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Tuesday 26.09.2017 | Name days: Kurts, Knuts, Gundars

Homburg Zolitude does not agree with accusations in Zolitude tragedy’s civil case

Developer of Zolitude Maxima Priedaines Street 20 project Homburg Zolitude does not agree with the civil case of Zolitude tragedy and positions itself as the project’s customer, not executor of actual construction work.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up by 3.6% in 2014

Retail trade turnover, according to calendar adjusted data, increased by 3.6% in 2014 compared with 2013. Retail trade in food products grew by 3.6%, whereas retail trade of non-food products – by 3.7%.

Latvia’s Gross Domestic Product up by 1.9%

Based on seasonally adjusted data, compared with the 3rd quarter of 2014, Gross Domestic Product value rose by 0.4 in Q4 2014.

This week the world celebrates the birthday of vodka

January 31st is considered the unofficial birthday of vodka, because it was on this day in 1865 that famous Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev defended his work «A Discourse on the combination of alcohol and water». It is believed that he was the one to discover the ideal proportion of water and spirit, which forms the definition for vodka. Nowadays, vodka is the most popularly sold alcoholic drink in the world.

Daily joke: everyone needs some

Q: What do computers eat for a snack?

Will China be Lithuania’s new Russia?

Can China ever replace Russia as Lithuania’s trading partner? With the Russian retaliatory sanctions in place, some sectors of the Lithuanian economy have been shaken as the firms is search for new, often yet unchartered markets.

Unity: Harmony should pay back Rīgas satiksme’s advertisement expenses

Rīgas satiksme’s EUR 13,000 advertisement campaign for its new tariff plan was clearly Harmony Centre’s organized campaign. The party should pay back the money spent on the advertisement to Rīgas satiksme, believes Saeima deputy from Unity Vilnis Ķirsis.

Weekend destination: World Wetlands Day at Salas Purvs

Celebrating World Wetlands Day, this year’s motto of which is «Wetlands for our future – join us!», everyone is invited to join in on a skiing event in Lubana on Saturday, January 31st.

EU extends sanctions against Russia until September

European Union (EU) foreign ministers on Thursday, January 29, agreed to extend until September sanctions imposed on Russia. The 28-nation bloc also made a unanimous decision to include new names in EU’s asset freeze and travel ban black list.

Traders: Riga City Council is trying to illegally regulate café-shops

Attempts of Riga City Council to become involved in limiting business activities of café-shops in order to regulate alcohol trade after 22:00 are illegal, as concluded by Latvian Traders Association advisor Austris Kalnins.

CTB Locker virus infects Failiem.lv and other file-sharing websites

CTB Locker virus, which had been found with a file on Failiem.lv file-sharing website, has since been erased. No potential risk of getting your computer infected with this virus when using this website remain. Other attempts to re-upload the virus have been prevented, as confirmed by the manager of the website Janis Viklis.

Trolleybus that hit a mother and her child on Čaka street was crossing at red light

Latvian State Police have finished the investigation regarding the accident that happened on Čaka street, which caused the death of a woman and her daughter. The case has been submitted to the prosecutor’s office.

Authorities apprehend cigarette smugglers and one border guard

As part of a criminal process launched last November in regard to cigarette contraband, Latvian authorities have apprehended multiple members of an organized crime group. Unfortunately, one of the detainees is a senior inspector of Latvian State Border Guard’s Daugavpils area Paternieku I category checkpoint.

Weekend destination: blooming Azaleas in the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia

The first Azaleas have begun blooming in the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia. From January 31st and onward, the doors of the Azaleas greenhouse will be open for visitors.

Daily joke: valuable skills

Two fish are in a tank. One turns to the other and says...

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