Hello, dear readers! I'm Mary, a Chinese architect and artist. I have been working as an architect in China for 20 years, but then we decided to move away from China. And then I found Riga – my happiness!
Hong Ge Zhang (Mary), 27.01.2017, People, Society
Liepaja the third biggest city in Latvia, located in the south-western side of the country, on the Baltic Sea coast. Liepaja is famed for its incomparable sense of culture and Liepaja is home to some of the local entrepreneurs who are spending their time to create an extra value for clients. Let's have a look on some of the most perspective ones.
Dāvis Paipa, 06.10.2016, Society, Economy, Business
An international jury established to evaluate nominees for Baltic Assembly (BA) prizes gathered at the Latvian Parliament, the Saeima, on September 27, voting to award this year’s science prize to Maija Dambrova for her work in the field of energy metabolism and her contributions toward researching the mechanism of effectiveness of the metabolic agent Mildronate. The BA literature prize will go to the Lithuanian poet, writer, literary critic, playwright and translator Sigitas Parulskis for his novel “Darkness and Company” and for two collections of essays, “Wanting Something Tender Before Dying” and “The Fangs of My Conviction.
29.09.2016, Society, Innovation
Latvia has nominated a movie for the best foreign film competition in next year’s American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards ceremony. This is the ninth time that Latvia has submitted a film for consideration, and this time a panel of experts at the Latvian National Film Centre (NFC) announced the selection at a news conference on September 23. This year’s Latvian entry is the feature film “Ausma” (Dawn), which was directed by Laila Pakalniņa.
28.09.2016, Culture, Society
On 24 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting of the Diaspora Working Group, at which an informational report on the activities of the Foreign Ministry in the diaspora sector from 2013 to 2015 was presented to the diaspora organisations and cooperation partners.
25.08.2016, Society, Foreign Affairs
Latvians are proud of their ancient cultural heritage when it comes to gastronomy, often producing and preparing their own food. Rīga and the Gauja region have been named the European Region of Gastronomy 2017 for that reason. It’s interesting to note that the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle, which is very closely linked to an appreciation of that which is natural and naturally produced, has recently been expanding in Rīga, not least because people appreciate sustainable ideas.
Latvian Institute, 11.08.2016, Society, Food