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Boeing to launch Space flights

The companies Boeing and Space Adventures plan to organize commercial flights to Space.

Beer price to grow due to barley shortage

The drought in Russia has resulted in malted barley shortage, and the barely harvest this year is predicted to be two times smaller than in 2009. While, the beer price could grow due to the deficit.

Advertisement with a woman's bottom found obscene in Saratov

Federal Antimonopoly Service of Saratov has found and advertisement, where a woman's bottom is depicted in spotlight, obscene. The advertisement was produced by a local tourism agency Pan-Turist.

Twitter changes its design

Twitter is to experience serious changes for the first time in four years, announced Twitter Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Evan Williams.

Small agency to sell KHL commercial slots

A company which, when compared with all the large ones, does not stand out with its size, has gained rights to purchase Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) sponsorship and advertisement offer for a million euros or more than 700 million lats. This allows the company to sell commercials during broadcast of hockey clubs Rīgas Dinamo and Rīga game translations.

Majority of Russians keep 1000 rubbles cash in wallets

One-third of Russia’s population tend to always keep from 500 (9 lats) to 1000 rubbles (18 lats) by cash in their pockets or purse.

World’s largest chocolate «bar» ready

The world’s largest chocolate «bar», weighing 410 kg, was made in the Capital of Armenia.

The world's first share found in the Netherlands

The world’s first ever issued share has been found in a Netherlands’ city archive. The security of the Dutch East Indies company is dated 1606, September 9th.

500 times higher sum for defective 20 pence coins offered

The London mint office announced that it is prepared to buy back from the inhabitants the 20 pence coins that were stamped in 2008, and which, due to an error, are missing their release date. 500 times higher amount of money is offered for each coin – 100 pounds.

Tērbatas Street to be explored for 19 118 lats

Examination of the opportunities to develop a pedestrian zone from Tērbatas until Elizabetes Street will cost 19 118 lats, valued added tax (VAT) included.

New exhibition on political advertising and election promises opened

As the 10th Saeima election is approaching, today, August 10th, at 17:00 o’clock with colourful balloons and the sound of trumpets a new polling place No.0 and an exhibition Politāķis: politiskā reklāma un vēlēšanu solījumi(Polithook: political advertising and election promises) will be opened in the National Library of Latvia (NLL) in Riga.

iPhone 4 available next week in Latvia

The first Apple iPhone 4 models, which are sold without a telecommunications operator involvement, could be available in Latvia starting from Monday, September 13, said the marketing manager of internet shop Apple product section Ā, Gatis Skuditis (Gatis Šķudītis).

Every seventh Briton has secret bank account

Every seventh Brit (15%) owns a secret bank account, in which the money is being secretly put aside from family members.

Baltic States – top potato consumers in EU

On the basis of average potato consumption per inhabitant, the Baltic states are leaders among all the other European Union (EU) countries.

Ryanair to remove co-pilots

For the purposes of economizing on the financial resources, Ryanair could cancel the second pilots from the flight crew. Such proposal was made by the Executive Director of the Irish airline Michael O'Leary.

SAS to organize the first gay wedding in the air

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced plans to organize the first same-sex wedding up in the air during a flight.

Studies affirm: two drinks a day extend life

Recent studies confirm that elderly adults, who daily consume two or three glasses of wine, beer or cocktails, are said to live longer than abstainers.

New Business portal - BNN-NEWS.COM launched in Latvia

Starting from today, September 1st, new business portal in English BNN-NEWS.COM and its «Latvian brother» BNN.LV officially start work. Both Latvian and English portals will collect information on economic and business events in Latvia and foreign countries.

Japanese create a calorie-free beer

The Japanese have created the world’s first calorie-free beer, which contains zero calories. Experts have predicted that this invention will have success in the future.

Berlin to open restaurant for cannibals

Berlin will open a restaurant for cannibals to whom food will be delivered by those who want to donate their organs. The new restaurant advertising campaign invites to deliver any body parts to the restaurant. The advertising campaign also announces that they require a surgeon, without prejudice.

Russia's Putin shoots darts at gray whale

Russia’s prime Minister Vladimir Putin has added gray whales to the list of endangered species he has personally helped Russian scientists track.

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