Posts published in Day: February 23, 2019

World’s biggest bee found alive

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The world’s biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science. The giant bee – which is as long as an adult’s thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. Known as Wallace’s giant bee, the insect is named after the British naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace, who described it…

NATO forces prepares for War in extreme cold weather conditions

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A statement from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization claims that the Dutch and Czech forces from one of NATO’s battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance are taking part in cold weather training in Lithuania. According to a statement, this month, soldiers are learning how to survive in extreme weather conditions. Allied troops focused on building shelters to protect themselves from the elements. “It is important not to build your shelter too high. Hot…

Latvia at UN calls on Russia to free Sushchenko, other political prisoners

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Latvia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Andrejs Pildegovics has called on Russia to release illegally imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko and stop the persecution of other political prisoners. He said this at a plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on the situation in Ukraine on Wednesday, February 20, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “Latvia also calls on Russia to release all illegally detained…

Lithuania: Monika Marija officially pulls “Criminal” out, Alen Chicco to replace

Saturday, February 23, 2019

And she is paying a fine for it. As previously reported, Monika Marija has pulled her second song “Criminal” from the Eurovizija 2019 final. This means Alen Chicco gets the last spot in the final. The drama so far Despite initially entering only “Criminal” to Eurovizijos Atranka, Monika Marija later decided to enter a second entry – “Light On” – to the selection. The song already did better in the preliminary heats than “Criminal”, by topping the…

Nights to become chilly in Latvia, whereas days will become warmer soon

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The centre of an anticyclone is currently above Scandinavia. This anticyclone will start gradually moving south-west on Friday, 22 February. It will also dictate weather in Latvia – the sky will become clear but air will remain chilly, promises Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre. At night, air temperature in Latvia’s eastern parts will drop below as far as -12° C… -13° C. Even during the day weather will be…

Who pays for parties’ promises?

Saturday, February 23, 2019

An analysis of election promises by the Ministry of Finance found that while political forces like to make costly promises, parties pay little mind to how to pay for them, at least in the runup to elections. The analysis that took around one year to complete was rough going as promises appeared and disappeared. The ministry looked at a total of 3,100 promises 775 of which could be expressed in…

Razbadauskas elected rector of Lithuania’s Klaipeda University

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Arturas Razbadauskas, acting rector of Lithuania’s Klaipeda University, was on Thursday elected its permanent rector, the university said LETA/BNS. During a secret ballot, Razbadauskas was backed by seven out of eights council members who took part in the vote. The council’s chairman, Klaipeda Mayor Vytautas Grubliauskas, withdrew from the vote due to the existing political situation as Razbauskas is on Grubliauskas’ list of candidates for the upcoming municipal election, the university…