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Yann Tiersen comes back for another concert in Bucharest on December 9


The French artist Yann Tiersen, best known to the public for the soundtracks of “Amelie/ Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain” and “Good Bye, Lenin”, will return to Romania to offer a concert in Bucharest, on December 9, the organizers of the event, Artmania, announce, quoted by Mediafax. The concert is part of the European tour to promote his latest album, titled “Dust Lane”. Tiersen presents his new album, accompanied by a new French-English band.


Yann Tiersen will perform, starting 21:00, at The Silver Church Club in Bucharest. Tickets are available in the Germanos, Carturesti, Humanitas and Domo shops network and online, on eventim.ro. The first 300 tickets can be purchased at RON 50, until August 15. Between August 16 and December 8, the price of a ticket is RON 85 and, on the day of the event, it will cost RON 110. Moreover, 50 VIP tickets were issued, priced RON 150. Tiersen also performed in Bucharest in 2003 and 2009.


Jennifer Rush comes to Romania


Singer Jennifer Rush, best known for the song “The Power Of Love”, will arrive, on October 17, to Bucharest, for a concert which will take place at the Palace Hall. According to a release from the organizers – Project Events -, the concert is part of the tour promoting the artist’s latest album, “Now Is The Hour!” launched at the beginning of March. Jennifer Rush came to the critics’ attention in the ‘80s, recoding, alongside Elton John, the song “Flames of Paradise”. A few years later, she launched the album “Jennifer Rush”, which was unexpectedly well received. The song “The Power Of Love” ranked first in charts worldwide. In 1985, the song was designated “The best-selling song of a solo female artist, in the history of British pop music” by the Guinness Book of Records. In making the album “Passion”, the artist collaborated with resounding names in the music industry, such as Michael Bolton and Richie Sambora – the guitarist of Bon Jovi. Jennifer Rush has collected 50 gold records and two double-platinum albums, so far, and launched 13 albums.


Tickets for Michael Bolton concert – supplemented


The organizers of the concert which Michael Bolton will give on July 30 in Constanta decided to supplement by 500 seats the VIP stand, as tickets initially on offer have been exhausted. The new tickets can be purchased starting this week from all ticket-selling points. The access of children under 10 to the concert is free of charge, irrespective of the sector in which parents hold tickets, the organizers, International Creative Artist, announce. The prices of tickets for the Michael Bolton concert range between RON 60 and 200 and may be purchased, in Constanta, at all Telegraf kiosks, the National Opera Theatre, the National Theatre, the Trade Unions’ Culture Home and, country-wide, in the Germanos, Vodafone and Orange shops’ network, in Carturesti and Humanitas bookshops and online on eventim.ro and bilete.ro. The concert will be held on the platform across from the Constanta Casino, namely, the Gate 1 area of the Constanta Harbour, and the artist will be lodged at the Rex Grand Hotel in Mamaia.

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Dinamo vs. Olimpia Balti in Europa League’s 2nd qualifying round


Moldova’s Olimpia Balti took part in its first training session in Bucharest on Tuesday, two days before its return leg against Dinamo, a game counting for Europa League’s second qualifying round. Olimpia arrived in Bucharest on Tuesday after losing the first leg in Chisinau last Thursday, score 0-2. Skipper Nicolae Orlovschi stated that Olimpia will fight to the very end, while Eduard Valuta, another Moldovan fullback, stated: “Although we have meager chances to qualify we will play to win.” Dinamo will play against Olimpia today at 8.45 PM. The game will be broadcast live by Sport.ro and will be refereed by Italy’s Antonio Damato.


Toja close to Aris Thessaloniki transfer, media says


Steaua’s Columbian midfielder Juan Carlos Toja is close to being transferred to Greece’s Aris Thessaloniki, with the Greek press writing that the two clubs have already reached an agreement over the details of the deal. According to the sportnet.gr website, Toja was scheduled to arrive in Greece on Wednesday in order to discuss with the club’s leadership the details of his contract. Juan Toja signed for Steaua in the summer of 2008. Previously he played for America’s FC Dallas. Before that he also played for River Plate and Santa Fe. His record also includes three caps for Columbia’s national football team.


Digisport to broadcast F1 races


Digisport, the digital television station, has bought Formula 1’s broadcast rights, 3surse.ro informs. Currently broadcast by TVR, from 2011 to 2013 the Formula 1 races will be broadcast by Digisport, a station that also owns the rights to broadcast League 1 games and MotoGP races. According to Hotnews, Digisport’s offer surpassed TVR’s offer by 50 per cent, with the Formula One Management being subsequently contacted by other Romanian TV stations too. Digi Sport broadcasts League I, Premier League, Serie A, Primera Division and NBA games, as well as MotoGP races.


Tickets for Urziceni-Zenit Champions League match


The Romanian football vice-champions Unirea Urziceni have set the ticket prices for the match against the Russian team Zenit Sankt Petersburg to be played next week, counting for the first game of the third preliminary round of Champions League. The prices range from RON 5 to 250. The match will take place on the Steaua Stadium in Bucharest.

