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May 18, 2021
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Motor racing: Webber wins in Monaco to lead F1 championship


Mark Webber swept to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday in a Red Bull one-two that catapulted the Australian to the top of the Formula One leaderboard. The first Australian winner in the Mediterranean principality since triple world champion Jack Brabham in 1959, Webber led from pole to finish for his second victory in a row and fourth of his career. In a race punctuated by crashes and four safety car periods, including the last three laps, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel anchored Red Bull’s second one-two in six races with Poland’s Robert Kubica third for Renault.


Show at Foreign Ministry’s Cup


The 8th edition of the Cup of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), the only sports event dedicated to the diplomatic community in Bucharest, started on Saturday at e Diplomatic Club. The day’s main event was the basketball game that pitted the MAE’s women’s team against the Global Shooting Starts, the ambassadors’ team. The ambassadors won the game, score 31-19. Bogdan Mazuru, secretary of state for European Affairs, the guest player of the women’s team, stated: “The important thing is to take part in the competition, not to win; this is the spirit of our Cup, a Cup that we are now organizing for the eighth time. There are 500 participants. I wish them all good luck. I believe that in the end we will all be the winners.”

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As of today, state secretaries banned from
company boards



Finance Minister Sebastian Vladescu Friday signed an order under which state secretaries and member of their offices shall no longer seat on Boards of Administrators (CA) and General Assemblies of Shareholders (AGA). “Unless until Monday, May 17, the order is complied with, the Minister of Public Finance will demand that the state secretaries and members of their offices be dismissed,” according to a ministerial statement. Vladescu also called for the sums received by dignitary members of various commissions, committees or councils, on the basis of certain normative acts, to be transferred into the solidarity account, starting this month.

General manager of CFR Freight resigns


Mihai Frasinoi, general manager of CFR Freight, resigned on Friday, citing personal reasons, Mediafax informs. Frasinoiu will return to heading the company’s Craiova branch. Technical assistant manager George Micu was appointed general manager of CFR Freight on Saturday, by Transport Minister Radu Berceanu, sources from within the Transport Ministry inform.

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