Posts published in Day: September 16, 2019

BP subsidiary divests half of Tallinn-based aircraft fuel seller to Latvian company

Monday, September 16, 2019

BP Global Investments Limited, subsidiary of British energy giant BP Plc, has sold a 50% holding in the aircraft fuel supplier Eesti Aviokutuse Teenuse AS to Nordic Jet Holding, a company belonging to Latvian businessman Armands Sadauskis. Cobalt law office served as adviser in the transaction. Eesti Aviokutuse Teenuste AS, founded in 2000, is a seller of aircraft fuel and provider of the aircraft refueling service at Tallinn Airport. It finished…

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

Monday, September 16, 2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. Cuomo said vaping was dangerous and that he was concerned fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes were leading young people to get hooked on nicotine. “These are obviously targeted to young people and highly…

Dutch chain Spar eyes Lithuania

Monday, September 16, 2019

Spar International refrains from any comment on its plans in Lithuania, just as the lawyers who filed the brand applications with the State Patent Bureau on its behalf. Spar International operates a chain of 13,100 Spar, Spar Express, Eurospar and Interspar stores in 48 countries and services 13.5 mln customers every day. Spar International posted 35.8 billion euros in revenue last year, up 5.4% from 2017, including 5.8 bn euros…

Yemen’s Houthi rebels warn of further attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Monday, September 16, 2019

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have threatened additional attacks on Saudi oil installations just days after claiming a crippling assault on facilities in the desert kingdom, the group’s al-Masirah TV reported Monday. The new threat came as U.S. officials were pointing fingers at Iran and its other proxies around the region and President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” and ready to respond. Iran has denied any involvement.…

For the first time an aircraft marked with Lithuanian tricolour flag landed in Vilnius

Monday, September 16, 2019

This summer airBaltic introduced the aircraft Airbus A220-300 coloured with the Lithuanian three-color flag. On September 16, this aircraft, named “Vilnius”, landed for the first time at the Lithuanian capital airport. According to Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic, this aircraft design was created to mark the growing demand of airBaltic’s services in the Lithuanian market. “The Lithuanian market is very important to us. Today we offer more than 80 direct…

Rīga Marathon 2020 registration opens

Monday, September 16, 2019

September 16 sees registration open for the Rīga Marathon, for what is being described as the which “30th anniversary season” with the first Rīga marathon taking place in 1991, according to organizers. A stand will be in operation in the shadow of the Freedom Monument in central Rīga giving potential runners an opportunity to sign up and choose their number. A starting pistol was fired to open the season at 8:30 a.m., 8 months before…

Cold weather week to be followed by an Indian summer

Monday, September 16, 2019

This work week is to be cold in Latvia, in particular on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while there’s hope for an Indian summer starting Sunday. Until Friday, air temps of +8..+13C are expected across the country with a slightly higher +15..+16C in the coastal regions. The nights will be cool at +2..+7C and +8..+13C at the coast. As for precipitation, rain and hail and storms are expected in the coastal…

Latvia: Number of job vacancies rose by 5.9 thousand or 23.8% in the 2nd quarter

Monday, September 16, 2019

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 2nd quarter of 2019 there were 30.5 thousand job vacancies in Latvia, which is 5.9 thousand vacancies or 23.8 % more than in the 2nd quarter of 2018. In public sector there were 8.6 thousand and in private sector 21.9 thousand vacant jobs. Over the year, the number of job vacancies in private sector grew by 4.5 thousand or…

Lithuanian court blocks four websites for copyright violations

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lithuania’s media watchdog, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania, has ordered internet providers to block four websites that have been illegally rebroadcasting TV programs or distributing movies. The RTCL said on Monday, a court sanctioned blocking of the news-rus.tv, newru.tv and tebox.eu websites last week. The media watchdog decided to block the websites after hating the complaints for companies TRK Ukraina, TVDROM Limited and Internet Copyright Management LLC which stated they had not…

airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija launch charter flights to Egypt

Monday, September 16, 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the international tour operator Tez Tour Latvija will launch charter flights from Riga to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on October 26 and 27 respectively. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “After a longer period of time, we are now resuming flights to Egypt in cooperation with Tez Tour Latvija. We are happy to strengthen our long-standing and successful cooperation with…