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Kripps wins a World Cup four-man bobsled race in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Kripps of Canada drove to the win in a four-man bobsled race Saturday, as Germany’s Francesco Friedrich missed the podium for the first time all season. Latvia’s Oskars Kibermanis drove to the silver medal, and Russia’s Maxim Andrianov was third. Friedrich finished fourth, though remained comfortably in the World […]
Tags: News, Germany, Russia, Sports, Ap, Canada, Latvia, Lake Placid, Friedrich, Francesco Friedrich, Justin Kripps, Oskars Kibermanis, Kripps, Maxim Andrianov

Tretiakov wins World Cup race, takes over points lead

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia’s Alexander Tretiakov had the fastest time in both heats and won a World Cup men’s skeleton race Saturday. Tretiakov finished in 1 minute, 47.19 seconds. Latvia’s Martins Dukurs was second in 1:47.33 and South Korea’s Yun Sungbin was third in 1:47.44. Tretiakov moved into the World Cup overall points […]
Tags: South Korea, News, Russia, Sports, Ap, Latvia, Lake Placid, Martins Dukurs, Yun Sungbin, Alexander Tretiakov, Tretiakov

Goan Cuisine: What to Eat in Goa, India

Goan cuisine is spicy and flavorful with dishes of everything from meat to pork to seafood. Planning a trip to India? Read this guest post and learn what to eat in Goa.   Oh, Indian food! At first I hated it. Actually – I really hated it! Our first trip to India, and to Asia in fact, was a cycling trip across India. More than 5300 km (3293 mi) in a few months. And at first we really struggled to find something to eat as we weren’t used to Indian food at all. Everything we tasted had a strong fl...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, India, US, Latvia, Goa, Punjab, Lisa, Goa India, Goan, Goa Goa, Agonda, Anjuna, Carmona, Cavelossim

Money Diaries, Couples Edition: A Week In Colorado

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Oh, hey, did you hear we launched a podcast? Check out Money Diaries: The Podcast, and subscribe today so you don't miss any episode!Leading up to Valentine's Day, we're kicking off this week talking about relationships and money. Today, we're excited to sh...
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Germany, Russia, Latvia all medal twice at luge World Cup

OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Germany, Russia and Latvia each earned two medals Saturday on the opening day of a luge World Cup weekend. The German team of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won the doubles race, with fellow Germans Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken taking second. Latvia took the bronze there, with Andris Sics and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Latvia, Oberhof Germany, Germany Russia, Toni Eggert, Sascha Benecken, Tobias Wendl, Tobias Arlt, Germany Russia Latvia, Andris Sics

Latvia seeks international treaty after ill-fated missile pact

Latvia's foreign minister called Tuesday for long-term diplomacy to reach a new international agreement on intermediate-range missiles after the collapse of a landmark treaty between Russia and the United States. The NATO ally has supported the US decision to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, agreeing with Washington that a new Russian missile system violated the 1987 pact, but called for a new accord in its place. "I would advocate -- even if it is going to take a very...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, US, United States, Nato, Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics

The Most On-Time U.S. Airline May Surprise You

Read the full article on at - The Most On-Time U.S. Airline May Surprise You So which airline is the most on-time? The numbers are in, and they’re surprising. The most on-time airline is Copa, based in Panama but with an impressive North American route network. And in second place, there’s Air Baltic, based in Latvia. But what about U.S. airlines? There’s a big surprise here. Spirit came in number one.... The post The Most On-Time U.S. Airline May Surprise You appeared first o...
Tags: Travel, Latvia, Airlines, Panama, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Air Baltic, The Essentials, Time U S Airline

Free download: A 400-page guide to experimental Eastern Europe sounds

If experimental music and Europe make you think only of cities like Paris and London, you’re missing a big part of the story. Now you can grab a huge reference on fringe and weird electronic music from the east – and it’s free. (At least that would please Marx.) Berlin, and Europe in general, have exploded as hubs for experimental sounds. And if you want an answer to why that’s happened lately, look in no small part to the ingenuity, technical and artistic, of central and eastern Europe. These...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, London, Germany, Berlin, Experimental, Research, History, Reading, Prague, Hungary, Paris, Stories, Poland, Romania

Latvia gets 5-party govt nearly 4 months after election

HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia’s parliament has approved the Baltic country’s new five-party, center-right coalition government, nearly four months after a general election, breaking the deadlock on the formation of a Cabinet in the small nation’s highly fragmented political scene. In a 61-39 vote, the 100-seat Saeima legislature gave the green light Wednesday to Prime Minister […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Latvia, Helsinki, Baltic, Saeima

Latvia opens up its KGB files and names 4,000+ "informants," many of whom claim they were framed

When Latvia attained independence in 1991, the retreating KGB left behind two sacks and two briefcases containing indexed records of the secret informants who had been paid to turn in their neighbors for offenses including anti-Kremlin activism and watching pornography. After decades of deliberation, the Latvian Parliament voted to release the contents of the bags, naming 4,141 KGB informants, many of whom are still alive, and vigorously deny any involvement with the KGB; also named in the ...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Spooks, Nato, New York Times, Snitches Get Stitches, Latvia, Catholic, Ussr, Parliament, Kremlin, KGB, Orthodox, Truth and Reconciliation, Andrew Higgins

