Braila say however that when they received the medicines the latter were not expired and had to be used during July and August. DSP Braila representatives say that the product does not have adverse effects, because it is still valid for another six months after the expiry date.

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ANAF: Three fourth of the firms closed down in half a year were inactive


Most of the companies which suspended their activity or were dissolved in the first half of the year did not have any activity or did not declare their activity, namely 71,400 firms from a total of 93,542 closed companies, according to the National Tax Administration Agency (ANAF), Agerpres informs. Moreover, of the 93,542 commercial companies which suspended their activity or were dissolved, 10,549 firms had an insignificant volume of activity (namely 11.28 per cent out of the total), shows a press release of the Authority remitted to Mediafax agency. Most of the firms which were dissolved or whose activity was suspended were set up prior to 2008, but 10,004 companies entered the market only one year before, according to ANAF, which also quoted the data from the National Office of the Trade Registry. ANAF stressed that the number of commercial companies which ceased their activity in January-June 2009 (93,542) is 2.3 times bigger than that of those which ceased their activity in 2008 (40,612). As for the setting up of new companies, 32,276 entries were registered in the first half of this year, vs. 55,462 companies opened in the same period of the previous year.


Tnuva Romania hit by economic crunch


Tnuva company announced that its division from Romania will not cease its activity this year, in spite of the expectations, the daily IsraelNN transmits, quoted by Rompres. The company is affected by the economic crisis from Eastern Europe, which had a negative impact also on its division from Romania, which deals with the manufacturing and trading of dairy products. The sales fell seven per cent.


In 2008, Tnuva Romania reported losses of 50 million According to a Haaretz report, the company intends to diminish this loss focusing on the big cities and interrupting the operations from the other towns, which supposes high logistic costs. Tnuva Romania wants also to reduce the diversity of the products, focusing on the products which offer certain advantages: milk, milk with chocolate, sour cream and cheese. The company Tnuva Romania, with an investment of EUR 55 M, was launched after two and a half years of deep investigations, development of strategic plans and the construction of Tnuva factory, a Greenfield project, carried out in agreement with the most exigent standards of the European Union. In only one and a half years after its inauguration, Tnuva launched more than 50 products, and, according to an official audit, it became number three on the market of fresh dairy products from Romania.


Rompetrol Well Services – turnover 26 pc smaller


The net turnover of Rompetrol Well Services amounted to EUR 34.62 M in the first half 2009, down 26 per cent against the same period of the past year, Agerpres informs. The net profit of the company dropped 38 per cent in the first half of this year, against the same period of the past year, amounting to RON 7.99 M. Rompetrol Well Services reported total revenues of RON 37.1 M in the first half 2009, and total expenses of EUR 27.41 M. The debts of the company rise to RON 11.71 M and the receivables to RON 42.7 M.

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