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Gaz Metan Medias,
victorious debut
in Balkan League



Men’s basketball club Gaz Metan Medias has won on Wednesday its first Group A game in the Balkan League, defeating Montenegro’s Lovcen Cetinje, score 75-56 (46-18). The top four teams in each group will qualify for the quarterfinals that will consist of two-leg eliminatory games scheduled on March 17 and 24. The winners of the quarterfinals will play in the Final Four from April 6 to April 7.


Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea wins derby against Rulmentul, score 31-25


Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea has defeated Rulmentul Brasov at home on Wednesday, score 31-25 (15-13). The game counted for the 5th leg of the Women’s National Handball League. The game was at risk of being postponed after Rulmentul’s players announced the day before that they refuse to play because of their club’s failure to pay their salaries. The handball players nevertheless decided to travel to Valcea for the derby against Oltchim after one of their salaries was paid.


Spain and Argentina
to play friendly on November 14 in Madrid



Spain and Argentina, already qualified for the World Cup 2010, will play a friendly on November 14 in Madrid. The game will be played on the occasion of the Spanish Football Federation’s centenary. Argentina wants to play another friendly on November 18, preferably against a European team.


Disciplinary Commission decides to revise sanction against FC Dinamo


Ion Neagu, the President of LPF’s Disciplinary Commission, has stated on Wednesday that the members of the commission he presides have decided to revise the sanction against Dinamo. Thus, Dinamo will no longer play a game behind closed doors and won’t pay the RON 20,000 fine either. Dinamo had been sanctioned for the incidents that occurred during the leg 9 game that pitted Dinamo against Pandurii Targu Jiu when Dinamo’s fans chanted slogans against the club’s leadership.


U-17 Qualifiers: Romania 1 – Spain 4


Romania’s U-17 team, already qualified for the Elite Tournament of the U-17 European Championship, was defeated on Wednesday by Spain, a team that also qualified for the next stage, score 1-4 (0-2). The game counted for the final round of Group 2 games and was played in Chiajna. Spain’s goals were scored by Joaquin Fernandez (10th minute), Rafael Alcantara (33rd minute) and Jorge Orti (55th and 72nd minutes), while Ilie Bogdan Vatajelu scored for Romania (62nd minute). In another game, Lithuania defeated the Faeroe Islands, score 3-2. In the final standings Spain topped the group with 9 points, followed by Romania with 6 points, Lithuania with 3 points and the Faeroe Islands with 0 points. The Elite Tournament will take place in March 2010.


Niculescu/Amanmuradova reaches semifinals
in Moscow



Monica Niculescu/Akgul Amanmuradova (Romania/Uzbekistan), the top seed number 4 pair, has qualified on Wednesday for the semifinals of the doubles event in the Moscow tournament, a tournament with total prizes of USD 1 M, the competition’s official website informs. Niculescu and Amanmuradova defeated Maria Koriteva/Tatiana Pusek (Ukraine/Belarus) in the quarterfinals, score 6-0, 7-6 (7/4). In the semifinals Niculescu and Amanmuradova will play against the winners of the game pitting Spain’s Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (top seed) against Maria Kondratieva/Klara Zakopalova (Russia/Czech Republic).

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Oprescu calls on “Millenium”
to stop building Cathedral Plaza



Mayor general of Bucharest, Sorin Oprescu, announced yesterday that he has summoned the company Millenium Building Development SRL to stop immediately the works at the controversial Cathedral Plaza which they build near St. Joseph Catholic Cathedral. Oprescu said that also he submitted to the Civil Section of Bucharest Tribunal two requests to call Millenium company to court and establish the absolute nullity of the resolutions of Bucharest General Council regarding the lands granted under concession for the project. “In my capacity as mayor I decided to join Bucharest Roman-Catholic Archbishopric over this issue,” Oprescu declared. According to the mayor, the concession contracts from 2002 and 2005 were concluded between the municipality, through the mayor general of that time, and Millenium company, without the organization of the compulsory public auction procedure. The Roman-Catholic Archbishopric thanked Oprescu for his intervention and voiced support for the general mayor’s battle against the “real estate mafia.” “After seven years of indifference and illegality from Bucharest general mayors to the grave danger represented by Cathedral Plaza to Bucharesters and St. Joseph Cathedral, justice and legality are ready to be brought to light,” the church said in a press release.


Traffic restrictions
during October 24-28



Several roads from Bucharest will be blocked during October 24-28, in the context of the religious manifestations from those days, and of the big number of pilgrims expected in Bucharest for the celebration of Sf. Dimitrie cel Nou and to worship five coffins with relics of saints, Mediafax reports. Bucharest Police spokesman, Christian Ciocan, declared yesterday that on Saturday, between 10 and 12 h., the streets Bibescu Voda, Serban Voda and those from Dealul Mitropoliei will be blocked. During the same time frame, Sfintii Apostoli Street, where Domnita Balasa church is located, will also be blocked. According to Ciocan, the streets from Dealul Mitropoliei area will be blocked for five days, almost 150 police officers being every day in the area, in sectors 3, 4 and 5. The road officers will also assure the blockage of traffic and its fluidity. The pilgrims can pray at the dedication day of the Patriarchal Cathedral from Bucharest, Saint Dimitrie cel Nou, in the period October 24-29, at five coffins with relics of saints.

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PC Cluj Political Bureau resigns


The members of the Political Bureau of the Cluj Napoca organisation of the Conservative Party (PC), beginning with President Valentin Guia, resigned, complaining about the fact that the municipal organization had been left on the hands of ‘political mercenaries’, according to Mediafax. Guia said he does not know which party he would join, but would definitely support PSD and its presidential candidate, Mircea Geoana, in the election campaign.


