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December 1, 2021


Brukhental art works in Gdansk exhibit

The Gdansk National Museum hosted, on September 4, 2010, the opening of the exhibition “Van Eyck – Memling – Bruegel. Masterpieces of Painting from the Collections of the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu”. The exhibition is the result of the collaboration between the two museums, which started this year, with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR)-Warsaw. It will offer the Polish public a closer look at styles of painting and painters rarely present or entirely absent form Polish collections. For the first time in the history of Polish museums, three paintings by Hans Memling, two portraits in the Sibiu collection and “The Last Judgement”, which is part of the Gdansk National Museum collection, will be exhibited together. The exhibition will be accompanied by a calendar of scientific and educational events, including several lectures given by Polish art historians and critics (held mainly at the National Museum of Warsaw), as well as activities for children and youngsters.

Norwegian architecture on display at Peasant Museum

The Norwegian contemporary art and crafts exhibition “Constructions” – running at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum between September 15 and October 17 – offers an encompassing view of crafts, from conceptual, at times experimental, works to others deeply rooted in tradition, all starting out as an exercise in craftsmanship. The exhibition will be opened on Wednesday, September 15, 18:30, at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum (MTR). Organized by the Royal Embassy of Norway to Bucharest in collaboration with the Romanian Peasant’s Museum, the exhibition will remain open between September 15 and October 17, at the Irina Nicolau Hall, Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 18:00. The 22 works exhibited make up a wide variety of conceptual forms and expressions, some experimental, others rooted in tradition, but all springing from an exercise in craftsmanship.

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Friendly: Rapid 1 – Shakhtar Donetsk 2

Shakhtar Donetsk, coached by Mircea Lucescu, defeated Rapid Bucharest on Saturday in a friendly game on Bucharest’s ‘Giulesti – Valentin Stanescu’ stadium, score 2-1 (0-1 at half time). This was the fifth game that the teams have played against one another, their only official game taking place in the 2005/2006 edition of the UEFA Cup groups’ stage, back when Rapid won in Donetsk, score 1-0. It was a historic game given the fact that it pitted father (Shakhtar’s head coach Mircea Lucescu) against son (Rapid’s head coach Razvan Lucescu).

U-21: Romania 3 – Russia 0

Romania’s U-21 national football team has qualified for the playoff counting for the U-21 European Championship 2011 after defeating Russia, score 3-0 (2-0) on Friday in Botosani in the last but one game in qualifiers Group 1. The goals scored by Eric Bicfalvi (27th minute), Sabrin Sburlea (37th minute) and Ioan Hora (86th minute) gave Romania a well-deserved win against a powerful team. Romania now tops the group standings with 24 points, followed by Russia with 21 points.

Water polo: Italy 10 – Romania 7

Romania’s water polo team has small chances to qualify for the quarterfinals of the European Championships in Zagreb after losing its game against Italy on Friday in its last but one game in Group A, score 7-10 (2-4, 1-1, 1-2, 3-3). After defeating Turkey (12-6) and world runner-up Spain (11-10), Romania lost to Croatia (7-13) and Italy (7-10). Romania will next play against world title holders Montenegro on Sunday at 7 PM.

Tomizawa dies after Moto2 crash

Japanese Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa has died after suffering a shocking crash during the Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix, doctor Claudio Costa, part of the motorcycling world championship’s medical team, told reporters the news.

Suter’s Tomizawa was travelling at full speed when he fell off on a corner and was hit violently by the bikes of Alex De Angelis and Scott Redding, who both also tumbled but looked relatively unhurt. The race continued, despite the protests of television commentators who said it should be stopped, and was won by Spain’s Toni Elias. Riders in the premier MotoGP class were also informed after their race. “I found out now, when things like this happen nothing else matters,” world champion Valentino Rossi told Mediaset television. “He was a lovely guy it was a horrible accident.” Moto2 is the new name for the former 250cc category below MotoGP.

