Whether accepted or not, Romanian reality has changed dramatically with the announcement of presidential election results from November 16 2014. Johannis unexpectedly gets elected president of Romania.
We cross probably one of the most atypical periods of short but cheerful Romanian post-communist democracy – a period of electoral turmoil but also a time when due to the success of a president totally different country is under scrutiny various external audiences.
Probably very little today realize the context in which we find ourselves, well we could use it to realize that we as a country and nation to open new opportunities for reconfiguration of identity. With time, why not, this identity can turn into competitive identity, which would not be bad at all.
The purpose of our discussion, however, is not to find in the person of Klaus Johannis Romania hero who need to repair their image abroad and probably others are even more talented in carving statues of the new president-elect, but we have observe that a situation seemingly happy until now we bring forward international perception on a meteoric trajectory normally unrepeatable or that you meet very few times in a century. As shown, the transfer from a peripheral area pereptie in one relatively central cenrala or can only be a result of truly historic event. This compels me to say that you have to take advantage of the opportunity and have to make an effort to profile us as well in the eyes of our foreign partners.
What probably will be doing in the near future is to confirm the precise technical methods recredibilizare the state and country in general, to avoid all the pitfalls of conduct that consistently discredit us and take advantage of the attention that the moment we it provides a platform to build credibility acceptable if not solid a balanced and strong country brand.
Those of political actors that will climb on this train and contribute to this new construction that is not the less doctrinal and policy, meaning rudimentary so far, will have their turn in front of an audience the chance to rehabilitate handled or no, but an audience that is slowly but surely the majority and determined against the system.
From this perspective Johannis begins to establish itself as a trigger of a process that traditionally Romania has the talent to guzzle it. Therefore I think that step unnecessary retalierii and accountability of political opponents of the new president-elect is unnecessary, time consuming and redundant. Therefore, I believe that this step must overcome.
If we remain stuck in a political war direction matrix line should unite Victoria and Cotroceni palace or if we mimic institutional collaboration will happen behind which all sorts of strange things, if we continue to search for some nonexistent guilty by clouds tear gas when we do nothing but bore the umpteenth time an external public Romania which rarely attracts attention.
Also Johannis must realize their role and gave it a favorable conjuncture without his effort is too high and make their lucid inventory of décor elements that surrounded the campaign. Some of these “decorative elements” were almost invisible in the campaign (although some of them exactly what they wanted) for full attention focused on the candidate, but today, with the war policy (or alleged closing) is profile of these individuals expected to be stronger – a profile but that public opinion, young beautiful, rebellious macovistii other categories might assimilate him something harder.
Political parties, conglomerates and other forms of organization with the stated purpose to gain power will have to understand, at least for a period, the significance of anti-system vote and make a step back and Johannis, to continue to perform as reliably vector will have to protect against capusarii most likely it will put a good picture transfer from him to these groups and never vice versa.
After a long series of occasions on which Romania has missed the existence of the unitary state, today we are even in possession of the list of things you do not need to repeat them, and one of them is even attention that the President have to pay image Romania country and credibility abroad. If Johannis will understand that public diplomacy tools are the only ones who can solve most problems seemingly intractable in our external perception management plan, he will still manage a performance unmatched by his predecessors or politicians who have had or still have aspirations comparable his.
When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring. Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram.
Also worth checking out is the page before the tree, where she gives a comparison chart of words in the Nordic languages, and illustrates what an outlier Finnish is with the concept of “meow.”
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was shared between an Indian and Pakistani, at a time when military tensions on the Indo-Pakistani border in Kashmir have reached their deadliest point in over a decade. This, of course calls into question whether the Nobel Peace Prize has again been awarded to make a political statement, especially since it was given to two individuals who, while working for noble causes, did not work together and whose work was only marginally related to the cause of world peace.
The two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize were Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi. Malala, as she is popularly known, needs no introduction. At 17, she is the youngest recipient of the prize. She is the well-known promoter and symbol of female education in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for the right of girls to attend school. Satyarthi, who is 60, has been a longtime crusader against child slavery. His organization, the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Child Movement) has been credited with saving thousands of children from forced labor and abuses.
