Posts published in Day: September 27, 2020

Latvia joins viral dance challenge #Jerusalema

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Since February, a dance challenge to a South African song Jerusalema  has gone viral all over the world.  Several hundred Latvians in Dobele have taken up the challenge, Zemgale Regional TV reported September 27. The #JerusalemaDance challenge is a simple yet energetic choreography to a song from South Africa, which was first done by people in Angola, then Portugal, and then went viral, according to  The Guardian. In Latvia, the idea to…

COVID-19 case total increases by 22 in Latvia

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latvia on September 27, the total since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,676 as a result. No new deaths were recorded Sunday, with the fatality toll remaining on 36, but another day with the case total over twenty continues a concerning trend. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,660 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 310,832 tests have been…

Soviet spirit on basketball court: how did the VTB league become a political tool?

Sunday, September 27, 2020

In 2008, Russia founded an international VTB United basketball league that eventually undermined the country’s national tournament. But the league that attracted teams from mainly post-Soviet countries has been on the decline in recent years because of its political side. VTB was more a show than a serious basketball tournament back in 2008. The league took place before Christmas, on December 20-22, and attracted eight teams from Lithuania, Latvia, Poland,…

See birds in action at Raptors Park near Daugavpils

Sunday, September 27, 2020

In Demene, Daugavpils municipality, an unusual private zoo – Raptors Park – has opened its doors for visitors, zoo owner Aleksandrs Kalačovs told Latgale Regional Television September 26. Alongside deer, horses, coatis, tamarin and other animals,  Raptors Park   houses predatory birds and wildcats. Owner Aleksandrs is especially fond of the predatory birds. This is the first season when the park opened its doors to visitors, but it is not business for Aleksandrs and…