Posts published in Day: June 8, 2019

After Hours HBO’s Chernobyl highlights Vilnius as a go-to filming location

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The last episode of HBO’s outstanding miniseries Chernobyl aired this week, ending the bone-chilling historical drama. As of today, the show stands as the highest-rated TV series in history on IMDB. Contrary to public belief however, Chernobyl was not filmed only in Ukraine – the larger part of the show was shot in Lithuania. Extensive parts of the show were shot in Vilnius, increasing the Lithuanian capital’s now established reputation as one of the regional leaders…

Meghan and Prince Harry’s Private Wedding Photos Hacked

Saturday, June 8, 2019

he star-studded Royal Wedding Ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018. Alexi Lubomirski, wedding photographer for Prince Harry and Meghan’s big day, has been hacked, with hundreds of the couple’s private pictures leaked online, The Sun reported, citing a royal source. “Security was compromised. There was an online compromise. Pictures were hacked then leaked. There was an…

Israel trounces Latvia 3-0 with Zahavi hat trick in Euro 2020 qualifying game

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Israel beat Latvia 3-0 on Friday night in Riga, thanks to a hat trick from Eran Zahavi, defying expectations by staying in contention for a spot in the final tournament due to take place next summer in 12 cities in 12 European countries. Zahavi curled in a free kick in the ninth minute and added two more goals in the second half, giving him seven in three qualifiers. “I was…

Financing sports in Ventspils – borrow money under rules but spend how you want

Saturday, June 8, 2019

This spring, Ventspils City Council released a misleading report that funding of EUR 1.5 million for the construction of a new swimming pool was denied because of the letter sent by opposition deputies to Saeima’s Education, Culture and Science Committee’s Sub-Committee for Sports. In it, opposition deputies question the use of funding allocated for sports. Not it has become known that part of the funding was used in breach of…

Man Jailed After Designing Missiles for ISIS

Saturday, June 8, 2019

A rural NSW electrician has been jailed for at least six years and nine months after he designed missiles for the terrorist group ISIS. Haisem Zahab pleaded guilty in 2018 to knowingly providing support or resources to a terrorist organisation after working on a laser warning receiver, rockets and a rocket guidance method for ISIS from 2014. The 44-year-old, from the NSW town of Young, also admitted he failed to…

Cleaning up Mt. Everest: 11 tonnes of waste and 4 bodies found

Saturday, June 8, 2019

In a special expedition organized by the Nepalese government four unidentified bodies were found and more than 11 tonnes of waste was collected from Mount Everest, news agency AP reports. During the expedition that lasted 45 days, participants collected food packages, cans, bottles and empty air tanks, as reported by Nepalese Tourism Department official Danduraj Ghimire. Part of the waste was handed over for recycling. Ghimire notes that cleaning Mount…

Poland stands for openness of EU and NATO for Ukraine

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Polish MP is convinced that Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine are obliged to avoid any contradictions, especially historical ones, since they reduce the ability to cooperate for the sake of common security. In order for Ukraine to properly ensure its development and security, the doors to the European Union and NATO must remain open for it. This was announced by the Senate of Poland MP Stanislav Karchevsky at the opening of…

Baltic education ministers: Challenges in education field are similar

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The three Baltic states share challenges in education — schools with a small number of students and the need to increase teachers’ salaries — but the capacity to address those challenges is different, it was admitted at the 25th meeting of the education ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that began in Vihula on Thursday and is to continue on Friday. “The salaries of teachers have constantly risen from 850…

China-US talk trade on sidelines of G-20 finance gathering

Saturday, June 8, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that he plans to speak privately with China’s central bank governor about trade on the sidelines of annual Group of 20 finance talks in southern Japan, but has no direct message to give him. Mnuchin and Yi Gang, chairman of the People’s Bank of China, are due to hold routine talks on various issues and then break away for their discussion on trade.…

Responsibility must come with market power for technology giants, Vestager says in Vilnius

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Global technology giants must realize that responsibility comes with market power, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told the LOGIN technology and innovation conference in Vilnius on Thursday. She acknowledged that Europe was slow to create its digital market and failed to create serious competition for Facebook or Google, which let them consolidate their positions. “They weren’t fazed with much competition because in Europe we only got a digital single market…