Unfortunately, the Nobel Peace Prize, unlike some of the science-oriented Nobel Prizes, has totally lost sight of its original purpose and has instead become a vehicle for the Nobel committee to make political statements or promote social causes. Nobody can deny that the causes that Satyarthi and Malala stand for are good, important and mostly uncontroversial. Yet, the selection of these individuals, and of many individuals in the recent past, seems to deviate from Alfred Nobel’s wish that the Peace Prize be given to someone who pursued the promotion of peace, which is the lack of war. According to Alfred Nobel, the prize ought to be given “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
And yet, according to the Nobel committee, this year’s prize was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” This was not a joint struggle between the two individuals and was not coordinated, as they worked on different aspect of children’s rights. These two individuals did not work with each other and did not necessarily work towards a common cause. They did nothing in particular to promote peace and “fraternity between nations.”
Leaving that aside, it hardly seems fair to compare their work. Malala, while being an important symbol, has hardly done anything noteworthy in the past few years other than making speeches. It is hard to say she has actually done anything that merits such an award. Unfortunately she seems to be rapidly on her way to becoming another commercialized symbol who makes a lot of speeches from exile and is disassociated with the situation on the ground in her home country. On the other hand, while Satyarthi has been campaigning to end child labor in India for decades, the problem is often exaggerated in order to gain funds from NGOs. Moreover, it is a problem that is extremely complicated, as children must often work to make ends meet for their families and are not always exploited. It is also a problem that is going away on its own gradually through social change and increased schooling and wealth. No matter how one looks at the problem of child labor though, it is obviously not one that fits the requirements of the Nobel Peace Prize. Surely there are many more noteworthy individuals or statesmen in South Asia or the rest of the world that are more deserving of the prize.
On the whole, neither Malala nor Satyarthi have done anything worthy of the prize. On the other hand, neither of them deserve to be condemned and we wish them the best of luck in furthering their causes. However, the rationale for both of these individuals jointly receiving the prize smacks of the committee’s attempt to make a political statement. While Malala was a frontrunner for several years, the committee openly admitted that it chose Satyarthi to try to make a point. The chairman of the committee said: “What we are saying is that we have awarded two people with the same cause, coming from India and Pakistan, a Muslim and a Hindu. It is in itself a strong signal.”
Although Satyarthi and Malala have spoken by phone and agreed to invite the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to their award ceremony, it is unclear if this possible meeting will do much to further peace between India and Pakistan. Malala will not be able to stop the Taliban or other groups, such as Boko Haram, that suppress the rights of women. And Satyarthi and Malala jointly receiving the Nobel Peace Prize won’t have any impact on the conflict between India and Pakistan because it is driven by underlying strategic, political, and military factors that cannot be solved by a prize.
However, these strategic problems can eventually be solved by statesmen. This fact itself shows why awarding the prize to symbolic individuals is pointless and counter to the Nobel Peace Prize’s purpose. Ultimately the individuals who actually receive the prize should be those who truly take steps to end conflict.
Will cease it, ever, Nature to surprise us with its wonders? Probably not, since he had almost five billion years to embody the unique splendor and still has not stopped the process. Natural Wonders of the Earth are almost endless, but we will, this time, on each single geological magnificence of each of the seven continents of the planet.
Show arches, Utah, USA, North America
Arches National Park is located near the town of Moab, Utah, in the western United States. The place is recognized nationally and internationally, especially in the region called the Devil’s Garden, thanks to a large number of stone and sandstone arches, formed by erosion. Some of these arches disappear through erosion to subsidence, but always some new form to take their place.
The number of known and visited arcade is estimated between 900 and 2,000, and the highest is up to 88 meters in the dry air of the desert of Utah. The park occupies an area of 309 km ², the region being declared a “natural monument” in 1929 and “National Park” in 1971. SPOON gradually and steadily drifting sand and rare desert storm, over thousands and tens for thousands of years, are a testament arches, walls and shifting in her steadfastness, the size of Earth’s geological in full motion.
When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans on the Moon Passing on July 20, 1969, one of the first sights that their eyes have met the following to Earth, Salar De Uyuni was kid. As the Earth rotated, the two were probably captivated by a piece of white stretched along the lower part of South America, which he initially thought a glacier. It was actually the Bolivian Salar de Uyuni desert, little known, but spread over an area of approximately 8,000 square kilometers covered with cacti, rainwater lagoons and especially ten billion tons of salt. Since then, the field of salt remained a largely forgotten corner, of one of the most remote and inaccessible plateaus of the world; a destination for hikers wandering the Chilean border, located far from the Bolivian capital, La Paz.