4,141 Latvians Were Just Outed as K.G.B. Informants

Is the newly released Soviet-era archive a real record of collaboration or a time bomb planted by agents as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991?
Tags: News, Latvia, International Relations, Soviet Union, KGB, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Moscow (Russia, Archives and Records, Riga (Latvia

Dukurs, Flock win World Cup skeleton races and Euro titles

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Martins Dukurs of Latvia was the men’s winner and Janine Flock of Austria was the women’s winner in World Cup skeleton racing on Friday. It was the first win of the season for both. The race also doubled as the European championship, with Dukurs winning that crown for the 10th consecutive […]
Tags: News, Sports, Austria, Innsbruck, Latvia, Martins Dukurs, Dukurs, Austria AP, Janine Flock

Meet Gunars Grundstoks: Startup Digest Curator in Latvia

Hello Gunars! Could you briefly introduce yourself? I’m the CEO and co-founder of IT House. By using technologies like Ruby on Rails, Elixir, and React Native, my team and I have helped crowdfunding projects, fintech projects, news portals, marketplace platforms, community networks, and e-commerce companies create custom sites and apps. I’ve also participated in two accelerator programs, StartupBootcamp and Ignite100. As an original co-founder and board member of TechHub Riga, the first Tec...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, London, Silicon Valley, Latvia, Ruby, Chris, TechHub Riga, Linkedin Twitter, StartupDigest, Startup Digest, Christopher McCann, Baltic Rim

Police seize cocaine worth more than $1 billion in Latvia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Latvia have confiscated two tons of cocaine with a street value of a billion euros ($1.15 billion), the largest seizure ever in the Baltic country. Criminal Police Chief Andrejs Grisins told the Baltic News Agency that the drug, which originated from Ecuador, was hidden in 42 cardboard boxes in […]
Tags: News, World, Nation, Latvia, Ecuador, Copenhagen, Denmark AP, Nation & World, Baltic News Agency, Andrejs Grisins

Germany extends bobsled World Cup winning streak

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Germany is still unbeaten in World Cup bobsled races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race Sunday. Lochner led after the first heat and needed to finish his second heat in less than 48.95 seconds to hold on and beat the sled driven by Latvia’s […]
Tags: News, Germany, Sports, Ap, Latvia, Lochner, KOENIGSSEE Germany, Johannes Lochner

Eggert-Benecken win another World Cup doubles luge race

SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) — Germany’s Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken won in doubles for the fifth time this season Saturday, denying host Latvia what could have been the country’s first World Cup luge gold medal. Eggert and Benecken finished their two runs in 1 minute, 24.119 seconds. Latvia took silver and bronze, with Oskars Gudramovics […]
Tags: News, Germany, Sports, Latvia, Sigulda Latvia, Eggert, Eggert Benecken, Toni Eggert, Sascha Benecken, Benecken, Oskars Gudramovics

Precycle, a zero-waste grocery store, opens in Brooklyn

For many of us, a trip to the grocery store results in a ton of waste, thanks to the mountain of plastic bags and food packaging. But some stores are trying to change that by going zero-waste and selling in bulk. Precycle is a zero-waste grocery store in Brooklyn that has opened for business, and it is avoiding all plastic by having its customers buy food from bulk containers. Katerina Bogatireva, the owner of Precycle, is from Latvia, and she said that in her home country, food waste is not ac...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Brooklyn, United States, Plastic, Packaging, Latvia, Grocery, Zero Waste, This, Waste Disposal, Eat & Drink, Plastic Packaging, Package Free, Precycle

Tuck into these off-grid meditation cabins proposed for rural Latvia

Bee Breeders and Lauku Tea have recently announced winners of their Silent Meditation Forest Cabins competition, an open international contest seeking designs for off-the-grid meditation cabins in rural Latvia. Launched in search of eco-friendly and cost-effective proposals for compact and easily replicable cabins, the competition asked designers to propose a series of all-season cabins that could comfortably house a single person for nearly a week, have enough room for meditation activities an...
Tags: Design, Meditation, Architecture, Gallery, Latvia, Nest, Treehouse, Off-grid, Atrium, Off-grid Cabin, Spruce, Polycarbonate, Design Competition, Charred Timber, Polycarbonate Roof, Eco-friendly Design

Historic Center of Riga

Overview of the Historic Center of Riga From the Historic Center of Riga World Heritage inscription: The Historic Centre of Riga is a living illustration of European history. Through centuries, Riga has been the center of many historic events and a meeting point for European nations, and it has managed to preserve evidence of European … Continue reading "Historic Center of Riga" The post Historic Center of Riga appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Latvia, Riga, World Heritage Sites, Historic Center

Polish Central Bank Chief Is Questioned in Watchdog Scandal

The latest in a string of central bankers from emerging Europe becoming involved in legal probes, Glapinski has rebuffed calls to step down from opposition parties that are demanding a parliamentary investigation into bribery allegations against the former head of the Financial Supervisory Commission. In November, Latvia’s anti-corruption bureau said it was carrying out a criminal probe involving central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics.
Tags: Europe, News, Latvia, Central Bank, Financial Supervisory Commission, Glapinski

