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March 31, 2023


Men’s Judo: Romania wins Bronze in European Championships

The Romanian men’s national judo team won the Bronze medal on Sunday on the final day of the European Championships in Vienna. The Romanian athletes were defeated by Poland in Group A and entered the playoffs where they defeated the Republic of Moldova in round one and Italy in round two. The European title was won by Georgia after it defeated France in the final. Russia won the second Bronze medal. Apart from the men’s Bronze medal, Romaina’s Alina Dumitru (48-kg category) and Corina Caprioriu (57-kg category) won Gold medals in the women’s individual events.

Koczi wins Bronze
in vault event, Romania’s only medal

Falvius Koczi won Romania’s only medal at the European Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham. With world champion Marian Dragulescu absent, the Romanian gymnasts failed to impress, winning only a Bronze medal in the vault event after on Saturday they failed to finish among the top three teams, the first failure of its kind in ten years. Koczi’s two attempts scored 15.925, giving Romanian gymnast the Bronze medal in an event won by Finland’s Tomi Tuuha (15.975).

Women’s volleyball: New national title
for CSU Metal Galati

The games counting for Division A’s playoffs and playouts took place on Sunday. CSU Metal Galati won a new national title after defeating Dinamo Romprest in the final playoff game, score 3-0. SCM U Craiova finished on 5th with 31 points, followed by Penicilina Iasi with 29 points, Unic with 28 points and Medicina CSU Tg. Mures with 20 points.

Mountaineer Teodor Tulpan seriously injured in paraglide accident

Teodor Tulpan, one of the first Romanian mountaineers to conquer the Everest in 2003 was taken by helicopter to Bucharest after he fractured his spine in a paraglide accident. Raluca Pusca, spokesperson of the Sibiu County Emergency Hospital, stated that the mountaineer’s family wanted him to be taken to a clinic in Bucharest. Neurologists diagnosed the mountaineer with a spine fracture. Teodor Tulpan is currently in a stable condition.

Women’s basketball: Foreign players win All Star Game

The All Star Game that pitted the foreign players of Division A against the Romanian players’ team on Sunday in Drobeta Turnu Severin ended with the foreign players’ victory, score 105-69 (42-14, 20-15, 23-16, 20-24). The event in Severin started with a gesture of charity done by the best 24 players of the Romanian basketball championship (as identified by public votes, the press and the Romanian Basketball Federation specialists). The players visited the Care Centre for Persons with Handicap in Ilovat commune and the Social Assistance Centre in Drobeta Turnu Severin, handing out gifts to the elderly persons and children. The 3-point throw competition was won by Ildiko Vass (BC Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe) who was cheered on from the stands by her father. Alexandra Uiuiu (MCM Municipal Targoviste) won the Miss All Star Game 2010 Drobeta Turnu Severin title. Cherrise Graham (ICIM Arad) was the game’s MVP.

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Woman injured in home blast

A powerful explosion was reported in a studio in the Brasov Noua district yesterday morning. The only tenant, an 85-year old lady, was injured, suffering hand burns, in the explosion that was not followed by fire. An emergency rescue team and two ambulances intervened and rushed the victim to the Brasov County Hospital. Brasov Emergency Rescue Inspectorate (ISU) representatives identified the cause of the blast as an accumulation of gas leaked by the kitchen cooker. The blast destroyed 60-70 per cent of the studio and the outer wall collapsed. The door to the apartment across the corridor and an upstairs apartment were also affected.