Known as the structure Rich, this bizarre formation circular-like an eyeball, the lands west of the Sahara, was widely unknown until astronauts orbiting the planet have not thoroughly investigated what appeared to be a huge eyes that watched them on Earth. Considered at first a meteorite crater, formation with a diameter of 50 kilometers could not be anything but a rocky outcrop produced by erosion or volcanic dome, a geological artifact Maur Adrar Desert in the middle.
Iceland geographical miracles abound in immense. Namaskaro Pass, located north of Lake Myvatn, with the hot thermal water of the country, is one of them. Crossing Mount Námafjall, at an altitude of 410 meters, it houses a huge transient crater populated by steam springs vierbinti called Hverarond or Hverir. Here you can admire a number of furnaces volcanic smoke, “pools” of mud volcanoes noroisi all seemed to boil with endless energy. Namaskaro gained notoriety mainly because sulphurous mud springs called Solfatara, and steam springs called furnaces.
Has existed for over 180 million years old and was discovered after more than 1,000 years. Located five kilometers northwest of the city of Guilin, Reed Flute Cave or Nature Art Palace is a bright and colorful cave marked on almost all travel itineraries. The cave got its name from the green reed which grows at the entrance, where people used to made flutes and whistles. Inside the caves eroded by water reveals the spectacular world of huge varieties of stalactites, limestone pillars and rock formations created by storing salt of carbonic acid.
In the genesis of Australian Aborigines, Rainbow Serpent shaped the Earth and then retired to a point in the eastern Kimberleys region where rainbow intertwine with the ground, and he lay eggs. These were fossilized and became what the natives call Karlukarlu and the rest of humanity knows as the Devil Jewels. Because of this legend, the Devil Jewels Reserve has spiritual significance and is a sacred site for the indigenous people.
Sute de turnuri din gheata stau semete pe varfurile de pana la 3810 m altitudine ale Muntelui Erebus, din Antarctica. Vulcanul permanent activ este poate singurul loc al continentului inghetat unde focul si gheata se intalnesc, se amesteca si creeaza ceva unic, care mosteneste din trasaturile ambilor parinti. Turnurile pot fi inalte de pana la 20 de metri si par aproape vii atunci cand pufaie valuri de aburi si fum spre cerul Polului Sud.
From Public Diplomacy
In the evening of June 4, 2014, were adopted at the Center for Public Diplomacy organizational elements of the second edition of the European Forum for Public Diplomacy.
European Forum for Public Diplomacy, II edition, will take place between September 8 to 10, 2014, in Brasov, with the extraordinary participation of Transylvania University.
Center for Public Diplomacy, apolitical and non-governmental professional association organizes the second consecutive year one of the relevant meetings at European level in the field of public diplomacy and foreign perception management of the country. To organize this meeting mention that efforts are not employed by the state budget, so it is a kind NGO initiative where central and local administration representatives of Romania may obtain extremely valuable information and experiences that are provided by the relevant specialists, researchers and practitioners from around the world.
Forum for Public Diplomacy in Romania is an approach which follows three very important goals – near public diplomacy professional conceptual decision-making environment in Romania, providing an optimum environment for the exchange of expertise between international actors in the most relevant and effective public diplomacy and managing external perception and not eventually connect the brand an international forum of Romania.
The first edition of the European Forum for Public Diplomacy was held last year in Bucharest in September – 2013 the Aula purview of the Central University Library Carol I. audience could listen to lectures of relevant decisional actors in Romania and had the privilege of receiving some considerations of the leading exponents of public diplomacy in the world – PJ Crowley (former spokesman Depatramentului State and associate professor at George Washington University), Sean Aday (Professor and Director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication GW University) Philip Seib (Professor and Director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California) and Nick Cull (professor and coordinator of the Master program in Public Diplomacy and International Communications of USC Los Angeles). Also were at EFDP 2013 public diplomacy specialists institutions in China (the country with special guest status).
This year the European Forum for Public Diplomacy – Brasov 2014 are invited to attend all vectors Roman state officials, representatives of the legislative, executive and external attributions of institutions, heads of university centers of Romania, specialists etc. Abroad at the European Forum for Public Diplomacy taking part extremely relevant representatives in Europe, Asia, USA, Australia, South America and Canada, representatives of international institutions worldwide leading representatives of cultural institutions Europe.
Theme European Forum for Public Diplomacy Brasov in 2014 will focus on two sections – “Public Diplomacy and creating credibility, essential elements of Competitive Identity” and “Public Diplomacy and Soft Power for a sustainable expansion of the European Union”.
