Posts published in Day: October 5, 2021

Watchdog: Level playing field needed in Estonian-Latvian wind farm project

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The interests of all offshore wind farm developers must be observed in the construction of an offshore wind farm network and equal opportunities for all developers must be ensured, the Competition Authority (Konkurentsiamet) says, in the light of its concerns over potential competition distortion surrounding an Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm planned for the Gulf of Riga area. The authority found that network distributor Elering must prepare an investment plan based…

Islands’ summer passenger ferry volumes almost back at pre-crisis levels

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Estonia’s two largest islands, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, saw a greater number of visitors in summer 2021 than the previous summer, and cargo transit in particular grew over that time. The rise came despite one of the ferries which serves the islands being out of service several weeks after a minor collision, though it also reflects eased coronavirus restrictions; Saaremaa in particular was virtually closed off to all bar island residents…

Volume of public procurements up more than €800 million last year

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A Ministry of Finance overview shows that the number of public procurements, as well as the total sum and contested procurements all went up in the previous year. The volume of public procurements increased by more than €800 million during the pandemic when compared to the previous year. The number of public procurements went up by 292 last year compared to 2019. The total sum of tenders also saw a…

Islands’ summer passenger ferry volumes almost at pre-crisis levels

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Estonia’s two largest islands, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, saw a greater number of visitors in summer 2021 than the previous summer, and cargo transit in particular grew over that time. The rise came despite one of the ferries which serves the islands being out of service several weeks after a minor collision, though it also reflects eased coronavirus restrictions; Saaremaa in particular was virtually closed off to all bar island residents…

Government to decide on new restrictions Thursday

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

At the meeting on October 5, the Crisis Management Council (KVP) did not yet agree on measures to reduce the Covid-19 spread. The council will continue to decide on further steps on Thursday, according to the State Chancery.  On Tuesday, October 5, following an information report on the epidemiological situation, the KVP instructed experts to prepare the scenarios for action and the necessary draft legislative amendments to contain the rapid spread of Covid-19 in order…

6 ways you and your partner can last longer in bed

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Distractions are common and can mean you’re not really in the moment when it comes to pleasuring your partner. If you’re worried that you’re not lasting long enough, it’s important to know that the average time for vaginal sex is anywhere from three to seven minutes. For blokes it’s a bit shorter – with the average time for ejaculation at around five and a half minutes. But everyone is different…

Don’t eat mushrooms from toxic waste sites, researcher warns

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Although most mushrooms in Latvia are of pristine quality, one must be mindful of where they are growing, Dmitrijs Poršnovs, researcher at the University of Latvia, told LSM October 5. “One should avoid picking mushrooms in places where military activity is or has taken place, such as Ādaži camp or former Soviet camps. Forests around toxic waste sites, such as Olaine parish or old municipal waste dump sites, can also be…

1,010 new Covid-19 cases confirmed Tuesday in Latvia

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, October 5, Latvia returned to having more than 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 infection confirmed in the previous 24 hours. According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) 1,010 daily cases of Covid-19 infection were added to the total. Of the positive cases, 785 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 225 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at…

Prime minister: Reform rating drop stems from government responsibility

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Prime Minister and Reform Party chairwoman Kaja Kallas said a recent drop in support ratings for her party stems from carrying the responsibility of being in government. “Reform Party carries the responsibility of being in government. This means the anger regarding two topics currently affecting society – the coronavirus crisis and high electricity prices – must be directed at someone,” Kallas told ERR on Tuesday morning. She told Vikerraadio’s morning…

Coronavirus pandemic a boon for private sector medical company

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

An Estonian private sector medical firm has grown rapidly in the past four years since it was founded, more than doubling its staff and also seeing growth driven by the arrival of the pandemic. The company, Confido, provides vaccination centers and many other services and has plucked from the public sector two major figures in the field. Confido CEO Risto Laur said: “We have grown strongly this year, and a…