Romanian president Klaus Iohannis is in France to participate in the ceremonies
marking 100 years since the end of WWI. French president Emmanuel Macron has
invited to these ceremonies about 50 heads of state and government from the
countries, which participated with troops in the Great War. At the Romanian
embassy in Paris, President Iohannis has today met Romanian students involved
in research activities in the French capital. The event was also attended by
the French Nobel-prize laureate in Physics this year professor Gerard Mourou.
President Iohannis said that Romania must make consistent efforts to create
high-quality research centers and projects and voiced his desire that Romania
and France's partnership in the field of science, technology and industry
continue to be a strategic one. The meeting was dedicated to Romania's
contribution to the development of science and technology in the year when the
country celebrates 100 years since the union of its principalities into a
single modern state. President Iohannis' agenda also includes a visit to an
exhibition entitled 'Picasso, blue and pink' housed by Musee d'Orsay and a
dinner offered by president Macron to all the officials visiting the French
capital for the events marking the end of WWI.
YOUTH SUMMIT Romania's youth capital next year is to be designated today during the
third edition of the Youth Summit underway in Baia Mare, northern Romania. Three
cities are currently vying for the title, Roman and Iasi in eastern Romania and
Brasov in the centre. The winner will be awarded a 50 thousand euro prize,
which will be used to fund some projects. Romania's Youth Capital, whose first
edition took place in 2016, is based on the model of the European Youth
DOODLE Google has dedicated November 10th to the world's first
female engineer, Romanian Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu through a doodle that
appears on its first page in 22 countries. Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu was born in
Galati, eastern Romania, on November 10th 1887. After graduating
from high-school, she got her application turned down by the School of Bridges
and Motorways in Bucharest because she was a woman. She graduated from the
Royal Technical Academy in Berlin and was put in charge of the laboratories of
Romania's Institute of Geology.
TENNIS Coach Darren Cahill has announced he will no longer collaborate with
the world's number one player Simona Halep of Romania in 2019 due to family
reasons. In a message posted on Instagram, Cahill has thanked Halep for
cooperation and mentioned her good qualities as an athlete. Halep has also
thanked the coach for their four-year cooperation. We recall that in the past
two years Halep has made it to the first position in the world's rankings and
last year in October she reaped her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
Halep is going to end this year on the first position in the WTA ranking, being
designated the world's best woman tennis player of the year.
(translated by bill)