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Latvia’s flag bearer on the opening of the Olympics is chosen

The bearer of Latvia’s flag at the opening of the London Olympics will be beach volleyball player Martins Plavins.

Facebook users not as satisfied as Google+ users

Facebook's reputation for customer satisfaction continues to tarnish while Google+ pops up on a customer satisfaction index for the first time and makes it to the top of the social network pyramid.

New «Ice Age» wins top positions

The animated sequel «Ice Age: Continental Drift» froze out the competition to take over the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with a $46.6 million debut.

Inflation rise in Estonia – the most rapid in the EU

The total price increase in Eurozone made up 2.4% in June, and 2.6% in the whole of the European Union (EU).

Referendum initiators will need to collect 50 000 signatures for the first stage

The ruling coalition has reached an agreement that referendum initiators will need to collect 50 000 signatures in the first stage of referendum initiation (at their own expense) up until 2015. The second stage will be organized by the Central Election Committee, says Chairwoman of the Judicial Commission Ilma Cepane.

Skype bug sends unintended recipients instant messages

Skype has confirmed a bug in its software has been sending copies of messages to unintended recipients.

Delta Air Lines sandwiches contain needles

Sandwiches that were offered to passengers on board of four flights of the American Delta Air Lines Inc. had needles in them. One person was injured as a result of this incident.

July 17 in pictures

BNN offers to take a look at the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures of the day.

Daily joke: No feeding

A zookeeper notices someone throwing $20 bills at the monkeys. The zookeeper tells the man to stop and that it's not allowed.

Car registration in Latvia: eighth most rapid rise in Europe

The number of cars registered in Latvia in June, 2012 increased by 15.1%, which is the eight most rapid increase in Europe, as mentioned in the latest statement of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (EAMA).

CSBL: last year’s monthly expenses on one household member around 188 LVL

After two previous recession years, an increase of expenses of households was noted in 2011, but its level is still under that of 2009. Also, it is important to remember that consumption expenditure growth was only noted in the third quarter of 2011, the Central Statistical Bureau reports.

Fashion show of the Saulkrasti Jazz festival

In July, the traditional Saulkrasti Jazz music festival, which celebrates its 15th anniversary, will take place in Saulkrasti.

WM: 85% of violence against children occurs within families

Women and children suffer from violence the most within families, according to the Welfare Ministry’s (WM) report about the completion of the Program to reduce family violence for 2008-2011.

PHOTO: Soyuz heads to International Space Station

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-05M space ship carrying three crew members to the International Space Station has been launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Air conditioner is now 110 years old

July 17, USA celebrates the 110 jubilee of the air conditioner. The air cooling system we now use in our day to day was first set up and turned on in one of New York’s printing houses in 1902.

90th birthday gift - skydiving

A man from the US state of Maine, Lester Slate, knows how to celebrate the tender age of 90 - he goes skydiving.

Rigas Siltums: heating prices in July reach the highest level in recent years

In accordance with the state excise tax on natural gas and the price rise on natural gas, heating prices in July reached the highest level of recent years and are by 6% higher when compared to June, Rigas Siltums reports.

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