Biker dies in impact with VW Golf

A motorcyclist died Sunday, on the very last day of a campaign staged by the ‘Eagle Bikers Satu Mare’ motorcycle club aimed precisely at convincing drivers to drive more carefully and stop ignoring bikers in traffic. According to the internet site of ‘Adevarul’ newspaper, the rider died on the spot, in the impact with a VW Golf automobile that did not grant him the right of passage. According to Octavian Negruti, inspector with the Bihor County Road Police Department, the victim Ionut Petrovai lived in Oradea and was an NCO with the Oradea Bureau against Organised Crime (BCCO), but he was born in Maramures. Many of the biker’s friends gathered in Sanmartin and testified that the victim was an experienced rider and complied with road regulations, accusing the driver of having turned left without checking the rear-view mirror, so he is the only one responsible for the crash. Over 200 bikers belonging to five clubs from Satu Mare, Carei, Tusnad, Oradea and Zalau stopped last Sunday in the center of Oradea, to promote the campaign named “Let’s respect each other in traffic.”

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Small-scale agricultural producers to continue using sale certificates

Small-scale producers can continue selling their products in markets on the basis of valid producer’s certificates like they did until now and people who occasionally engage in commerce with agricultural products are excepted from the obligation to have electronic cash registers, a Ministry of Agriculture release to the editorial office shows. “Regarding the statements concerning agricultural producers’ obligation to use electronic cash registers in case they sell their products in markets and fairs, the occasional commerce with agricultural products, conducted by individual producers in markets, fairs or other authorised public locations, is excepted from the provisions,” the release adds.

Abrogation of regulated electricity prices analysed

National Energy Regulator (ANRE) is going to pay EUR 300,000 for a study to appraise the effects of removing regulated electricity and heat prices, Mediafax informs.

The implementation of the measure has to be preceded by a process of more accurate identification of consumers likely to be affected by the measure, as well as by an assessment of economic, social and regulation effects the measure would have, to allow for a judicious establishment of compensations. The study will also evaluate the affordability of electricity and heat prices by end consumers in the context of subsidies granted for the promotion of renewable energies and the impact of polluting emission certificate trading. ANRE will hold the tendering procedure on June 11 and the study will need to be completed within six months.

Nuclearelectrica energy output down by 4.6 pc

The operators of Romania’s only nuclear power station, Nuclearelectrica in Q1 produced 2.91 TWh of electricity, less by 4.6 per cent compared with the total of 3.06 TWh produced in Q1 2009, according to company data, Mediafax reports. The Cernavoda-based nuclear power station is operated by Nuclearelectrica and is served by two reactors put into service in 1996 and 2007, respectively. In Q1 2008, the company produced 19 per cent of the power delivered to the national grid.

Competition Council probes foundation of Electra and Hidroenergetica

The Competition Council has commenced an inquiry into the foundation of the two national energy companies Electra and Hidroenergetica, to evaluate the impact of the operation on the affected markets, Mediafax informs. Competition Council President Bogdan Chiritoiu said the institution intended to analyse the compatibility of the two companies with a normal competitive environment, considering that the restructuring of the energy production sector offered the premises for the creation or consolidation of dominant positions. The operation of the two organisations may also lead to the restriction, removal or significant distortion of competition on the market for the selling and supply of electricity, according to the official.

Groupama posts EUR 8 M loss in Romania for 2009

Groupama last year sustained (operating, before tax) losses of EUR 8 M, the figure being three times smaller than in 2008, a French group report issued yesterday and cited by Mediafax informs. In Romania, Groupama owns Groupama Asigurari and OTP Garancia Asigurari, with the two companies reporting a combined loss of EUR 9.7 M in 2009 compared with EUR 23.7 M in 2008, the report further states. Acquisitions Groupama made on the local market in 2008 – Asiban and OTP Garancia Asigurari – contributed EUR 52 M to the group’s domestic turnover. The Groupama companies in Romania last year registered gross subscribed premiums worth EUR 209 M, less by 10.9 per cent than in 2008. General insurance premium value dropped by 7.9 per cent to EUR 190 M in 2009.

Lord Mayor of London visits Bucharest

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nick Anstee will visit Romania accompanied by a British business delegation to promote bilateral; relations, a press release informs. British investment in Romania amounts to over EUR 4 bln, with more than 4,000 British companies operating on the Romanian market. Public-private partnership (ppp) is often used in a diverse range of infrastructure and service projects in education, healthcare or prison system in the UK.

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