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Today 10:20Alconomics Sends Thirsty Drinkers on Crawl Around the Baltics    ( Bloomberg )
... costs 23.99 euros ($29.40) in Tallinn but 15.69 euros in Riga, and shoppers driving relatively short distances are able to head home with carloads of beer, wine ... As Latvia laps up the new business, Estonia says revenue from alcohol taxes probably fell 34 million euros short of projections last year.
Today 01:20Russian airports report 2017 results    ( www.rusaviainsider.com )
The traffic surge was due to the launch of new routes to Noyabrsk, Salekhard, Naryan-Mar, Novy Urengoy, and Kaliningrad (all of them in Russia), as well as to Riga (Latvia), Pardubice (the Czech Republic), and Bodrum (Turkey). Kazan was closely followed by Rostov-on-Don, which saw its traffic ...
Yesterday 21:50No. 23 USF Was Upended on the Road by the Wichita State Shockers    ( BCSNN - Best College Sports News Network (blog) )
Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) tied for the game high with 16 points and extended her consecutive made free throws streak to 42 with a 4-for-4 performance. Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) posted her second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The senior forward moved up to ...
Yesterday 21:10Two go through for airport station    ( Eurobuild CEE )
LATVIA Two companies are to compete for the opportunity to design Rail Baltica's Airport Riga railway station. After evaluating the applications of five candidates in the first stage of the international tender, two companies have been recognised as eligible for the second stage in terms of professional ...
Yesterday 07:20Google Doodle: the life of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein    ( The Hindu )
Born in 1898 in Riga, the present-day capital of Latvia, Eisenstein studied architecture and engineering and at 20, joined the Red Army to serve the Bolshevik Revolution. He started taking an interest in theatre and in 1920, he moved to Moscow to begin his career in theatre. He then became a film ...
01/20/2018 17:20In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction    ( PortNews IAA )
In 2018, the marketing activities of the Freeport of Riga Authority will be focused both on preserving existing markets and active work in new regions, attracting new cargo and passenger flows to the port, In the marketing area, the Freeport of Riga Authority will continue strategic cooperation with port ...
01/19/2018 14:20Filip Hrgovic vs. Tom Little Added To Usyk-Briedis Card    ( BoxingScene.com )
Croatian heavyweight sensation Filip Hrgovic (2-0, 2 KOs) returns to Riga and to the World Boxing Super Series with an eight-round contest against ... (10-4, 3 KOs) on the undercard of The Ali Trophy semi-final clash between Aleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis on January 27 at the Riga Arena in Latvia.
01/19/2018 12:20Freeport of Riga Authority set to enter new markets in 2018    ( PortNews IAA )
In 2018, the marketing activities of the Freeport of Riga Authority will be focused both on preserving existing markets and active work in new regions, attracting new cargo and ... Iran, like Latvia, is interested in the development of the North-South transport corridor between India and Northern Europe.
01/19/2018 01:20Flags lowered Monday to honor fallen Fort Carson sergeant    ( Colorado Springs Gazette )
He was born in Riga, Latvia, and had deployed once to Iraq and three times to Afghanistan. His awards include three Army Commendation Medals. The order to lower the flags in remembrance came from Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday. "Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags to be lowered ...
01/18/2018 19:20Tugs save damaged tankers in Suez and Greece    ( LNG World Shipping )
... technical fault caused a general cargo ship, loaded with timber, to ground and need salvaging. 1986-built Halland ran aground in the Kalmar Strait off MĂśnsterĂĽs in SmĂĽland on 16 January. It was enroute from Riga, Latvia, to MĂśnsterĂĽs. Swedish Coast Guard were monitoring the 1,899 gt, stricken ship.
01/18/2018 09:15Riga airport serves 12.9% more passengers in 2017    ( The Baltic Course )
Riga International Airport served 6.098 million passengers in 2017, which is a 12.9% growth from 2016, the airport informed LETA. ... Of the total number of passengers, 53.3% were carried by the Latvian national airline airBaltic, 15.7% by the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, and 9.1% by the Hungarian ...
01/17/2018 15:15airBaltic serves over 3.5 million passengers in 2017    ( Travel Daily News International )
It means that more than 90 out of 100 airBaltic flights arrived on time in 2017. airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.
01/17/2018 09:15Freighter aground, Baltic sea Update    ( Maritime Bulletin (press release) )
Update Jan 17: Grounding was caused by technical failure, according to Swedish CG. HALLAND is loaded with 5,000 tons of timber. No reports on damages yet. As of 0330 UTC Jan 17, the ship was still aground. Photo by Swedish CG. Jan 16 (initially for subscribers only): General cargo ship HALLAND ...
01/16/2018 15:15AirBaltic serves over 3.5m passengers in 2017    ( Travel & Tourism News Middle East )
AirBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.
01/15/2018 22:10The perfect spot for a lunar colony? Nasa finds lava tubes near the moon's north pole that could act ...    ( Daily Mail )
... you could have a thousand and then... naturally you could envisage to have family' joining crews there, he told AFP on Friday, September 22. Speaking at this year's European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, Latvia, Professor Foing explained how humanity's moon colonies could quickly expand.
01/15/2018 22:10RETN to acquire OPTRON and expand Riga metro network    ( Capacity Media )
International network service provider RETN has today announced the completion of its acquisition of OPTRON SIA, a fibre-based metro network service provider in Riga, Latvia. The acquisition of OPTRON SIA accelerates the growth strategy of the independent European provider of IP transit and ...
01/14/2018 05:15Top Asian News 12:34 am GMT    ( Yahoo News UK )
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said after meeting in Riga, Latvia's capital, that information technology, transportation and medicine are areas where Japan sees the most trade potential in the Baltic countries. Abe praised the cargo harbor in Riga as "a ...
01/10/2018 17:15Riga port saw number of ship passengers' growth 42.8% in 2017    ( The Baltic Course )
Riga port saw number of ship passengers' growth 42.8% in 2017 ... The port of Riga served 830,380 ship passengers last year, which is a growth by 42.8% compared to 2016, according to information on the port's official website, ... Riga is the largest Latvian port in terms of both freight and passengers.
01/10/2018 15:15Wizzair Announces New Vienna-Kutaisi Route    ( Georgia Today )
In December 2017, Wizzair announced that flights to Riga, Latvia, from Kutaisi International Airport will launch from March 25, 2018. “We're continuing a fruitful partnership with Kutaisi international airport, creating travel possibilities that will best suit the needs of Georgian customers. Apart from the new ...
01/10/2018 05:20The world's most (and least) punctual airlines: Most on-time airlines for 2017    ( Traveller )
Britons can put its reputation for punctuality to the test on flights from Gatwick to Riga, the Latvian capital, and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It's an innovative airline. In 2013 it came up with the novel concept of letting passengers create their own in-flight meal when they book their ticket, while a year later ...

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