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Saturday, 18.04.2015, 18:10
On April 16th 2015 during the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the State Gymnasium No.2, the winners of the Human Development Award 2015 were announced in Latvia: Jurmala Protection Association, subsidiary of Tautskola 99 Baltie zirgi „Ikskiles Briva Skola”, “Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija” Care Mobile and Andris Ceksters, reported BC executive director at AmCham Latvia Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone.
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The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) in Lithuania has launched a competition for students to complete an internship with NASA Ames Research Centre in the United States and is now accepting applications, informs LETA/ELTA.
In wake of the startling information on violations discovered by Latvian authorities on the practice and conduct of the Lithuanian public catering company Kretingos maistas, Sigulda Regional Council has decided to break its contractual ties with the caterer, reports LETA.
Pildegovics: investing in the education of future leaders is important long-term support for Latvia’s partner countries14.04.2015
On 13 April 2015, at the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), Andrejs Pildegovics, State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, opened the spring session of the Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for the Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
Just recently my colleague Inga Latkovska and me have finished a research “Latvian PR sphere practitioners opinions monitor 2015”, which was held in cooperation with the Latvian Association of PR professionals, cv-online.lv and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia. In the survey of 250 Latvian PR specialists we have been able to make a slice of the sphere and to understand what the main trends are in the industry of public relations in Latvia.
In celebrating the 815th anniversary of the Port of Riga, and emphasising the role of the port in urban development, the Freeport of Riga has announced the annual – fourth – competition of creative work by students “The Port for the City”. Young people are invited to submit their work both in annual sub-topics of the competition such as economics and marketing, transport and logistics, engineering industry, navigation, security and safety, and this year also in the field of history, looking back at the most picturesque milestones in the 815 year history of the port’s development, reports BC the port’s press service.
The European Forecasting Network (EFN) is a research group of European institutions, founded under the auspices of the European Commission, and currently partly financially supported by the European University Institute (EUI, based in Florence, Italy), which is coordinating the report under the responsibility of Prof. Massimiliano Marcellino.
Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK), who is on an official visit, and Latvian Ambassador to the United States Andris Razans, handed over a facsimile of the "Terra Mariana. 1186-1888" album yesterday to U.S. Congress Librarian James Billington.
The Latvian Academy of Sciences has bestowed its Honorary Benefactor honor to Minister of Health Guntis Belevics and Grindex Supervisory Board Chairman Kirovs Lipmans, reports LETA.
"As the digital world increasingly becomes the real world or, more accurately, as the real world becomes digital, it is inevitable that everyone will have to acquire some level of digital literacy," said the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, at a public lecture given in the hall of Tallinn University of Technology on analysing the inevitable and rapidly increasing dependence of our everyday life on the digital world, informed BC presidential press service.
Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis (Greens/Farmers) met representatives of the People's Liberation Army of China to discuss the international and regional security situation, as well as bilateral cooperation matters, including potential cooperation between both countries' researchers.
Use of robotic technologies, microprocessors, 3D printers and nanotechnologies will create tremendous economic value in our future industry and will radically change productivity, distribution of income, our welfare and environment, said Lithuanian Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas on Thursday during a conference at the Integrated Science, Studies and Business Centre (Valley) Santaka in Kaunas city, cites LETA/ELTA.
President Dalia Grybauskaite attended the inauguration ceremony of the new rector of Vilnius University, Prof Dr habil Arturas Zukauskas. The ceremony was held at the Church of Saint Johns, reports LETA/ELTA.
Ruling coalition parties in Latvia agreed yesterday that the work of a commission set up to study documents of the Latvian branch of the KGB (Soviet Union's Committee for State Security) would be supervised by the University of Latvia, reports LETA.
On 30 March 2015, the General Jonas Zematis Military Academy of Lithuania hosted military experts from the Ministry of Defence of China, reports LETA/ELTA.