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Restored first colour Lithuanian film

Friday, November 8, 2019

As Lithuanian films are receiving more and more recognition at international film festivals, the Lithuanian film heritage is also being screened in various programs. On November 3rd the world premiere of the first colour Lithuanian film “March! March! Tra-ta-ta!” (lit. Marš! Marš! Tra-ta-ta!, 1964) by dir. Raimondas Vabalas took place at National Gallery of Art in Washington. The film was restored specially for this occasion, the Lithuanian film center writes…

First African swine fever case of 2019 registered in Latvia

Monday, July 8, 2019

This year’s first African swine fever (ASF) infection for domestic pigs has been registered in Latvia. The illness was uncovered in an enclosure in Durbe Parish, Vecpils County. A total of 49 pigs have been terminated to halt the spread of the disease, as reported by Food and Veterinary Service (FVS). The affected farm has been put under quarantine – a protection zone in a three kilometre radius and an…

Japan gets first female fighter pilot inspired by ‘Top Gun’

Friday, August 24, 2018

Japan has appointed its first female fighter pilot, the latest achievement in the national push for greater gender equality in the traditionally male-dominated country. 1st Lt. Misa Matsushima, 26, joined the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) after graduating from the National Defense Academy in 2014, becoming one of the 13,707 servicewomen who make up a mere 6.1% of all Japanese troops. She finished her training earlier this week, and…

New tender announced for post of SRS director; first requirement – spotless reputation

Friday, August 17, 2018

Latvia’s State Chancellery has announced an open personnel selection process for the post of director of State Revenue Service. Application submission process will last until 14 September. Finance and administrative managers are welcome to apply. Similar to other high-level tenders, a personnel selection company will be involved. The company this time will be Amrop. It will help define the necessary requirements, invite potential candidates and perform their assessment across all…

First candidate list submitted for 13th Saeima elections

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

On Tuesday, 24 July, the New Conservative Party became the first political party in Latvia to submit a list of candidates for 13th Saeima elections. NCP’s list consists of 115 candidates. NCP’s chosen leaders are Juris Jurašs, Juta Strīķe, Jānis Bordāns, Krišjānis Feldmans and Ilga Šuplinska. Bordāns will be the party’s leader in Vidzeme, Feldmanis will be the leader in Zemgale, Strīķe will be the leader in Kurzeme, and Šuplinska…