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Gheorghe Hagi Academy defeats Galatasaray in Talent Cup


The Gheorghe Hagi Academy defeated Galatasaray Istanbul on Wednesday evening on day two of the Talent Cup, an international U-17 football tournament hosted by Constanta, score 1-0 (0-0 at half time). Cristian Gavra scored the game’s only goal. Academia Hagi won the penalty kicks that followed the game, score 5-3 (goals scored by Naziru, Gavra, Iancu, Medesan and Omeag). Penalty kicks will also be used if teams find themselves in a tie in the standings at the end of the tournament. On day one Real Madrid defeated arch-rival FC Barcelona, score 3-1 (5-3 after penalty kicks).


Men’s basketball: Romania 70 – Sweden 54 in EC 2011 qualifiers


The Romanian men’s national basketball team defeated Sweden on Wednesday within the ‘Horia Demian’ sports hall in Cluj-Napoca, score 70-54 (19-14, 16-13, 20-15, 15-12). The game counted for the European Championships 2011 qualifiers. Romania won after playing very good, the victory being unexpected the more so since this was head coach John Carl Newmann’s second victory after a losing streak of eight games. Sweden is the group’s top favorite. Sweden tops the group standings with 3 points (2 games), followed by Romania with 2 points, Azerbijan with 2 pts, Belarus with 1 point and Albania with 1 point. Romania will next play an away game against Albania on August 14.


Romania 4 – Republic of Moldova 0 in U-17 friendly


Romania’s U-17 national football team defeated the Republic of Moldova in a friendly game on Tuesday in Targu Neamt, score 4-0.


Ilie Dumitrescu: Edi Iordanescu is Steaua’s new assistant coach


Former Romanian international Ilie Dumitrescu held a press conference on Wednesday, talking about the new challenge in his coaching career, namely that of coaching Steaua Bucharest. Asked who he will work with at Steaua, Ilie Dumitrescu stated: “Edi Iordanescu, Anghel Iordanescu’s son, is the assistant coach. He is qualified for the job.” He was also asked about the changes he wants to make in the team’s extended lineup. “My only problem is the striker. We have only one veritable striker nowadays – Greece’s Kapetanos. If he suffers an injury who are we going to use? The other players are not strikers. Bogdan Stancu for example comes from the second line,” Dumitrescu said. “I want to use a system similar to the one Victor Piturca introduced. I want to prove that I can have results in Romania too,” the new Steaua head coach stated.

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BUSINESS

NEWS IN BRIEF

Arrears to pharma producers reach an approximate RON 3 bln.


Arrears to the pharmaceutical industry reached an approximate RON 3 bln, as CNSAS has not paid for the medicines delivered in 2009 and producers estimate they can no longer find the money needed to stay in activity, Mediafax reports. “Out of respect for patients and in order to secure their uninterrupted access to therapy, the members of APMGR understood to support the health system, so they are faced now with payment delays of almost 300 days. We warn that it is impossible for us to keep crediting the health system, without affecting the local generics industry’s capacity to support the economic recovery of Romania, by investing more than the EUR 2 bln we contributed since 2005,” the Association of Romanian Producers of Generic Medicines (APMGR) writes in a press release. In 2010, APMGR is crediting the Romanian health system with more than RON 1.5 bln, as generic medicines account for 25 pc of the market, in terms of value, and 62 pc in terms of total consumption volume. Electrica, Romgaz and Romanian Lottery donate more than RON 800 M to the budget. Electrica and Romgaz companies will each donate RON 400 M to the budget, while ‘Loteria Romana’ (the Romanian Lottery) will donate RON 74 M from next years’ profits and sales of assets, Mediafax reports. Furthermore, state-subsidised companies that registered losses in the past years, but are scoring profit in 2010 will use their profit to cover these losses.


AIPC asks CNVM to start debate over Rasdaq


The Capital Market Investors Association (AIPC) asked the National Securities Commission (CNVM) to submit to public debate the draft act by which the capital market watchdog and the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) are trying to reorganise the capital market, Mediafax reports. Under the latest act drafted by BVB on reorganising the Rasdaq market, BVB will select the companies eligible to be transferred from Rasdaq to the Stock Exchange, but it will need the issuers’ approval to transfer their shares on the regulated market. The Brokers’ Association previously asked that companies should be automatically transferred, if minimal conditions are met.


4.1 pc less new vehicles registered in July


Registrations of new vehicles dropped in July by 4.1 pc against a year ago, to 11,899 units, while automobile registrations declined by 2.2 pc, to 10,381 units, according to data released by the Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Department (DRPCIV), Mediafax reports. Some 2.8 pc more vehicles and 1 pc more automobiles were registered in July 2010, against the previous month. During January-July, new vehicle registrations decreased by 36 pc year-on-year, to 47,017 units. Also in July, DRPCIV registered 168 mopeds and motorcycles, 29 pc less than a year ago. In the same month, 22 pc less freight vehicles were registered in Romania, down to a total 717 units. Dacia remains the best sold brand of automobiles, with 3,864 units.


Traffic on Sun Motorway, monitored with Toyota Avensis


Under a partnership between Toyota Romania and the Romanian Police General Inspectorate (IGPR), two models of the Avensis range will be used to monitor traffic on the Sun Motorway, Agerpres reports. The partnership will run during summer time, when the importer of the Japanese brand will make available to the Motorway Police department two models of Toyota Avensis. The two limos feature top equipment for the Avensis model and are propelled by diesel engines of 2.2 D-CAT 177 HP, and 2.2 D-4D 150 HP.


ANOFM employees have higher salaries


Last month, the net salaries paid to the the National Employment Agency (ANOFM) personnel were insignificantly lower than in June 2010, and in some cases they were even higher than before the 25 pc cuts, Realitatea.net reports. In July, 83 pc of ANOFM employees received incentives higher than the net salary. For instance, the head of the Operational Sectorial Programme on Human Resources Development (OIPOSDRU) – Gabriela Rus – was in June the seventh best paid employee of ANOFM, an analysis by MONEY.ro found out. The manager earned RON 4,720 in June, according to a press release issued by the institution. In July, the net income of the OIPOSDRU manager topped RON 6,486, resulting from the net salary (RON 3,648) and incentives worth RON 2,838. Summing up, the ANOFM employee was better paid in July than before the salary cut.

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