Is the Great War of this century coming? Why the coming years will not be quiet ●Is the lock being prepared for the Authentic Romanian store? ● What was the Romanian government landing party looking for in South Korea ●Why did the SRI declassify the documents of the Revolution so late? ● Toys and games since 1900, when December wasn’t the month of gifts ●Motorama: The 1950s Auto Show That Sparked America’s Imagination ●The European country where thousands of “heat banks” have appeared, where people come to escape the cold ●Revenge of the man who tried to sell his business idea over 1000 times, but everyone laughed at him ●Romanian diplomacy, at a crossroads ●Only 0.06% of Ukrainian refugees fall into the “affluent” category ●Teacher from Orăștie: “I have Romanian students who speak English like natives and have difficulties finding their words in Romanian”
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Is the Great War of this century coming? Why the coming years will not be quiet
In the summer of 1914, when it started, pretty much everyone thought it was “over by Christmas”, that it would soon be back to normal life before the war, and everything would be the same.
La Belle Époque (1871-1914), a bright and prosperous era of the Western world, with extraordinary scientific breakthroughs and industrial developments (electrical engineering – Graham Bell, Thomas Edison), infrastructure (extensive railways), communication ( telegraph, telephone, telex, radio), spectacular technological advances (Otto and Diesel internal combustion engines), medical (Louis Pasteur’s final research, the first vaccines, the treatment of tuberculosis, etc.), fundamental and applied research (radioactivity, Marie Curie , physics and chemistry, the first part of Albert Einstein’s career, including the theory of special relativity, etc.), of entertainment (the cinema, the Lumiére brothers), cultural and artistic (important currents), etc., an era that had given many the feeling that from then on there will be nothing but peace, collaboration, openness and progress, writes DW
Is the lock being prepared for the Authentic Romanian store?
Inaugurated with great fanfare at the beginning of July, the Autentic Românesc store in Chiriac Square did not prove to be a success at all. The idea was to create a market where you can find fruits and vegetables from the Dolju area, right from the producers, and a store that offers only Romanian products for sale.
However, the calculation at home did not quite match the one at the fair, writes GDS.
What was the Romanian government landing party looking for in South Korea. Almost everything about Bucharest’s economic and commercial relations with Seoul
No less than 6 ministers were part, between December 21-23, 2022, of the Romanian government landing, led by Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă, on the official visit to the Republic of Korea (South Korea), to take the pulse of economic cooperation wide and for partnerships on the Romania-South Korea-USA sector. The government delegation was also accompanied by a group of parliamentarians, led by Marcel Ciolacu, write Governance Course
Why did the SRI declassify the documents of the Revolution so late?
The SRI specialists are afraid to offer an analysis of these texts, starting, perhaps, from the consideration that they do not have sufficient credibility.
The 13 volumes offer vertically three types of information: (1) documents written by the Security people before Ceaușescu fled; (2) texts drafted immediately after December 22 and (3) informational notes compiled mainly in 1992 and after at the request of the Senatorial Commission to investigate the events of December 1989.
In the first category are measures that the county Security Directorates took on the orders from Bucharest with the outbreak of the protests in Timișoara, but also monitoring of the activities of foreign embassies in Bucharest.
There is also information from the discussions that Western diplomats accredited in Romania had about the demonstrations that had started in Timișoara. The wooden, vague language, suggesting what is happening rather than scrutinizing reality, is the same in all the types of documents that the Security provided, writes PressHub.
Toys and games since 1900, when December wasn’t the month of gifts
The days when toys were objects that children made themselves from all kinds of household materials are not terribly far in time – but they still seem like an eternity ago. Today, December 24, a world without store toys in the hands of children is unthinkable.
Not long ago, toys were not extravagant at all. They were elementary, even rudimentary in the Romanian village of a century and a half ago – but they put the same smiles on the children’s faces. There were toys for girls and toys for boys then too.
The forms of play were not limited, anyway, to the few objects that the children could make themselves. Poznań games also occupied a place of honor among the concerns of the little ones (and not only), writes Dela0
Cigarette millionaires: 11 apartments, two houses, four plots of land, three luxury cars
In December 2021, REPORTER DE IAțI revealed that the cigarette traffic carried out by TIR through Ungheni benefited from the support of the border police and that the file had been “molding” at DIICOT for 4 years. In February this year, the prosecutors resumed the investigation and sent in the traffickers, including two border policemen, are on trial
The truck was placed in a “dead corner”, close to the Ungheni border strip, a place that could not be detected by the radar system at the Border, the tip being given by the police even. The traffickers have amassed an impressive fortune, goods of over 1 million euros, although they have no job and no income from legal activities, writes ReporterIS
Motorama: The 1950s Auto Show That Sparked America’s Imagination
In the 1950s, General Motors organized a car show where it presented new concepts of the brands Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Buick. Over 10 million people have come into contact with designer Harley Earl’s vision over 12 years.
