Latviski English По-русски
Tuesday 18.06.2019 | Name days: Madis, Alberts

Tallinn seeks to limit opening hours of Old Town bars

Tallinn City Government is demanding that the central government prepares legislation that would limit the opening hours of night bars from Tallinn Old Town to 3 am.

See-through computer revealed at TED

A transparent computer that allows users to reach inside and touch digital content has been unveiled at the TED conference in Los Angeles.

Bankia posts record loss

Having been rescued with a huge €41.4 billion bailout last year, leading Spanish bank Bankia still managed to post record loss of €19.06 billion in 2012.

Minister on criticism: “unarmed” civilians are not to be “shot” at during political “wars”

When commenting the criticism from Gaidis Berzins – representative of the National Union – in regard to PM Valdis Domborvskis' proposed candidacy of Anrijs Matiss for the post of Transport Minister, the current TM Aivis Ronis calls “not to open fire on unarmed civilians”.

DNA pioneer's Nobel medal put up for auction

Nobel Prize medal, earned by late English scientist Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, will be put up for auction in April.

Construction costs up by 5%

Compared to December, construction costs in Latvia in January 2013 decreased on average by 0.5%. Labour remuneration of workers declined by 3.0%, which can be explained with the drop in the work volume during the winter season.

Photo: Inside the Google offices in Tel Aviv

In Israel, tech is rising and Tel Aviv is at the heart of it. The Google office in the Electra Tower occupies 8 floors and utilizes 85,000 square feet of space.

February 28 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: Taxi

Question: Who earns a living driving their customers away?

The top 10 Pope tweets of all time

The final tweet from Pope Benedict XVI's official @Pontifex account was issued Wednesday, February 27, just moments after he left the alter in St. Peter's Square where he gave his last public address as pontiff.

Horse meat found in canned beef produced by Kuršu zeme

German food circulation supervisory institution has found horse meat in canned beef produced by Latvian Kuršu zemes, according to a statement from the European Commission's (EC) early warning system.

Sergey Brin: Smartphones are «emasculating»

Mobile phones may generate the fastest-growing segment of Google's revenue, but the experience of using them still bothers Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

The first spring migratory birds return to Latvia

On Wednesday, February 27, the first Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) were sighted in areas around Saldus. This means that the first migratory birds have returned to Latvia.

Bonuses will only be paid to judges with positive work evaluation

Monthly salary bonuses will only be available for judges whose professional activity appears positive in each consecutive evaluation period. This will put an end to the current practice – when judges receive bonuses irrelevant of their work quality. Bonuses were only based on the number of years a judge has worked at his post.

Survey: Estonian producers are optimistic

A survey by the Estonian institute of market research EKI shows that in spite of volatile economic situation, most producers plan to increase production volumes from last year and are generally optimsitic.

Euro wait brings out fraudsters

With the nearing of Euro adoption, fraudsters, who present themselves as social survey collectors, find out how much money residents keep at their homes.