November 10, 2018 UPDATE
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Romanian president Klaus Iohannis is in France to participate in 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 on Saturday had a meeting with Romanian
students involved in research activities in the French capital, an event also
attended by the French Nobel-prize laureate in Physics this year professor
Gerard Mourou. The Romanian president told the young people attending the
meeting they are Romania's best ambassadors abroad. Iohannis has also voiced
hope that some of these young people will have the chance of working in Romania
as well and he further referred to the research center around the ELI laser
project close to Bucharest, which already attracts researchers from the EU and
MAE The Foreign Affairs Ministry in
Bucharest (MAE) does not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called 'election'
on November 11th in the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk,
controlled by the pro-Russia separatists. Bucharest has firmly condemned the election,
which runs counter the Minsk Agreement, providing for peaceful solutions to the
conflict in the region. Bucharest has also reiterated its support for the
independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its
internationally-recognized borders and condemns any attempt to ignore international
laws and undermine efforts aimed at implementing peace in eastern Ukraine.
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.
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.
(translated by bill)