Niculescu upsets Ostapenko in 1st round of Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Qualifier Monica Niculescu upset fourth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday. The 99th-ranked Niculescu swept past the 2017 French Open champion in 51 minutes with Ostapenko winning only four points in the first set. “I came here early, and actually I […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Latvia, Shenzhen China, Niculescu, Jelena Ostapenko, Ostapenko, Monica Niculescu

Website With Part of KGB Archive in Latvia Launched

A part of the Latvian archive of the former Soviet secret service KGB was made available to the public at The KGB documents published on the website include alphabetic and statistical card indexes, recruited KGB agents’ dossiers, KGB employees’ phonebooks containing information on KGB employees, as well as materials on the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Latvia. Source & Full Story
Tags: Latvia, Genealogy, KGB, Central Committee, Digitization - Archives, Genealogy News, Genealogyblog

Your questions answered: Sonarworks Reference calibration tools

If getting your headphones and studio monitors calibrated sounds like a good New Years’ Resolution, we’ve got you covered. Some good questions came up in our last story on Sonarworks Reference, the automated calibration tool, so we’ve gotten answers for you. First, if you’re just joining us, Sonarworks Reference is a tool for automatically calibrating your studio listening environment and headphones so that the sound you hear is as uncolored as possible – more consistent with the source materi...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Advice, Tech, Production, Software, How-to, Headphones, Stories, Mixing, Latvia, Philips, Q&a, Music Tech, Vst, Monitors

The 10 Countries Competing at the 2019 WJC

The exhibition games are over and Canada is set to defend its gold medal when the puck drops on Boxing Day for the world junior hockey championship The top 10 junior hockey nations will face off between Dec. 26 and Jan. 5, with Group A playing its games at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena and Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosting Group B matches. Here is a look at the 10 teams: Group A: Canada Best finish: 17-time gold medallists. Last year: Beat Sweden for gold. Player to watch: Forward Alex...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Russia, Toronto, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, United States, Switzerland, Finland, Belarus, Denmark, Ncaa, Latvia, Vancouver, Victoria

Karate start-up league to hold 10 events worldwide next year

The New York-based league will hold its first fight of the year on Jan. 24 in Los Angeles, where Spain's Igor de Castaneda will face the Dominican Republic's Jorge Perez in a battle of two of the upstart league's rising stars. Bouts will follow in Kyoto, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Miami, Paris, Italy and Latvia with the fighters vying for the Golden Belt. "We're excited to expand Karate Combat in its second season with a more defined and expansive structure," sa...
Tags: New York, News, Los Angeles, Spain, Latvia, Dominican Republic, Golden Belt, Jorge Perez, Karate Combat, Igor de Castaneda, Michael DePietro

Moscow might have nukes in Crimea, hacked EU cables warn

Hacked EU cables released this week warn that Russia may already have nuclear weapons in Crimea. The private diplomatic messages describe annexed area of Ukraine as a ‘hot zone,’ and Donald Trump as a ‘bully.’ You can read them here in PDF. “The cables include extensive reports by European diplomats of Russia’s moves to undermine Ukraine, including a warning on Feb. 8 that Crimea, which Moscow annexed four years ago, had been turned into a “hot zone where nuclear warheads might have already b...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, US, Eu, European Union, Ukraine, New York Times, United Nations, Crimea, Moscow, Finland, Nuclear

21st Century Air National Guard

Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice is the Director, Air National Guard (ANG), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 107,600 Air Guard members and civilians in more than 90 wings and 175 geographically separated units across 213 locations throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Rice is a command pilot with more than 4,300 hours in the F-1...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, Congress, California, Washington, Germany, Russia, Defense, US, America, Department Of Defense, Ukraine, People, Canada, Military, United States

Readers, Mothers, and Chauvinists: 3 Facts About Russia

News from Russia tends to focus on internal troubles and geopolitical ambitions. That may leave learners wondering, beyond the obsession with Putin and vodka clichés, what do I really know about contemporary Russia? This post will explore some surprising, inspiring, and, yes, disturbing facts about Russia. High Literacy Rates Image created with Canva According the the CIA World Factbook, over 99 percent of adult Russians were literate in 2015. This source defines the literacy rate (гра́мотно...
Tags: Infographics, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Culture, Linguistics, Latvia, Statistics, Ussr, Eastern Europe, Izvestia, General reference article, CIA World Factbook, interesting facts about Russia, Russia World Atlas, Young First Time Mothers Image

POTD: Latvian Honour Guards with M16A1s

NATO recently shared a short video focused on Latvia’s Honour Guards. The video is part of NATO’s #WeAreNATO campaign that showcases units and roles in NATO member militaries, other recent videos have looked at a US combat photographer and a Portuguese jet pilot. The Latvian Guard of Honour are part of the Latvian Land Forces (Sauszemes […] Read More … The post POTD: Latvian Honour Guards with M16A1s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Nato, Latvia, Photo of the Day, Honor Guard, Honour guard