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Airbaltic and Iceland Air agree to codeshare

The national carriers of Latvia and Iceland announced a codesharing deal on 13 July, offering both airlines to expand into new markets. The airlines will jointly issue and sell tickets through their respective networks.

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Latvian kitchen enterprise becomes major muesli exporter

Eight years ago, Alise Balgalve began making a special kind of muesli in her kitchen from triticale, a wheat and rye hybrid, with fruits, nuts and other goodies thrown in. It was initially meant for her own family. Then she and business partner Krišjānis Brehmanis began driving packets of the serial to Lithuanian supermarkets, and today the company exports to 30 nations around the globe, from Saudi Arabia to New Zealand.

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Digital platform helps teachers mark homework remotely

The recent Covid-19 lockdown presented many challenges to teachers and parents trying to educate pupils. Fortunately, Latvian tech developer Kalvis Pētersons together with partners from Estonia and Iran have developed a tool to help with one aspect of the situation. The Homestudy platform allows teachers to remotely mark students’ handwritten work.

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Latvia to host European beach volleyball championships

The European beach volleyball championships will be held in Jūrmala on 16-20 September of this year. This follows an agreement signed on 7 July between the Latvian Volleyball Federation and the European Volleyball Confederation.

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Latvian artist takes her work to a higher plane

Latvia is in the Guinness Book of Records for having the world’s most northerly vineyard and making the longest ever phone conversation. Artist and mathematician Daina Taimiņa is also on the list, having created the world’s biggest hyperbolic plane. Currently an associate professor at Cornell University in the USA, Taimiņa began crocheting hyperbolic planes as aids to teaching geometry. Her record-breaking handiwork completed in 2013 used seven kilometres of pink yarn.

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Know before travelling to Latvia

Latvia has become one of the safest destinations for the summer of 2020. Combined with lifted restrictions, it is also the destination where travellers can most freely enjoy their vacation. Outdoor activities such as concerts on a lake or in field, drive-in movies, outdoor markets, water sports, and the national pastime of mushroom foraging make the country an attractive destination for those looking to travel during the summer.
20.07.2020, Facts, Society