Posts published in Day: November 1, 2019

Latvian-American author Anita Legsdin focuses her amusing book “Remembrance of Meals Past”

Friday, November 1, 2019

For the home-cook and author Anita Legsdin nothing bonds people heartily like food. If one person asks the other what his favorite is, he will receive quite an ear full before he has a plate full. That is why Legsdin collected stories involving food and memories associated with a number of dishes through her book “Remembrance of Meals Past.” Republished by ReadersMagnet and featured at the Los Angeles Times Festival…

Russian embassy condemns Estonia’s alleged unwillingness to improve relations

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Russian embassy in Tallinn condemned on Thursday Estonia’s alleged unwillingness to normalize relations with Moscow, pointing out as an example the round table against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline held in the European Parliament. The Russian embassy also highlighted Denmark’s consent to the construction of Nord Stream 2 in its economic area as well as Hungary’s enthusiasm towards political and economic cooperation with Russia, and also referred to Russian President…

Lithuanian police detain ex-executive of Ukraine’s state company, suspected of corruption

Friday, November 1, 2019

Lithuania’s police detained the former board chairman of Ukraine’s State Food and Grains Corporation earlier this week in Vilnius, suspected of large-scale corruption in his country, law enforcement reported on Thursday. “I can confirm he was detained at the beginning of this week,” Ramunas Matonis, spokesman for Lithuania’s police, told BNS Lithuania on Thursday. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), which reported on the arrest on Thursday, did not…

Lithuanian president visited his daughter in Seoul after visit to Japan

Friday, November 1, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and his wife Diana made a stop in Seoul to meet with their daughter studying in South Korea on their way back home after last week’s visit to Japan. According to the president’s spokespeople, their flight from Japan to Vilnius via Seoul and other travel expenses were paid for with the family’s money. The president’s visit to South Korea was not officially announced. “Last weekend, on their return from…

Vilnius mayor wins praise for changing Lithuania’s Holocaust narrative

Friday, November 1, 2019

Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius, has been praised for his efforts to correct the narrative around Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust at a event organised by the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Earlier this summer, Šimašius oversaw two important decisions regarding Holocaust memory in Lithuania. The first was changing the name of a street honoring Kazys Skirpa, founder of the Lithuanian Activist Front (LAF) resistance organisation, and the second was removing a plaque…

Glowing environmental impacts of Lithuania’s All Soul’s Day

Friday, November 1, 2019

Around the All Soul’s Day on November 2, cemeteries across Lithuania light up with thousands of candles. While a beautiful sight, it leaves tons of waste afterwards and activists campaign for a more environmentally-conscious approach. Darius Jakutonis works at a company managing cemeteries in Vilnius. Most of the year, his work consists of administrative duties, but in late October his routine changes significantly. Darius helps out cemetery caretakers to sort…

Pentagon awaits possible Amazon challenge over cloud deal

Friday, November 1, 2019

Amazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon’s awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given the project by President Donald Trump. Amazon was long thought to be the front-runner in the competition for the huge military contract. Its Amazon Web Services division is far ahead of second-place Microsoft as the market leader for cloud computing…

Zelensky plans to visit Lithuania in November

Friday, November 1, 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky plans to pay an official visit to Lithuania in November 2019, the press service of the head of state has reported. This was discussed during a meeting of Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva with Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Lithuania Asta Skaisgirytė on Thursday, October 31. “Special attention was paid to the content of the…

Billy Porter, TLC, Ozuna set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Friday, November 1, 2019

Emmy-winning “Pose” actor Billy Porter, Latin singer Ozuna and Grammy-winning performers Black Eyed Peas, TLC, Chicago and Kelly Rowland will be among the stars celebrating at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy’s said Friday that Ciara, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Debbie Gibson, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin and former NASA astronauts Kay Hire and Janet Kavandi also will participate in the 93rd annual parade on Nov. 28.…

Lithuania’s chief of defence visits American troops in Pabradė

Friday, November 1, 2019

Lithuania’s Chief of Defence Valdemaras Rupšys visited American rotational force troops stationed in Pabradė, the Ministry of Defence reported on Thursday. Rupšys inspected the living conditions of the American troops, Host Nation Support provided by Lithuania, needs and combat readiness plans. “It’s another piece of evidence that the US remains our strong and reliable ally, unquestionably meeting its commitments to the whole region,” Rupšys was quoted in the ministry’s statement. The US unit deployed…