Posts published in Day: November 22, 2019

Lithuanian, Polish and Belarusian leaders pay tribute to January Uprising commanders in Vilnius – photos

Friday, November 22, 2019

The shared history of Lithuanians, Poles, Belarusians, Ukrainians and other nations who fought against Tsarist Russia in the 19th century inspires them to pursue close bonds today, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said on Friday. Nausėda delivered a speech at the reburial ceremony for the commanders and participants of the January Uprising of 1863-1864 against Tsarist rule. “[Our shared memory] inspires us to create close bonds, develop new visions of freedom…

Kaunas prepares for environment-friendly ‘Space Christmas’

Friday, November 22, 2019

Lithuania’s second city Kaunas is preparing for colourful Christmas celebrations. The city is planning to light its Christmas tree on November 30 during a festival entitled ‘Space Christmas in Kaunas’. The decorations are being completed in the workshops of the artists Jolanta Šmidtienė and Aušra Kleizaitė who say they have been inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s ‘The Little Prince’ story, according to a press release. “I already had this idea…

Ukraine peace summit in Paris not an end in itself, vice PM says in Vilnius

Friday, November 22, 2019

The upcoming Ukraine peace meeting in Paris is a good sign, but it is not the end in itself, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmytro Kuleba said during his visit in Vilnius. He met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Friday and said that for the peace process to bring real results, Russia needed to demonstrate good faith. “The meeting itself is a good sign, but it’s not the…

Estonian Navy and Air Force mark 101st anniversaries

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Estonian Navy and Air Force marked their 101st anniversaries on Thursday. The navy held a ceremony at Mine Habour in north Tallinn. As one of the three Estonian Defense Forces, the main purpose of the Navy is to protect Estonia’s territorial integrity and national interests at sea. The Navy’s main area of ​​activity is mine clearance and maritime awareness. Annual mine clearance operations reduce the potential risks associated with historic…

Cybertruck: Tesla unveils new pickup truck but windows shatter during demo

Friday, November 22, 2019

Elon Musk’s glitzy unveiling of the first Tesla “cybertruck” descended into farce when a PR stunt testing the “bulletproof” body strength of the electric vehicle resulted in smashed windows. The Blade Runner-meets-cyberpunk themed launch of the $39,900 (£30,000) futuristic armoured vehicle was meant to take aim at the traditional Detroit carmakers, proving that Tesla could make a credible electric version of America’s favourite vehicle, the pickup truck. In a theatrical…

Grace Millane trial: New Zealand man found guilty of murdering British backpacker

Friday, November 22, 2019

A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of Grace Millane, a British backpacker who disappeared a year ago in Auckland after going on a date. A jury of seven women and five men took just five hours to unanimously agree that the accused, who cannot be named, had murdered Millane in the hotel room where they had gone after their night out. As the verdict was delivered,…

Serbian president accuses Russia of spy plot involving army

Friday, November 22, 2019

Serbia’s intelligence agencies have uncovered a Russian intelligence plot involving members of the Serbian army, President Aleksandar Vučić has said, after convening a meeting of the country’s national security council. His comments on Thursday evening came after a video was uploaded to YouTube by an anonymous user this week, showing a purported Russian spy handing over a bag of cash to another man, whose face was blurred. Serbian officials have…

Cybersecurity to seniors. Estonia advises senior citizens in libraries

Friday, November 22, 2019

To inform Estonian senior citizens on how to care for their data safety online, a day of information technology advice has been held in over 80 libraries in the country. Informative day was organised on Wednesday, November 20, by the Estonian Librarians’ Association and the State Information System Agency. The goal of the event was to improve the online security skills of older users. Specialists advised those interested about a…

Lithuania’s industrial output up 4% in EUR 19.4b

Friday, November 22, 2019

Lithuania’s industrial production and sales rose 4%, at constant prices, in January through October, 2019, from a year ago, to reach 19.4 bn euros, the country’s statistics service, Statistics Lithuania, said. In October alone, compared to September, the workday-unadjusted rate went down by 2.3% to 2.1 bn euros. On an unadjusted basis, a month-on-month increase of 6.2% was recorded.

5 companies interested in gas trade via Klaipedos Nafta’s LNG station in Lithuania

Friday, November 22, 2019

Five companies have expressed their interest in trading LNG via a small-scale LNG distribution station operated by Klaipedos Nafta, the operator of the LNG terminal in Lithuania, and develop this market, reported LETA/BNS. A five-year contract is set to be signed by the end of November with the company that offered the best price. Klaipedos Nafta called a capacity reservation tender for the small-scale LNG distribution station to find a…