26 avril 2010

No more drugs for HIV patients

News from the Guardian...quel cata. It's unbelievable...and a death sentence. Romania runs out of Aids drugs The lives of people with HIV in Romania are being put at risk as the country runs out of drugs to keep them alive, say NGOs, while the government appears to blame the recession     European Aids organisations have written to Traian Basescu, the Romanian president, asking him to restore the supply of HIV drugs. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA Activists have been afraid it would happen in the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 09:04 - Permalien [#]

25 avril 2010

Legion d'honeur for Norman Manea

This from Nine O'Clock Norman Manea receives French Legion of Honour distinction 26.04.10 | by: Nine oClock | in: culture After receiving worldwide accolades and a lot of cultural distinctions, Romanian-born writer Norman Manea was recently knighted by the French with the Legion D’Honeur. He has received the Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from Karen Rispal, French Embassy in New York cultural officer. Norman Manea was born in Suceava, Bucovina, Romania, in 1936. As a child he was deported to a Transdnestrian... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:48 - Permalien [#]
25 avril 2010

Leeds postal workers boycott house over cat attacks, BBC News Royal Mail has stopped deliveries to a house in Leeds after postal workers came under attack from an elderly cat. Tiger is said to have scratched postal workers and chased them down the garden path at his home in High Bank Street, Farsley, over the past few weeks. Owner Tracy Brayshaw, who must now pick up mail from the nearest sorting office, said the ban was "a bit silly". She added: "We're talking about a 19-year-old geriatric cat here who... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 01:11 - Permalien [#]
24 avril 2010

Kapitalism: Our Improved Formula

From Kathimerini (supplement of IHT in Greece and Cyprus) Ceausescu ‘resurrected’ in film AFP Portraits of Romanians, businessmen George Becali, George Copos, OTV television owner Dan Diaconescu and Dinu Patriciu  are seen on TV screens forming part of an installation at the premiere of Alexandru Solomon’s documentary ‘Kapitalism.’ BUCHAREST (AFP) – Twenty years after his execution, and thanks to the magic of cinema, Nicolae Ceausescu has returned to discover how Romania has embraced capitalism with a... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:57 - Permalien [#]
24 avril 2010

reaction to the "roumanian salute"

I don't really know what to say. I just read this in the Bucharest Herald - the Roumanian bloggers response to the Roumanian Salute which, as someone said on a comment here on Sarah In Romania is 'minable'. Yes, it is. Truly 'minable'. I expected a response - we all did for such a slur could not go without backlash, but this is going too far. Perhaps all the more so, when it hits beyond the belt giving reference to suggested cowardice in battle and past history. It is not what I expected in terms of reaction from the country of my... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 15:35 - Permalien [#]
20 avril 2010

Romania insulted on France 2

Dear Everyone, Truely outrageous and a result of ignorance... One thing in addition - the majority of the French population have absolutely no idea that Roumanian culture has anything to do with their's...sad but true. Brancusi - who? Ionescu - who's that? Enescu - don't know who that is (but don't be amazed - I know a few who don't know who Schumann is either - at the Virgin Megastore a while ago when asking a salesman where I could find a particular work by Schumann he asked, 'what kind of music does he sing' - I rest my case) -... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:36 - Permalien [#]

19 avril 2010

Photography project in Lipscani

I'd like to add to this article from Nine O'Clock that the historical centre of Bucharest is not only 'degrading', it is being actively and purposefully destroyed by people like Stefan Damien and his cronies whose faith lies in money rather than morality, homage, respect or history. Taking bacsis and spaga (or both) from investors both in the country and abroad to allow demolition of beautiful buildings that are both on the protection list and not. Shame on the Ministry of Culture and shame on those who do not respect the past. ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 19:17 - Permalien [#]
19 avril 2010

The Godfather...

The below article taken from Nine O'Clock - and what can I say? One couldn't possibly have chosen a more charming, trust-worthy godfather...bravo! Petre Roman christens his son Former Prime Minister Petre Roman had his son baptised on Saturday at Bucharest’s St. Silvestru Church. Businessman Dinu Patriciu and his wife were the child’s godparents. Petrus Roman is the first child of Petre Roman and Silvia Chifiriuc. The two married ten months ago. The event was attended by known businessmen, diplomats and politicians, including... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 19:07 - Permalien [#]
19 avril 2010

Far right strengthens in Hungary

The following article is from the BBC - very worrying indeed... It has been known for a while that Hungary's rascism in the form of anti-semitism has deepened...but to swing far right to such an extent is not only sobering, but frightening. Hungary's woes favour far-right Gavin Hewitt | 13:04 UK time, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 It is one of the scripts of European history. A weak and corrupt government. Widespread unemployment. A shrinking economy. Crime. A political party emerges. It offers certainty. Solutions. A... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 10:58 - Permalien [#]
18 avril 2010

Malaele in Italy

My very favourite Roumanian actor (and many other talents besides) Malaele wows Florence. The following article from the Bucharest Herald: Lectia lui Malaele apropie Florenta de Bucuresti E-mail Print PDF Spectacolul „Lecţia” de Eugene Ionesco, în regia lui Horaţiu Mălăele a reusit sa-i impresioneze deopotriva pe italieni dar si pe romanii din Italia, in urma unui turneu pe care Trupa Teatrului Naţional din Bucureşti l-a efectuat la sfarsitul lunii martie in Peninsula. Datorita succesului... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:03 - Permalien [#]