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Six facts you may not have known about Leonardo Da Vinci

Toscana-born scientist with encyclopaedic knowledge in all kinds of field. Leonardo Da Vinci is a man who serves as the best example of a person of the Renaissance Era. He was a talented painter, architect, anatomy specialist, botanist, sculptor, engineer, inventor, mathematician, musician and writer. Da Vinci’s heritage has inspired and continues inspiring countless creative people around the globe.

Five contenders apply for PV’s train procurement project

A total of five companies have applied for participation in Pasažieru vilciens’ procurement project for 32 new passenger trains, as confirmed by PV representative Egons Alers.

VIRŠI-A: heating fuel for this year’s season has become at least a quarter cheaper

The price of fuel used for heating has become more than 25% cheaper in comparison with the previous year, as reported by the largest private whole fuel trader VIRŠI-A.

Retail trade turnover up 4.3% in Latvia

Compared to August, the total retail trade turnover decreased by 0.7% in September 2015, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products has declined by 0.6% and turnover of non-food products – by 0.8%.

Toyota in Estonia to repair 1 474 defected cars

Japanese car-maker Toyota has announced it would recall 1 474 cars in Estonia due to a mal-manufactured electric window switch.

Warning: inter-seasonal state of roads in Latvia may change rapidly

During the inter-seasonal period until sustained winter weather enters its rights, the state of roads in Latvia could change unexpectedly. Roads in Latvia may become very slippery, warn Latvijas Valsts ceļi and Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs.

Expert: Russia will become stuck in Syria’s military conflict

In order to maintain the operation in Syria, Russia has to keep making successful strikes, says director of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga Janis Sarts, adding that Russia will likely become stuck in Syria’s military conflict.

FVS discovers 30 tons of expired ice cream and dough in a warehouse

During an inspection at Vollers-Riga owned warehouse in Salaspils, Latvian Food and Veterinary Service discovered massive stores of Margota-brand frozen products re-labelling operation, as confirmed by FVS representative Ilze Meistere.

PHOTO: Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles return to Latvia

United States 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade combat unit has begun its second rotation in Baltic States and Poland as part of Atlantic Resolve operation. With that, Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles have returned to Latvia.

Nokia registers fall in profits and sales

Finnish company Nokia has registered a fall in profits and sales in the third quarter, while it forecasts higher overall financial results in 2015. Revenue in the period was down 2 percent at 3.03 billion euros from a the respective period in 2014, while net profit plunged 20 percent to 152 million euros.

EP simplifies the procedure for new food products to enter the market

You’ve probably heard of chia seeds and noni juice. The European Union classifies those products as ‘new food’ products that were not widely used in human diet before 1997. On Wednesday, 28 October, the European Parliament supported new regulations that are meant to simplify the procedure of issuing permits for new food products entering the market.

Austria plans to erect fence on border with Slovenia

Austrian government has stated on October 28 that it plans to erect a fence on the border crossing, through which most migrants enter the country from Slovenia.

Saeima to view legal draft about Latvia’s rights to impose national sanctions

On Thursday, 29 October, Latvian Saeima will decide on amendments to the Civil Process Law, Civil Law and Orphan Courts Law in the third and final reading.

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