Monday, August 20th 2018

Carmen Dan, the interior minister, says people have been manipulated online and in the press, before and after the August 10th protest

The interior minister, Carmen Dan, apologized to all those who were harmed during the 10th of August protest, in Victory Square. In the MAI report, presented yesterday evening by Carmen Dan, she admitted that there were members of the riot police who committed abuse but she said that their intervention was determinate by demonstrators’ violent acts and that peaceful protesters were reserved about dissociating from the negative elements, making the extraction of those people from the crowd impossible. She also spoke of coarse manipulation online and in the press, before and after the demonstration. In a televised intervention, Raed Arafat, the state secretary in MAI, referred to manipulation on subjects such as the gas used in the Square, that caused a real hysteria. He said that those substances may have short term effect and, in rare cases, long term effects, when people are exposed to them for a longer period of time.

Swimming will remain forbidden on Romanian beaches this week

On most of Romanian beaches, the “no swimming” red flag will remain up this week. “If they don’t understand the meaning of the flags, they can see it behind every observing point. We placed, behind every lifeguard post, a board with all the meanings of the warning signs. People must understand that water is a dangerous environment and that, when the conditions are rough, the risk is high and they have to listen to the lifeguards’ advice.” – Gabriel Culea, lifeguard chief in Constanţa and Mamaia.
15 people drowned since the beginning of the summer season, especially in the southern resorts, between Eforie and Mangalia, where currents are very strong when they hit the shore.

Mircea training vessel leaves today for its second international instruction march this year

Mircea, the training vessel that is the honorary ambassador of the Naval Romanian Forces leaves today, from the military port of Constanţa, for its second international training march this year. The crew of the Romanian barque will be made of “Mircea Cel Bătrân” Naval Academy students and foreign cadets from seven other countries.
The braque leaves Constanţa at 10:00 this morning, and will sail towards Durres, in Albania, where it will dock, after a week in which it will sail the waters of six seas and will cross two intercontinental straits. During the 21 days of sailing and 10 days of stay, the training vessel will also dock in Split, in Croatia and Souda, Greece. The crew will be made of 182 members – 38 of „Mircea cel Bătrân” Naval Academy students, 43 German cadets and trainers and 12 cadets from Bulgaria, China, Great Britain, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. “Mircea” will come back home on the 20th of September.

Foreseen temperatures for the next four weeks in Romania

For the next four weeks, meteorologist foresee higher than usual temperatures and rain, especially in the mountains. Between the 20th and 27th of August, rain quantities will be low, especially in the extra-Carpathian regions. Between the 27th of August and the 3rd of September, the rain quantity may exceed the norm in the South-West of the country, but in the next week it will stay at normal rates. Between the 10th and 17th of September, rain may exceed the normal quantity for this period in the mountains, in the West and South.

Alexandra Ionita, RADOR