FIBA WC: Champions Spain and Serbia reach last eight

Holders Spain and dark horses Serbia reached the world championship quarter-finals, winning in contrasting fashion on Saturday to set up a repeat of the 2009 European final.

Spain, who beat Serbia comfortably last year to capture their first European championship, will start as favourites again after coasting to an 80-72 victory over Greece, the team they beat in the 2006 world final. Serbia’s young team, though, will be brimming with confidence after a dramatic 73-72 triumph over Balkan neighbours Croatia took them into the last eight in only their third major tournament as an independent nation.

Captain Nenad Krstic scored 16 points and guard Aleksandar Rasic added 15 with three assists to lead Serbia to an emotional victory in an enthralling rollercoaster game where the lead changed hands 13 times.

Dropped for last year’s European championship, Rasic was the architect of his team’s win with cool shooting from the foul line in a heart-stopping last minute after counterpart Marko Popovic missed an important free throw at the other end. “I know people back home are sick and tired of our narrow defeats in big games but we left everything on the court and all I can say is I am sad we didn’t win,” a dejected Popovic told Croatian television after recording a game-high 21 points.

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Accounting profession under debate at CECCAR Congress

The works of the 18th Congress of the Accounting Profession in Romania, organised by the Board of Expert and Authorised Accountants in Romania (CECCAR) opened Friday before an attendance of 1,500 expert accountants, according to Agerpres. Guests to the two-day event included Robert Bunting, president of the International Federation of Accountants. The expert accountants present debated the chief issues their profession is facing, as well as the major role the accounting profession has in the current economic context. Radu Moraru and CECCAR president Marin Toma opened the first session of papers. It was followed by two roundtable discussions involving reputed accountants, Romanian and foreign.

Blue Air business stays afloat thanks to Bacau-London flights

Low-cost airline Blue Coast, held by businessman Nelu Iordache appears to stay in business only thanks to company-operated flights from Bacau to London, Bergamo and Turin respectively, according to ‘Gandul’ daily newspaper. This recession-dominated economic context led to some of the company’s 780 employees going to be laid off. The company also seeks to implement a “fleet restructuring plan, given the deep economic crisis. We’ve therefore given up on four airplanes, with only six remaining, adding to which are two more to be delivered by year’s end, part of a Boeing order.”

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Polish FM in working visit to Romania

Poland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Radoslaw Sikorski will pay a working visit to Romania on Monday, where he is set to meet his Romanian counterpart Teodor Baconschi, the Poland Foreign Affairs Ministry’s website informs. Sikorski and Baconschi will talk about a series of bilateral issues, including cooperation, regional policies and energy security, but also about important multilateral issues such as the NATO and EU agenda, Eastern policy and the financial crisis. The Polish Minister will also meet Romanian President Traian Basescu and Speaker of the Senate Mircea Geoana. According to a communiqué that the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry remitted on Saturday to Mediafax, during their talks the two Foreign Affairs Ministers will evaluate the ongoing bilateral projects and the stage of negotiations on the Action Plan for putting the Strategic Partnership into practice. According to the aforementioned source, the meeting’s agenda also includes support for the Republic of Moldova’s European future, transatlantic relations, as well as cooperation within NATO and in the theatres of operations.

Mayor Sorin Oprescu to run for a second term

Bucharest General Mayor Sorin Oprescu stated on Saturday that he might run for a second term as an independent candidate if by the end of 2011 he will notice that he managed to fulfill most of the promises he made during the election campaign, Agerpres informs. “I love my independent statute, I want to show it’s possible,” Oprescu stated on Realitatea TV. Oprescu revealed that four months ago he met PSD leader Victor Ponta. “He didn’t make me an offer, he asked how I’m doing and if they could be of assistance. I explained to him that any help is welcome. The end of the talks was very clear and I liked it: if you ever want to return we will be at your service,” the Bucharest General Mayor stated. Asked about the competition represented by Elena Udrea or Crin Antonescu, Oprescu stated that Bucharesters are interested in the efficiency of the one managing the city, efficiency that he has shown and will continue to show.

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