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Lucian Bute to box again on April 17
in Montreal

Lucian Bute, the holder of the IBF super middleweight world title, will put his title on the line once again on April 17 in Montreal, with his opponent set to be established in the following period. America’s Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins, and Columbia’s Edison Miranda are some of his possible opponents. Lucian Bute has kept his IBF super middleweight world title after knocking out Mexico’s Librado Andrade in the fourth round of their November 29 bout in Quebec.

Spain thrashes Romania 3-0 in Hopman Cup

Romania’s tennis team, consisting of Sorana Cirstea and Victor Hanescu, has lost its game against Spain, score 0-3, after Hanescu abandoned his game against Tommy Robredo and the mixed doubles game no longer took place. In the first game of the clash Sorana Cirstea was defeated by Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, score 4-6, 3-6. Victor Hanescu then played against Tommy Robredo and abandoned after losing the first set, score 3-6. Because of Hanescu’s injury the mixed doubles game no longer took place and the Spanish team was declared its winner, score 6-0, 6-0.

Men’s basketball: Elba Timisoara wins Central Europe League game

Elba Timisoara, Romania’s runners-up, defeated Austria’s Arkadia Traiskirchen Vienna on Tuesday, score 91-62. Elba’s home-side game was the fourth game in Central Europe League’s Group C. Serbian national Milos Pesici (Elba Timisoara) was the game’s MVP with 29 points scored. Elba has registered two defeats and two wins in Group C. The group also consists of Hungary’s Marso Vagep Nyiregyhaza.

qualify for second round in Auckland

Monica Niculescu/Ioana Raluca Olaru have qualified on Tuesday for the second round of the doubles event within the WTA tournament in Auckland (New Zeeland), a tournament with total prizes of USD 220,000, the competition’s official website informs. Niculescu and Olaru have defeated Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues/Carla Suarez Navarro in the first round, score 7-5, 7-5. In the next stage, the quarterfinals, Niculescu and Olaru will play against top favourites Cara Black (Zimbabwe)/Liezel Huber (US).

Dorel Stoica signs 6 month contract with
Al-Ettifaq, waits for green card

Dorel Stoica, former skipper of Universitatea Craiova, stated on Tuesday evening that he signed for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ettifaq club and pointed out that he is waiting for his green card in order to be able to play for his new team. Stoica arrived in Saudi Arabia on December 30, 2009 and managed to impress the leaders of Al-Ettifaq, a team coached by Ion Marin. ‘I have signed a six-month contract but for me they will be the first option at the end of the contract, provided they’ll want me to stay. Now I’m waiting for my green card. I can hardly wait to play; they are in full season so I’ll get right to business,’ Stoica stated.

Henin wins again in comeback tournament

Belgium’s Justine Henin continued her successful return to professional tennis with a 6-4 6-3 win over Kazakhstan’s Sesil Karatantcheva at the Brisbane International on Wednesday. The former world number one, playing her first official tournament in 20 months, cruised to victory in 77 minutes to advance to the quarter-finals against Hungary’s Melinda Czink. Top seed Andy Roddick also maintained his steady buildup to this month’s Australian Open with a workmanlike 7-6 6-3 second round win over big-serving Australian Carsten Ball in the men’s draw. Last year’s Wimbledon finalist, resuming after a knee injury cut short his 2009 season, saved a set point before winning the opener in a tiebreak then snatched the second with a single break of serve. Roddick’s fellow American James Blake saved three match points and recovered from a service break down in the deciding third set to defeat Frenchman Marc Gicquel 6-3 3-6 7-6 in a much tighter match on the Pat Rafter centre court.

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Special edition for Logan, Sandero and Logan MCV in France

Dacia will launch a special limited edition for Logan, Sandero and Logan MCV in France, the Renault Group has announced. Dubbed ‘Black Line,’ the special edition will feature equipping options that are superior to regular models. According to Mediafax, the ‘Black Line’ edition is based on the equipping options of the Laureate series. Apart from the regular features such as electric windows for the front seats, centralized locking system or power assisted steering, the cars will have metallic paint, new car seat covers with visible black seams, leather steering-wheel cover and an audio system with controls on the steering-wheel. The price of a limited-edition Sandero will start from EUR 9,600. A Logan model will cost at least EUR 10,950, while a Logan MCV will cost EUR 13,350.

Felix Daniliuc –
new Raiffeisen Leasing General Manager

Raiffeisen Leasing Deputy General Manager Felix Daniliuc was appo9inted at the beginning of the year as General Manager of the company, replacing Mihaela Mateescu shoes term had come to an end on December 31, 2009. Daniliuc had been Deputy General Manager since October 2009. ‘Daniliuc has over 18 years of experience in the financial and banking field, in activities like trade finance, custody, cash management, retail banking, co-ordination of branch network and direct sales’, reads a press release of Raiffeisen Leasing, quoted by Mediafax. The in-coming head of Raiffeisen Leasing says in 2010 he would seek to enlarge client portfolio and actively consolidate existing clients.

Toyota unveils new low cost model in New Delhi

Toyota has unveiled its new low cost MCV within the auto show in New Delhi, ‘Romania Libera’ daily informs. The model, dubbed Etios, will be launched at the end of 2010 in India, Russia, South America and South-East Asia. Toyota pointed out that over 2,000 engineers from India and Japan worked for four years on this model. Its price was not disclosed. Nevertheless, according to the international press, Etios should cost significantly below USD 10,000 (EUR 7,000). Kazuo Okamoto, the Vice President of Toyota, has stated that this is not a copy of a Japanese or European model.

15 pc less tourists last year compared to 2008

Guest arrivals to accommodation units were down 13.8 per cent in the first 11 months of 2009 compared to the first 11 months of 2008 and, in November 2009, the arrivals indicator was down 15.8 per cent compared to November 2008, according to a National Statistical Institute Survey. Arrivals registered by accommodation providers in January – November 2009 amounted to a total of 5.78 M, 13.8 per cent less than those in the similar period of 2008. Romanian tourist arrivals in the first 11 months represented 79.1 per cent of the total, and foreign tourist arrivals represented 20.9 per cent.

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