Posts published in Day: October 31, 2020

LHV: Reduction in Estonia’s industrial output reflects uncertainty

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The rather broad-based reduction in Estonia’s industrial production in September reflects an overall uncertainty in society, LHV economic analyst Kristo Aab said on Friday. Statistics Estonia announced earlier on Friday that the production of Estonian industrial enterprises in September was smaller by 2 percent than in September 2019. In the three main industrial sectors, the reduction in output was 2 percent in manufacturing, 5 percent in energy production and 8…

COVID-19 case total rises by 215 in Latvia

Saturday, October 31, 2020

On October 31 Latvia confirmed 215 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).  The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 5,894. Two deaths were also confirmed. One of the victims was aged 70 to 75, the other 90 to 95. Of 5,844 tests carried out, 3.7% were positive, down on the 4.8% rate the previous day. A rate of more than 3% is regarded as an indication that…

Latvia to celebrate 50 years of animation films

Saturday, October 31, 2020

  On Tuesday, the cinema “Splendid Palace” will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Latvian-drawn animation, said the Latvian Filmmakers Union October 28. The event on November 3 includes a meeting with the animation masters and an animation film program. 50 years ago, a creator team of two-dimensional animation films was founded under the auspices of Latvian Television.  The first film Lietaina diena (Rainy Day) (director Rose Stiebra, operator Ansis Bērziņš)…

Multifaith panopticon with modern amenities: history of Lukiškės prison in Vilnius

Saturday, October 31, 2020

From a small Catholic monetary with an adjacent Tatar cemetery, the Lukiškės prison complex grew into a behemoth built along British blueprint with the most modern amenities available in 19th century Russian Empire. Lukiškės prison in central Vilnius closed last year, but its history lasted for over a century. Even before the construction of the building complex, the place served as a prison founded in a former Catholic monastery in…

Employers’ confederation gives nod to sick pay from day two

Friday, October 30, 2020

Sick pay from day two of an illness has received the go ahead from an employers’ representative body, and may come into effect before year end. The change is aimed at reflecting coronavirus-era realities. The Confederation of Employers (Tööndjate keskliit) conceded the point Wednesday, which should end a situation where people on sick leave would often have no sick pay for the first three days, paying it for four consecutive…