‘I have resigned because things were getting unclear at PC and because the municipal branch had been taken over by a squad of political mercenaries from ONG and from elsewhere. I joined politics to achieve top performance, something one cannot do in PC’, Guia said.


NGOs open online store


The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation and the ACTIV network have launched the biggest website for the presentation and sale of goods made by non-governmental organisations, according to a press statement. The befits raised from selling the goods will be exclusively spend on social activities for children, disabled people, elderly persons and other categories at social risk. www.profitfornonprofit.ro is a part of a bigger project – network of NGOs engaged in lucrative activities active – implemented by the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation and funded by the European Union via the PHARE 2006 Programme for enhancing the role of the civil society in Romania’s integration process.

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ME: Electricity price up by EUR 3.5/MWh in 2010


The price the end user pays for electricity is set to go up by 2 – 3.5 EUR/MWh in 2010 if Romania consumes its annual quota of green certificates of 8.3 per cent case next year, Economy Ministry (ME) Director General Alexandru Sandulescu stated at a conference on renewable energy, yesterday. The price of electricity obtained from fissile sources is due to grow on a medium to long term as coal subsidies are phased out, as greenhouse gas cost goes up and as price of fossil sources go up, Sandulescu mentioned. The ME representative said the renewable energy strategy counts on a declining renewable energy generation cost. Romania’s potential for solar energy is 1.2 TWh for electricity, the wind energy potential is 23 TWh, the hydrogenation potential is 36 TWh and the biomass and biogas potential is 318 PJ, according to the strategy developed by the authorities.


Microsoft interested to open up lab in Craiova


American company Microsoft is interested to open up a soft laboratory in Craiova, in the business incubator of the Industrial Park or of the IT Park developed by Craiova University. “Microsoft representatives have been here for an evaluation. They came, they saw, they left. They are interested to find a space of 800 sq m for a soft laboratory,” the general manager of the Industrial Park, Marin Nicoli, declared yesterday, quoted by Mediafax. Microsoft business in Romania increased last year 34 per cent, to RON 109.0 M, while the net profit rose by 3.2 per cent to RON 19.2 M. Also yesterday, Microsoft launched at global system the operation system Windows 7, in 12 languages, being set to be available at the beginning of the next month in 24 languages, Romanian include.

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Jerome Olive – proposed Dacia general manager


Jerome Olive will be proposed administrator of Dacia in the general meeting of the shareholders, called on November 26, and, subsequently, general manger of Dacia, in the place of Francois Fourmont, Mediafax informs. The latter will leave the company to pension off at the end of this year. Born on December 8, 1957 Jerome Olive obtained the diploma of engineer of the Institute Catholique d’Arts et Metiers (ICAM) in 1980. His career at Renault started in 1982, at the plant from Sandouville, where he held various positions connected with the reliability of the manufacturing and maintenance processes. In 1996, as chief of the Bodywork Department, he participated to the manufacturing of the model Scenic 1 at the Renault plant from Douai. In 1999, he became deputy manager in charge with manufacturing, assuming the management of the plant at the beginning of 2004.


Peter Imre
left Philip Morris



Peter Imre, director corporate affairs Philip Morris Romania & Bulgaria, completed his mandate in the company and decided to follow other career opportunities, reads a press release of the cigarette producer, HotNews informs. Roman Yazbeck, general director Romania & Bulgaria will hold also the office of interim director corporate affairs.


In Romania, Philip Morris International has a factory at Otopeni with a manufacturing capacity of 20 bln cigarettes per year. The production of the factory is exported in a proportion of over 50 per cent to EU, Africa and Asia. The main competitors of Philip Morris are British American Tobacco and JTI.


New Opel Astra in Romania starting November


The new generation of the Opel Astra model will become available on the Romanian market in the latter half of November, from EUR 14,250 including VAT, Mediafax informs. The vehicle will be sold in parallel with the old model. The new Astra will be available in the hatchback body option and four different features packs: essential, Enjoy, Sport and Cosmo. The model is the tenth in Opel’s small family cars’ class. There will be four petrol and four Diesel versions. The petrol engine will have a capacity of 1.4 L and will generate 100 HP. The other petrol engines are 1.6 L (115 HP), 1.4 L turbo (140 HP) and 1.6 L turbo (180 HP).


Rosia Montana GC to increase registered capital by RON 597.6 M


The authorized share capital of Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC) will be increased by RON 597.6 M from the current RON 612.6 M this year and all shareholders will preserve their stakes’, according to Mediafax. ‘Rosia Montana Gold Corporation is currently conducting a registered share capital increasing procedure under the law. The procedure in now in progress, it has not been completed. The company’s current authorised share capital is RON 14.99 M. The capital will be increased by RON 597.67 M.’


New promotions from Tarom


Tarom is putting up for sale 1,000 return tickets on the route Bucharest-Cluj-Bucharest or Cluj-Bucharest-Cluj at a tariff of EUR 43, all taxes included, Agerpres informs. The tickets can be acquired on the website www.tarom.ro, starting on Sunday, October 25, and are valid for the travelers during the whole month November 2009. Tarom national company operates 25 flights a week between Bucharest and Cluj, with Boeing, Airbus and ATR aircrafts.


General strike at Transelectrica
on November 2



Transelectrica employees will start a work-to-protest on Monday, will picket the company head offices on Wednesday and, on November 2, will go on strike indeterminately because the management refuses to grant their working conditions and remuneration demands, according to Mediafax. The ‘Univers’ federation with which the unions at Transelectrica S.A. and at its subsidiaries are affiliated, announces an Italian strike on November 26, from 07:30 to 09:30, a picket action at the company head office on October 28, from 13:00 to 15:00 and the beginning of a strike on an indeterminate term, where only a third of the regular activity will be done, on November 2, from 07:30, reads a press release issued by the federation on Thursday.

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