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Tuesday 18.06.2019 | Name days: Madis, Alberts

Thunderstorm expected in Latvia

On Friday, June 28, a thunderstorm is expected in many regions of Latvia with heavy rainfall, possibly even hail.

SEDA Director and her deputy are suspended from their duties

Director of the State Education Development Agency (SEDA) Dita Traida and her Deputy Elita Zondaka have been suspended from their duties.

Latvia's construction costs up 3.4%

Compared to April, the average level of construction costs in Latvia in May 2013 increased by 0.8%. Labour remuneration of workers grew by 2.1%, prices of building materials – by 0.6%, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.4%.

In pictures: rise of Lego minifigure

Just as the human kind has undergone its logical development, the small Lego man has also had its evolution.

Latvia's retail trade turnover up 8%

Compared to April, total retail trade turnover in May 2013 rose by 2.6%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices.

Every fifth Latvian company plans to lease equipment, machinery or vehicles

Nearly every fifth active company in Latvia plans to lease different equipment, machinery or vehicles. The most popular types of machinery include production facilities, as well as agricultural and forestry machinery.

Daily Joke: the strong adapt

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Google plans to broaden Android usage

Google is developing a new version of Android operating system, adapted for a broader use in electronic devices beyond smartphones and tablets.

The Esplanade 2014 welcomes visitors

The Esplanade 2014 information area for the 2014 European Cultural Capital Festival is now open for visitors. It will be a place for concerts, performances, discussions and creative workshops throughout summer.

Latvian Museum of Natural History holds a strawberry fair

The Tasty Strawberries fair will remain open at the Latvian Museum of National History throughout June 28-30. This exhibition was organized with help from Janis Aldermanis' gardening association.

CPCB visit Riga City Council's Housing Department once again

On Thursday, June 27, operatives of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) visited the Housing Department of Riga City Council. Another search was conducted – this time in the office of the Director of the Housing and Environment Department Anatoly Alekseyenko.

Shockwave of Chelyabinsk meteor flew twice around Earth

The shockwave created by a meteor that burnt in the atmosphere above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk had enough power to circle the globe twice.

Capital of LDz Cargo increases by LVL 49 109 422

Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz) has decided to increase its subsidiary's (LDz Cargo) capital by LVL 49 109 422. This investments is directed towards improving the management over rolling stock.

PHOTO: Confusing gravity

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has shook the natural balance of East London with his Dalston House optical illusion installation.

Minister: the recent actions of LM owners only worsen their situation

The actions of the owners of Liepājas metalurgs (LM), gifting properties to their relatives the way they did, are a clear sign that the government should not provide financial assistance to the company, believes Latvian Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts.

Focus of EU summit – youth unemployment

Leaders of the 27 EU states are expected to meet on June 28 in Brussels to discuss ways to tackle youth unemployment.