Posts tagged as time

Lithuania to shorten self-isolation time

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lithuania will cut self-isolation time for people returning from abroad to 10 days, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Thursday. “We are planning to have the new rule in place on September 15,” he told LRT RADIO. Currently, people returning from countries affected by the coronavirus must go into isolation for two weeks. People would still need to get tested for Covid-19 before leaving self-isolation, according to Prime Minister Saulius…

School year in Lithuania to begin on time and in classrooms

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Lithuanian school students will start the academic year on September 1 and in classrooms rather than online, the education minister has announced. “If anyone is asking if they should buy a new school uniform or iron out the old one, the answer is yes. The school year will start as usual in classrooms,” Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius told reporters on Thursday. All secondary schools and vocational training institutions will start…

Latgalian documentary “Time. People. Language.” to premiere

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Latgalian documentary “Time. People. Language”, which examines the relationship between various Latvian political regimes and the Latgalian language, will premiere online on April 27 at 19:00, according to a Latgale Regional Television broadcast on April 26. It’s a symbolic date, as it falls on the day of the  First Latgale Congress   when Latgalians chose to unite with the other Latvian regions (according to the Julian calendar still used…

Over 60% of students now spend more time on their studies

Friday, April 17, 2020

More than 60 percent of students now spend more time on their studies than they did before the Covid-19 crisis, according to a survey carried out by Edurio company. The survey has found that teachers now also spend more time on school-related activities, as Guntars Catlaks, head of the National Center for Education, told reporters on Thursday. According to Catlaks, this is due to a large number of assignments and…

A stitch in time: Tapestry immortalizes “Game of Thrones”

Friday, September 20, 2019

Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of “Game of Thrones” in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail. With the award-winning saga about power struggles in mythical Westeros poised for more success at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, the tapestry’s unveiling this month in the Normandy…

In ‘The Farewell,’ a family drama straddling East and West

By Jake Koyle on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for “The Farewell” was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to live. The grim diagnosis was kept from Nai Nai, a somewhat common approach to death and dying in China. Wang, whose family…

Clocks to be turned one hour back on 28 October

Thursday, October 18, 2018

28 October marks the end of daylight savings time in Latvia and elsewhere in the world. This is when all clocks are to be turned one hour back, Latvian Economy Ministry reminds. The transition to winter time in Latvia will take place at 04:00 a.m. Sunday, 28 October. Clocks will be turned one hour back. The transition back to daylight savings time will take place 31 March 2019. «As it…

EU asks citizens if they want to abolish daylight saving time

Friday, July 6, 2018

Europeans are being asked whether they would like to keep daylight saving time or abolish the oft-questioned practice, under which the clocks are moved forward by an hour for six months of the year. The European Commission has launched a survey that runs until August 16, asking people whether they would prefer to keep daylight savings time or abolish it, as well as whether they prefer the summertime hours –…