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Two Romanian women killed in Italy and Spain


Two Romanian women living abroad have been brutally slain. According to Antena3.ro, a Romanian woman was killed and her body was burnt in Spain. In the other case, a Romanian woman was attacked and killed with a crossbow in Italy. The cases have shocked public opinion in both countries. One of the victims, a 25-year-old woman, had left the country and was living in Spain. Her butchered body was found in her boyfriend’s burnt car. The autopsy established that the woman died violently and investigators are not ruling out a crime of passion. In Italy a Romanian woman was killed with a crossbow. The young woman disappeared two months ago but her body was found just recently. A 35-year-old Italian man confessed the murder after several hours of interrogation. After killing the woman he buried her inside a viaduct.


Six year old killed by bus


A six-year-old girl died yesterday in Bals locality, Iasi County, after she was hit by a bus. The girl and her grandmother had just gotten off a minivan when the girl ran across the street. An ambulance arrived on the scene and took the girl to hospital in a critical condition. She died shortly after arriving there.


German found hanged
in church courtyard



A German citizen was found hanged in a church courtyard in Afumati commune, Dolj County. His body was discovered by a local that saw the man hanging from the belfry. Investigators did not find any note. “The body did not show any signs of violence,” agent Amelia Caprarin, spokesperson of the Dolj County Police Inspectorate, stated.


Brasov: Deadly car crash


Two persons died and one was seriously injured in a car crash that took place yesterday morning on National Road 1. The crash occurred when the driver of a car with Bulgarian license plates entered the opposite lane and collided with a truck. Two of the car’s passengers died on the spot, with the injured driver being taken to the Brasov County Hospital. All three victims were Romanian citizens. According to preliminary investigations, the driver lost control of the vehicle after falling asleep. Traffic was blocked for two hours between Vladeni and Persani localities, Brasov County.


Craiova: Baby found on railway tracks after falling from train


A three-year-old baby was found on the railway tracks in Craiova’s Triaj train station. The baby had head and arm injuries. Police officers established that the child fell from an express train in which his father and his concubine were traveling. Investigators established that being unsupervised by his father and his concubine, three-year-old Adrian B. fell while the train was stopped in the Triaj station.


PSD Deputy Anghel Stanciu in hospital,
in serious condition



The PSD Deputy of Iasi, Anghel Stanciu is in hospital, in serious condition, after undergoing a surgery on Tuesday night, for a broken aorta. The son of the deputy, Cristian Stanciu said his father’s aorta failed, with serious complications, because of the stress put on the deputy by the local daily ‘Buna Ziua Iasi.’ According to the manager of the Iasi Cardiology Center, Grigore Tinica, the patient is kept alive “by the machines of the Emergency Room and doctors are still reserved in their prognosis.” ‘Buna Ziua Iasi’ recently unveiled the businesses conducted by the Stanciu family in Iasi, especially through the Green Ecologic Foundation (FEG), led by the son of the PSD Deputy. Last week, local PDL leader Mihaela Popa accused Anghel Stanciu of sending her eight threatening SMS, after midnight.

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BUSINESS

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Mihai Tanasescu: The IMF is pressing the state
to pay debts to firms



Romanian’s representative at the IMF, Mihai Tanasescu, voiced his hope that authorities “will take the necessary measures to reduce arrears,” ‘Adevarul’ reports. “The IMF mission due to arrive in Bucharest on Monday will have three objectives. The first would be the closing of 2010, including the budgetary rectification which is to be analyzed in light of the new measures applied by the Romanian Government. Then we will address the topic of the 2011 budget, in its main points, starting from the level set by the preceding evaluating mission, namely, a tax deficit of 4.4 per cent of GDP. In this context, we will discuss both the effects that measures taken will have in the course of 2011, as well as proposals that Romanian authorities will make as regards fiscal policy. The third objective refers to fiscal and monetary policies, namely, to the maintaining of prudent monetary policies, of a vigilant watch on the banking system as a whole, as well as to ensuring the stability of the banking system in the following interval,” Tanasescu concluded.


Romania’s steel production up almost two thirds in H1


Romania’s unprocessed steel production went up by 64.5 per cent in the first six months of the year, to 1.86 M tons, exceeding by over two times the 28 per cent world market growth of production standing at 706 M tons, according to World Steel Association. Romania’s steel production in June doubled on a year-on-year basis at 340,000 tons from 169,000. Global unprocessed steel production in June was up 18 per cent at 118.7 M tons. Last year, steel production in Romania dropped by 46.4 per cent to 2.7 M tons.


New Kopel Group imports China made Chery cars


New Kopel Group has imported the first lot of 24 Chery motor-vehicles from China, and is now planning a reliability road test in Romania, followed by actual sales, the company announced yesterday, according to Mediafax. ‘During this period, the reliability and appropriateness of these cars for the Romanian roads will be tested. The group is also going to use this lapse of time to develop its after-sales expertise’, New Kopel Group CEO Dudy Perry states in a release.

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