The end of the Second World War found the world in completely different poses. On the one hand, the western half of Europe was beginning an extensive program of infrastructure and industrial reconstruction through the Marshall Plan implemented by the United States in 1948, and the eastern half of Europe was falling under the nefarious influence of the Soviet Union, from which it was to escape only towards the end of the century.
Meanwhile, the people of the United States were beginning to enjoy life again. Safe from direct armed confrontation or aerial bombardment on their own soil, Americans were gradually rebuilding their lives after getting over the shock of human losses suffered in global theaters of war and the post-traumatic stress syndromes felt strongly by soldiers returning home, writes AutoCritica.
The European country where thousands of ‘heat banks’ have sprung up, where people come to escape the cold and huge energy bills
Britain has 3,000 heat banks, spaces made available by charities, where people can warm up for free, writes CNN. The Oasis Center in Waterloo, London is in a four-storey building that has a warm and inviting air, plush seating and lots of potted plants. But it’s no ordinary meeting place. The center is now a haven for families who want to escape the high costs of winter maintenance, even if only for an afternoon, CNN writes.
According to an analysis by the World Economic Forum, thousands of so-called heat banks opened their doors in the UK this winter to help households on a tight budget cope with rising energy prices and generally inflation that has reached a 40-year high, writes Freedom.
Revenge of the man who tried to sell his business idea over 1000 times, but everyone laughed at him
Rejections can be depressing, but for some people they can represent the motivation to excel in certain areas. Many of the world’s most successful businessmen have failed repeatedly before building multi-million dollar companies. Colonel Harland David Sanders, founder of KFC, is one example.
Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken tried to sell his chicken recipe 1,009 times before it was accepted. He traveled the United States looking for someone to buy his fried chicken recipe, and after finally landing a business deal in Utah, Kentucky Fried Chicken was born, writes Business Magazin.
Romanian diplomacy, at a crossroads
The stakes of the discussion related to diplomacy are appropriate. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania currently has 94 embassies, 143 consulates and 56 career consular offices that coordinate diplomatic activity abroad.
The largest diplomatic representation of Romania is in Spain, where at the moment there are the Embassy in Madrid and eight other consulates spread over the entire territory of the Iberian country.
Romanian diplomatic missions are also being expanded. In 2018, the Romanian state inaugurated the last diplomatic mission in Oman, while in 2022, the authorities in Bucharest operationalized a series of general consulates in Chisinau, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome, writes Free Europe.
Only 0.06% of Ukrainian refugees fall into the “affluent” category
One of the most toxic manipulations spread in Romania and neighboring countries after Russia invaded Ukraine militarily is the one according to which Ukrainian refugees do not deserve help, because they are ALL rich. Those who assimilated this misinformation point the finger at the expensive cars with Ukrainian license plates that appeared on our roads after February 24, 2022.
The testimonies of the Romanian volunteers and the statistical data we obtained from the authorities prove, however, that it is only a lie launched by the Kremlin’s propaganda, a villainy that hits especially the Ukrainian women and children driven across the borders by the Russian invaders who bombard their homes without mercy
The goal pursued by the propagandists? The crushing of the solidarity shown from the first moment by the Romanians, Moldovans, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks and other neighbors who welcomed the Ukrainians oppressed by the “big brother from the East” with open arms. writes PressHub
Teacher from Orăștie: “I have Romanian students who speak English like natives and have difficulties finding their words in Romanian”
Adriana Ioana Bârcean has been living in Mărtinești, Hunedoara for 15 years, where she juggles the duties of being a mother of four children and being a teacher. He teaches English at the Children’s Palace and French to the students of the “Aurel Vlaicu” Theoretical High School in Orăștie.
He entered education in 2001 in Biled, in Timiș county, after graduating from the West University of Timișoara, double majoring in English and French. She had a few interruptions in her professional career when she gave birth to her children. He then moved from Timișoara to Mărtinești, a move that came with the birth of his fourth child.
Adriana Ioana Bârcean tries to make the classes attractive “like on TikTok” for these “generations that get bored easily”. He has noticed in recent years an increased interest in learning a foreign language, but also a worrying phenomenon: Romanian, which is spoken by children and parents alike, write School9.