In the next period will be released Portal Forum, the main source of information regarding the organization, participants and how they can get the invitations to this event.
I hope the proactive and constructive cooperation of all institutional vectors of Romania to achieve an event after which, finally, Romania, public diplomacy and knowledge to get the greatest benefits.
BUCHAREST – June 2014″
From now until the day after the second round of the presidential election will find on this blog :
– More articles about polls and discussions applied
– Less articles of analysis and theoretical discussions (eg That would be the last ) .
There is not much time until the elections – Euro or presidential . Already reduces theoretical importance, the strategic plan in the foreground disappears temporarily for tactical plan . With each passing day the options available to key actors narrows a little longer . Election pressure eliminates cravings building serious long-term solutions for timely, effective short term . Which is not necessarily bad , but it’s a state of affairs that must be taken into account.
Here are false political calendar that I promised in the title …
May 25 evening. All political parties are self- praises for the very good results obtained in heavy and difficult , low attendance and low interest .
May 26. All political parties are criticized in the media of all kinds for the results of the Euro . Cumulative reading all the articles , would conclude that virtually all have failed electoral targets .
Some people find that amount PNL + PDL + PMP + FC + NR + + UDMR PNŢCD score is higher than USD and open the champagne reserved for the day of death Iliescu.
Other people discover that ardent Facebook fans a camp or another put a comma between subject and predicate . This comma becomes , in fact , the symbol discussions about politics . Fashion spreads .
June . Negotiations for the unification of the line applications . Negotiations are so fast that everyone rubs his eyes , wondering if somehow dreaming or not they actually continued in secret and ‘ we do not know ‘ .
Disappears into nothingness a candidate of the right and released two .
Someone decides not to run , so that it will be in the form of rumor immediately admitted as public confidence in an interview only through 2015.
The release candidate is proposing miracle , quasi – sacred and anti -election ( Liiceanu, Rebenciuc Patriarch , Banica Junior , Nadia Comaneci , Caramitru Gica Hagi Locksmith – ” Right attack and marks ” ) . People playful mischievous but I propose Emil Constantinescu ” be entitled to a warrant, won the elections in ’96 so it has experience, is by- escu …”
July . Holidays , there’s so much to elections.
The hatch plans laboratories.
August . Holidays , there’s so much to elections.
Plans laboratories are thrown away , the air conditioning was broken and they all hatched .
September. Launch multiple applications ( possible examples : ” Christian ” pro- kaghe … um , pro- Russian , gentle nutty , nutty nuts ; politician – that – still – lives – wow – thought – that – died a well-intentioned but Uncle who does not know anything ; Romanian diaspora , business man you never heard of again , Vadim ; # uniţisalvăm ; candidacy – Sensational – What – Makes – Fas – But – What – About – a – Day – Tell All – World , etc).
In addition to applications in the previous paragraph : a serious candidate withdraws , there seems to be another new candidate . A third campaign is entering a perfect storm , shortage of human resources, material resources and imagination , but – hard – the story continues .
He threw two bombs Press the kind of quasi – revelations that creates great excitement when issued but are historically significant.
It fueled rumors of illness, serious flaws and dark events in the life of the top two candidates in the polls.
On Facebook there are several sentences that have a comma between subject and predicate sentences than things do not stay that way.
October. Posters appear everywhere, on which occasion it is discovered that the campaign started .
Ponta ‘s messages are : Stability – Family – # josBăsescu – traditions – patriotism – empathy. PSD Logo is nowhere . Spending serious newspapers out colossal amounts of ink trying to explain non – Romanian readers candidate that’s left.
Other campaigns talk about the fight against corruption and the personal qualities of the candidates. There is a pleasant surprise , clean and positive . Disappearing few castles of cards .
In concrete plan , all candidates main parties say many things without huge rallies effect .
Traian Basescu wants to move some percent to an interview at B1, but it comes out half .
On Facebook all sentences have a comma between subject and predicate . On the other hand there are not so many sentences , everything is flooded in Photoshop image – ate hideous , coarse , with much hatred and nehazoase .
November 2. Tour one surprise everyone in that place so early ( ” well, it was in December ? ” ) .
The result is unsurprising , between second and third are more than 5 percent which was indicated by almost all pre-election polls .
Surprise least vote in anger, mocking , rejection of the political class ( … since you ‘re reading this now , I would have to surprise you … ) .
Facebook put a comma after each word .
November 3 to 9 . Remaining two candidates . The chances are not equal and that everyone knows the second one.
