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2013-10-21 12:25:11

RIGA, Latvia, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Latvian Non-Citizens has marked a week of political activism in which it held a high-level conference of academic and political activists and directly confronted senior European Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on voting rights for ethnic minority nationals. There are currently 295,000 stateless Russians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Poles and Jews living in the country who are unable to vote due to the country's citizenship...

Cod Has A Key Role In The Whole Baltic Sea
2012-04-18 10:48:24

A new investigation put in evidence the key role of cod as regulator of the whole Baltic Sea ecosystem. The study shows that when the cod population in the central Baltic increases, it spreads into larger areas and spills over into adjacent marginal systems where it usually does not occur, as for example the Gulf of Riga. On the other hand, when the cod population size in the central Baltic decreases, it concentrates into the southern Baltic Sea and disappears from the other systems where...

2011-12-07 06:32:00

RIGA, Latvia, Dec, 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This season in Riga, Jerusalem, and New York, families, descendants, and a few eyewitnesses are remembering the 70th anniversary of a monstrous mass shooting of the Holocaust. On November 30 and December 8, 1941, Nazi S.S. Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing squads) aided by Latvian collaborators murdered 25,000 Jews at Rumbula Forest, outside Riga. Mostly women and children were shot in mass graves, avoiding separate burial in a...

2011-05-12 07:28:00

RIGA, Latvia, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija has shown its support for the biggest Dancesport competitions in Latvia. The Latvian Championship and the Latvian Cup Competition both took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, with the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riga, Latvia being the main sponsor of these competitions. In honour of Radisson Blu Hotels in Riga sponsoring the competitions, the title given to the state level competitors was named the Radisson Blu Cup....

2010-12-17 08:10:00

RIGA, Latvia, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel in Riga, Latvia is marking its fifteenth anniversary in 2010 with new green commitments aimed at minimising the hotel's environmental impact. As well as participating in the Radisson Responsible Business initiative, the hotel was recently awarded the Green Key Certificate by Latvia's Ministry of Environment, marking its achievement in reducing any negative impact on the environment. Opened on 1st July 1995, the...

2010-04-20 05:18:00

RIGA, Latvia, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual technologies are becoming an increasingly required and more convenient solution for different companies helping to dispread the business processes around the world, observes European data center operator DEAC. That is an especially essential matter in economic conditions, when an issue of cost reduction arises very intensely. At the same time, IT experts warn entrepreneurs more and more about the risks of virtual servers and call for data...

2008-09-12 03:00:11

Latvian national airline airBaltic has announced that it will launch direct flights from Riga, Latvia to Hannover, Germany, effective December 15, 2008. The airline said that the flights to Hannover will be offered five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Passengers will fly on Fokker 50 airplanes and the one-way ticket price will start at LVL25, including airport fees and transaction costs, added airBaltic.

2006-05-18 11:31:32

RIGA (Reuters) - Zbynek Irgl's goal late in extra time gave the Czech Republic a dramatic 4-3 victory over Russia on Thursday, sending the titleholders into the world championship semi-finals. Irgl scored at 7:58 of the 10-minute extra period after evading two defensemen and beating Russia goalie Maxim Sokolov with a neat stickhandling move to knock previously unbeaten Russia out of the tournament. The Czechs looked on their way to victory in regulation time until Alexei Mikhnov...

2006-05-17 06:27:54

RIGA (Reuters) - Finland's number one netminder Antero Niittymaki has been ruled out of the world ice hockey championship with a thigh injury. Niittymaki was named most valuable player at the Turin Olympics after posting three shutouts to lead Finland to a silver medal. He sustained the injury during the second period of a 4-2 qualification round loss to Canada on Monday. The Philadelphia Flyers netminder is expected to be sidelined for three to five weeks, team officials said on...

2006-05-14 11:25:42

RIGA (Reuters) - Russia scored two powerplay goals early in the final period to beat Switzerland 6-3 on Sunday and maintain a 100 percent record at the ice hockey world championship. Two powerful blasts by defensemen Dmitry Bykov and Ilya Nikulin less than two minutes apart beat Montreal Canadiens goaltender David Aebischer to break a 2-2 deadlock. Goran Bezina brought the Swiss within one three minutes later, using advantage of a 5-3 powerplay opportunity, but late strikes by...