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Tuesday 25.04.2017 | Name days: Līksma, Bārbala

USA recalls 170 tons contaminated meat

USA has recalled 170 tons of contaminated meat, that may have been infected by a dangerous bacteria. Contaminated meat products distributed by the chain Wall-Mart, were detected in the state of Georgia during the tests.

Toyota will offer hybrid features in all car models

On Wednesday Toyota Motor announced its plans to sell 5 million hybrid cars by the end of the first decade.

Dombrovskis considers introducing property insurance

The Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis believes that property insurance should be taken into consideration, creating such insurance mechanism which would encourage people to use it.

Tickets for Riga Dinamo game with Coyotes are sold out at a record speed

In 14 minutes time all the tickets for the game between Continental Hockey League (CHL) club Riga Dinamo and Phoenix’s Coyotes, the National Hockey League (NHL) team, available at ticketing service Biļešu serviss were sold out in advance booking.

Latvian builders are requested Turkish

73 job vacancies have been announced in construction work of Riga TEC-2 power units. In order to meet all of the requirements, also good Turkish skills are necessary.

A photographer has been appointed as Diena’s new editor-in-chief

The head of social relations of Dienas Mediji, Anna Muhka, affirmed that Ilmars Znotins (Ilmārs Znotiņš) has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of newspaper Diena.

Russian banker's wages rise faster than inflation

Thirty largest Russian banks' wages-fund in the second quarter of the current year have exceeded the highest level, in comparison with the last quarter of 2008.

Lost auction earns 2 million dollars

Television company ABC organized an auction where the items used in the popular series Lost shooting were sold. The fans bought the mysterious bunker doors, as well as other things, all in all 1174 items.

airBaltic strives to become the leading airline in Baltics

The Chairman and Chief executive officer of airBaltic, Bertolt Flick, after receiving criticism on the fact that the national airline airBaltic is looking for flight attendants in Estonia, replied that the reason why airBaltic searches for employees in Estonia and Lithuania is because it aims to become the top airline in all the Baltic states.

Belarusians want to start the production of road transport in Latvia

In the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Sergej Martinov, the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers discussed the possibilities to further the economic relations and cooperation between the two countries.

The amount of written insurance premiums has reduced by 35.1 million lats

Compared with the corresponding period in 2009, the amount of premiums written by Latvian insurance companies in the first seven months of 2010 has reduced by 21% or 35.1 million lats, reports LETA

Health care gets additional 26.2 million

The government on Monday (23th of August) agreed to allocate additional 26.2 million lats to the sector of health care.

Krigers: people and industries don’t have to suffer from budget cuts

The chairman of Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS) Peteris Krigers (Pēteris Krīgers) considers that 300 to 400 million lats have to be saved and cut so that, as a result, neither people, nor specific sectors would have to suffer.

A character from Star Wars has been married to a woman

R2-D2 is the most suitable «man» for her because it has in-built GPS, it knows certain dance moves, and is more charismatic than James Bond.

Registered unemployment rate in Latvia - 15%

According to the operational information collected by Employment State Agency of Latvia (ESA), currently the rate of unemployment in Latvia is 15%, which means that 170 668 people have registered the status of not having an official work.

Lattelecom is against the merger of Baltkom and IZZI

Telecommunications company Lattelecom has approached the Competition Council (CC), in order no to allow Baltkom and IZZI merger, reported the newspaper Dienas Bizness.

Baltkom considers applying to the court

Due to the amendments in the plan for National Radio Frequencies, the telecommunication company Baltkom considers appealing in the court with the claim of recovery of money losses, reports Dienas Bizness.