Posts published in Day: January 25, 2020

Millionaires and wealthy celebrities demand to pay more tax

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Millionaires and wealthy celebrities demand to pay more tax because they are the ‘most privileged human beings to walk the Earth’. A group of billionaires, millionaires and wealthy celebrities are demanding to pay more tax because they are among “the most privileged class of human beings to walk the Earth.” More than 120 wealthy celebrities and business figures have signed an open letter, urging their peers around the world to call for tax increases to address economic…

Latvian words of the year

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Many English words, such as “like” have developed new meanings in the age of technology, and the Latvian language is trying to catch up. In the beginning many of the English words go through the ‘Latvian treatment’ with a slightly changed spelling to make it more phonetic and a Latvian ending. That’s how a social media “like” became “laiks” in Latvian, which could be confusing as it’s also the word…

Global jazz stars of the future to take to Rīga stage in April

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The public profiles of the contestants have been placed on the competition website  rigajazz.lv  , where you can find biographies, as well as listen to excerpts of their recordings. The first concert of the Riga Jazz Stage competition, featuring Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, American, British, German, Italian, Belgian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Turkish and South Korean artists, will take place on April 2, but the most recognized participants will perform…

Unhappy bird

Saturday, January 25, 2020

A little bird was flying south for the Winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there…

Conexus to invest EUR 88 mln in Incukalns underground natural gas storage facility

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Latvia’s natural gas transmission and storage operator Conexus Baltic Grid (Conexus) will invest EUR 88 mln in the upgrade of Incukalns underground natural gas storage facility. The EUR 88 mln investment project will promote improvement of natural gas supply security, increase the capacity of the storage facility and promote integration in international energy market. Preparations for the project were started already in 2019, and the large upgrade works should be…

Events around Estonia from January 24-30

Saturday, January 25, 2020

All across Estonia, from Tallinn to the smallest hamlets in the most remote parts of the country, there is always something going on — from festivals to workshops, exhibit openings to guided tours, and movie screenings to concerts. Here are just a few highlights of cultural events taking place in Estonia this weekend and next week. Friday, January 24 Friday night dance party at Lahe Kohvik Värska Spa, Setomaa Municipality…