Posts tagged as professional

Paradoxes of the Lithuanian society

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Lithuanian authorities do their possible to attract young men to serve in the armed forces. Another thing is that what they do does not always bring the desired results. Due to the unique security situation Lithuania faces, it was decided to reinstate conscription in 2015, though, frankly, in a democratic society conscription seems very anachronistic. The fact is nothing compares to highly trained and fully funded professional armed forces. However,…

All in for riches: World Series of Poker marks 50th run

Friday, June 28, 2019

Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights. They are young and old and overwhelmingly male. They are college dropouts and accountants, entrepreneurs and CEOs, actors and athletes, psychologists and comedians. And they all have a chance of becoming world champions. At the World Series…

Estonia convicts ex-army officer, his father for treason

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A court in Tallinn has convicted ex-officer of the Estonian Defence Forces, Deniss Metsavas, his father for state treason, finding them guilty of selling state secrets to Russian intelligence. Radio Free Europe reports that on Monday, February 12, the court ruled that 38-year-old Deniss Metsavas – until his arrest a major with the Estonian Army – and his father, 65-year-old Pjotr Volin, sold classified information to Russia’s military intelligence service,…

Lithuania’s top court acquits two women in home birth case

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lithuania’s Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted two women in a home birth case, in a ruling that is final and binding. The hearing was observed by several hundred supporters of home birth, who filled the courtroom and surrounding spaces. Midwife Jurgita Inga Svediene and Dalia Jakaite, having medical education, were charged with engaging in illicit economic, financial, commercial or professional activity. The case against Jakaite was dropped and the court…