Calculations non -stop, made amateurish subjective under the sway of the moment. Which is a shame.
Nation dosed 4 surveys per day. All are treated as false . Everyone has them , in fact, very seriously.
About ten million Romanian citizens argue creepy with a relative, friend or colleague because elections.
Manipulation appears absurd , laughable , habarnistă . Runs only the core of one of the two electorates that candidates in the runoff .
Maximum torque of conspiratorial excitement ( ” I say I have SRI reptilians understand CIA and Freemasons against Bilderberg ‘s , Ponta lose , you’ll see ! ” ” Nonsense , SIE and MI6 had struck a deal with Venusians Illuminati the GRU , you know nothing , Ponta wins ” ) .
Colossal wave of messages, SMS, and viral videos on ” You saved the country from the domination PSD ! ”
The 2004 elections are invoked every political discussion , every talk show , every two or three newspaper articles.
It is rumored that Putin gave Ponta Moldova, Transylvania , Romanian State , Dobrogea and Banat or any four of these historical provinces . It is rumored that Dragnea ‘s FSB colonel . It is rumored that Ponta will take Romania out of NATO , EU and UN . It is rumored that Ponta stole 531 trillion from the state budget .
About rival is rumored similar or more serious things . Beat the drum than a so-called rescue deal Traian Basescu in prison. Ponta actually struggling with Basescu. Incumbent will have the choice to go public with a statement / interview or not. Option actually there :) That moment will be seen later as crucial , who tipped the scales decisively .
All propositions about politics on Facebook contain not only a comma between the words but three exclamation marks .
November 10 to 15 . The first videos of the miners of 1990 ( ” Who votes Ponta miners vote ” ) . Latest Videos of Ponta about Basescu.
Two bombs explode gigantic release, which are kept in the drawer since the summer . Cancel each other.
The final debate is between Traian Basescu and Victor Ponta , opposition candidate in the runoff with the task of filling ceşcuţele coffee and wash ashtrays . The moderator is CTP . All the polls show that after the final debate , according to viewers , CTP won the debate.
Facebook no longer write sentences , but only exclamation marks .
Sample question :
PontaEsteCelMaiBunnn ! ! !
LuptămContraComuniştilorJosPOntaIaMânaJavrăDePeNeamulRomînesc : ! ! ! ! !
PontaEsteCelMaiBunnn ! ! ! ! !
LuptămContraComuniştilorJosPOntaIaMânaJavrăDePeNeamulRomînesc : !
November 16 morning . The hundreds of sites Facebook wall is found traditional greeting on election day ( ” But would God be earthquake, flood and hail in areas where voters live human that do not vote ” ) .
Large presence in the south and Moldavia morning . Dragnea 17 is referred to thousands of times per minute.
Hours for non – sociologists annoying when there is no exit polls and everyone talks about rain and snow Arad Bukovina , and brains just trying to meteopsihologia vote in adverse climatic conditions .
November 16 afternoon . In all breweries discussing exit polls . Romania was born statistician !
All your acquaintances tell you about one of them knew that I was going to go to vote , and yet he went.
Dragnea is mentioned 170 thousand times per minute.
Sebastian Lăzăroiu take Mirel Palada likes mountains and swearing carts with one status each.
A campaign is on Facebook , Twitter and SMS messages like ” All is not lost , not yield , we can win !” . And so it is
November 16 evening 19 o’clock . Campaigns from both sources is through SMS, whispers and beeps somewhat schizophrenic following set of information:
– ” I gained 8 percent difference * minimum * , obviously ! ”
– ” Standing badly , but I recovered now deciding on the final hours , but it’s good . ”
November 16 evening 21 o’clock . Recognizes no candidate defeat. Both give a speech cautious but optimistic. No bouncing .
November 16 evening , at 21.01 . Millions of people almost simultaneously utter the word ” diaspora” .
November 16 evening from 23.00 to 23.55 hours . The heads of the two campaigns out on television several times , separately. Tired , sleepless , hungry , it enumerates a list of common and seemingly endless endless list of numbers even meaningless . Country of fun (‘ so there really is a common bot is called Cow ! ‘) And asleep watching TV .
November 17 : Life goes on . In Romania, children are born , die old , it works , eat, make love and sleep . In newspapers and on TV starting to show Comments ( ratio between silly and smart remarks : 6 -to-1 ) . Sociologists begin detailed analysis of the results. No leader / president quits party and not withdraw from the political scene .
by Barbu Mateescu