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VIDEO: Chuck Norris reacts to Latvian weather forecast

Jul 03, 2014
By Rayyan Sabet-Parry, RIGA

VIDEO: Chuck Norris reacts to Latvian weather forecast
Legendary actor Chuck Norris has got something against Latvian weather, according to a latest video. The strong man is seen watching a Latvian weather forecast before he loses his cool. We can't blame Norris as the weather has been exceptionally bad of late. There's hope, however, after experts said we should expect a warmer weekend with temperatures around 23- 28 degrees. The video has already attracted over 14,000 views on video sharing website YouTube with one user especially thanking the actor "So, clouds are kicked away now, sun is shining, thanks Chuck Norris!," he says Watch the video here:...  Read more...
Do you want to be a journalist?

May 12, 2014

Do you want to be a journalist?
Be a Journalist! Enter The Baltic Times Writer’s Competition: Win one of three brand new tablets! Do you want to be a writer or a journalist? Do you want to be published in an international newspaper? By entering The Baltic Times writer’s competition you can achieve it all. The Baltic Times’ competition is giving young journalists the chance to win one of three tablets, online and print publication and a subscription to The Baltic Times.   Details and prizes Word count: 1,800. Deadline: August 15, 2014. The Topics: "Implication of Ukrainian crisis for the Baltic region.” “Demographic challenges in the Baltic...  Read more...
“To Discuss is Human”

Mar 12, 2014
Linda O’Grady

“To Discuss is Human”
This was the topic for debate at the Riga Regional Finals of the English Speaking Union (ESU) International Public Speaking Competition on Saturday. I had the honour of being one of the judges at the event which took place in the Great Hall of Rigas Valsts 1. Gimnazija on Raina Bulvaris. I had had an email from the organizer - an American Latvian lady - a few weeks previously and had jumped at the chance to take part. I was really interested to see the standard of English of the youth of Latvia. I was also curious to see if I really could be the next Simon Cowell. (Experience now tells me that I couldn't.) The ESU International Public Speaking Competition has been running for ...  Read more...
The Baltic Times is hiring!

Feb 28, 2014
TBT staff, RIGA

The Baltic Times is hiring!
The Baltic Times is seeking an enthusiastic Online Editor to join its editorial team in Riga. We are looking for a well-organized, proactive, and flexible team-player with effective communication skills. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, able to work independently, and demonstrate a willingness to learn on the job. Key responsibilities: produce original, dynamic content for publication online generate images for website/liaise with The Baltic Times' photographers report to editor-in-chief and internal departments maintain and curate website, ensuring content is fact-checked, up-to-date write blog posts and manage social media ...  Read more...
Linda O’Grady: Wading in Wonderland

Feb 11, 2014
By Linda O’Grady

Linda O’Grady: Wading in Wonderland
Last weekend, Feb. 7-9, saw the 16th International Ice Sculpture Festival take place in Jelgava. Gathering 30 sculptors from 8 countries, the festival promised to be one of the highlights of the Latvian calendar. My foreign friends in Riga, who had been there before, assured me that this one would not disappoint. I decided to go on the Saturday, and after the short train ride from Riga to Jelgava, was met by my friend at the station. As he’s a Jelgavian (is that a word?), and had visited the festival many times before, I thought it would be useful to get his local perspective. We arrived at the gate at around 3 p.m., handed over our tickets, and entered Uzvaras (Victory) Par...  Read more...

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