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Rodions Kurucs of Barcelona will play for Latvia in the WC Qualifiers

Barcelona allowed young forward to play for Latvia in World Cup qualifying games, as confirmed by the agent of the player on Twitter. Latvian National Team will face Turkey on November 24 and Sweden on the 26th. Kurucs is averaging 7,7 points and 4 rebounds with Barcelona B in LEB Gold. Great news f

EUROHOOPS.NET - 2017-11-20 11:57:50

Safaris to boxing: How Kristaps Porzingis spent his summer

From safaris to boxing, it was an eclectic summer for Kristaps Porzingis beyond the European Championships. Though LeBron James now knows he can't mess with Enes Kanter and Frank Ntilikina, King James may need to be wary of "The Lion King'' after Porzingis spent his summer increasing his strength, w

NEW YORK POST - 2017-11-19 06:38:55

Marija Sprde has a huge operatic voice for one so young

Marija Sprde is a fresh operatic singer from Latvia. At just 20 years old, Marija has a voice already full of color. She is what is known in the opera world as a coloratura. The female voice tends to fully mature in the late 20s, but if this recording of Faure's "Tantum Ergo" is any indication, she



TRAVERSE CITY -Inara "Muts" Kurt of Traverse City, age 74, passed away suddenly on Tuesday Nov.14, 2017 doing something she loved dearly, working in her garden. Inara was born in Riga, Latvia on Nov. 25, 1942. She and her family immigrated to Grand Haven, Mich., in 1949. Inara received a bachelor's


The Soviet Military Secretly Mapped the Entire World

These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the U.S.S.R. monitored the world. English retiree John Davies has been smitten with maps his whole life. "I was drawing maps of my house as a toddler," he said. Though his career in


Fort Hood's military journalists capture stories of America's brave

FORT HOOD - Military journalists returned to Fort Hood last week after bouncing around Eastern Europe and telling hundreds of stories about American and European soldiers. With deadline pressures and places to go, the III Corps' 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (7th MPAD) were always on the move


AS Ekspress Grupp: Acquisition of a company

On the 16th of November 2017, AS Ekspress Grupp acquired 51% of the company UAB Adnet Media after getting an approval from the Lithuanian Competition Council. As a result, AS Ekspress Grupp owns 100% of the shares of UAB Adnet Media. The 49% of the shares belongs to AS Ekspress Grupp from autumn 201


Sen. Gary Peters working to strengthen Michigan defense industry, military

Democratic Sen. Gary Peters U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, yesterday helped pass major defense legislation with over a dozen provisions he authored supporting Michigan's growing defense industry and


airBaltic made record passengers carrying in October

airBaltic, one of the major airline company in Latvia has recorded as the major number of passengers carrying in the month of October. This Latvian airline company airBaltic has transported a total of 3,007,034 passengers to its network which has spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Mid


Glory to the Kremlin in Baltic Social Media

We looked at the top five social media pages, groups, and channels doing their best to convince the Baltics that Russia is really, really, really great There are numerous Facebook pages, VKontakte (VK) communities, YouTube channels, and Twitter accounts that share messages glorifying the Kremlin and


Peninsula Players Announces 2018 Season!

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce its 83rd season performing June 12 through October 14, 2018. Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula


Local cast to dance to Dickens' holiday classic

You may have noticed a cantankerous old man with a cane skulking around the square recently. Although this description might describe several individuals who live in this community, this particular one is wearing a black top hat. Ebenezer Scrooge, a beloved Dickens character, has come to life and is


Putin Playing a 'Long Game' to Restore Russian Pride, Influence

(www.kremlin.ru) President Donald Trump recently said he believed denials by Russian President Vladimir Putin of any Russian involvement in influencing the 2016 elections. Trump then slammed U.S. intelligence agencies that have concluded otherwise, only to partially walk back those comments. Meanwhi


Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis has fans excited again

The Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis is among the league leaders in points and blocks, and has fans excited about the team's future. (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke) The Big Apple is buzzing about the Knicks again, thanks in no small part to their tallest player. Kristaps Porzingis, the 22-year-old for


Race to Aid Eastern Europe's Forgotten Survivors

In 1941, Iraida Solomonova, an 18-year-old slave laborer in Kuibyshev, U.S.S.R., was arrested by the NKVD, the Soviet secret police. She was tortured and jailed for a year. She then spent 10 years in a Kazakhstan gulag, where she endured hard labor, hunger, insect infestations and malaria before exi


Golub: An irrational fear of European big men

As you all know, the Unicorn has been balling out. His progression from skinny European project caterpillar to Messiah butterfly has shaken New York City (and probably the rest of the world) to its core. KP has got me thinking though: Why are we so scared of drafting European big men? Sure, they get


Magnitsky Act mastermind seeks to stop Cyprus from revealing his offshore assets to Russia

Despite court order to give up weapons, Calif. gunman fired with impunity A group of MEPs have urged Cyprian authorities not to cooperate with Russia on an inquiry against the man behind the Magnitsky Act, William Browder. Now, a Russian lawyer claims that Browder himself arranged this petition to h


Video premiere: Rising multilingual star Darja debuts 'Rise Up'

Darja is a New York-based singer-songwriter hailing from Riga, Latvia. She was raised in Germany and the UK, has lived in five different countries and speaks four languages, and has subsequently used her multicultural background to inform her impact on the international music scene. Splitting time b


Want to spend Christmas somewhere different this year? Here's some inspiration!

1/11 SLIDES Ian Woolcock/123rf If the prospect of spending yet another Christmas at home fills you with dread, then why not plan something a little out of the ordinary this year? Celebrating the festivities further afield could mean going in search of an authentic white Christmas, exploring the bus


Fight! It’s the EU agency free-for-all

Brussels wanted keep the race for Brexit’s biggest spoils from turning into a feeding-frenzy for self-interested member countries. It failed. The race to host the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority has turned — as with so many such high-profile decisions in the EU — into a