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  • Usyk Confident: Fighting in Briedis Backyard Won't Be a Problem... 27, the 2012 London Olympic gold medalist Ukrainian will step into the squared circle at Arena Riga in the capital of Latvia against fellow unbeaten, WBC champion Mairis Briedis. In the quarter-final of the WBSS, Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) faced Cuban ... — Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:21:40 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Usyk: I'll fight Joshua at some stageOleksandr Usyk says he will move up to heavyweight and take on Anthony Joshua but not until he has proved he is the best cruiserweight in the world. The Ukrainian takes on fellow unbeaten cruiserweight Mairis Briedis in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series, in Riga, Latvia, this Saturday. — Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:00:00 GMT (via Sky Sports)
  • World's top 10 spy and cold war museums... is the laser maze where visitors test their acrobatic skills, as in Oceans Twelve. See Latvia was once a Soviet puppet state that operated under the watchful eye of the KGB, Moscow's secret police, and their HQ in the ... — Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:53:12 GMT (via
  • Usyk-Briedis Promises a High Quality Clash in Riga This WeekendOleksandr Usyk, out of Kiev, Ukraine, and Mairis Briedis, out of Riga, Latvia, meet this Saturday night in the Riga Arena and, barring the unlikeliest of results, someone will leave the squared circle with that first "L" marring a previously perfect record. Usyk has cut a smouldering, steady burn through the cruiserweight division, winning 11 of 13 by knockout, breaking down some serious talent as he went. — Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:29:54 GMT (via The Sweet Science)
  • Otto Wallin Assures That Adrian Granat Showdown Will Happen... division. The former WBC International Cruiserweight champion, Micki Nielsen (24-1, 15 KOs) from Denmark will take on Latvia's Ricards Bolotniks (10-3-1, 4 KOs) in an 8-round contest. Nielsen has been sparring with Mairis Briedis in preparation for ... — Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:36:40 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Latvia-based David Addy visits former club Inter AlliesThe 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup champion met the club's President Rabeh El-Eter where they had a meeting in a relation to the way forward of the team. The left back now plays for Riga FC in Latvia's elite league and has been in the country since December's Christmas break. — Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:46:30 GMT (via
  • Usyk Training Very Hard, Calls Briedis His "Biggest Challenge" YetThe second round of the World Boxing Super Series is about to kick-off the last weekend of January in Riga, Latvia. The first semi-final in the cruiserweight tournament will see a classic battle between two undefeated reigning world titleholders in WBO champ Oleksandr Usyk and WBC titlist Mairis Briedis. — Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:41:00 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Latvia's Reizniece-Ozola on German Government, Banking Union, ECB ElectionsDana Reizniece-Ozola, finance minister of the Republic of Latvia, discusses the German government formation, the banking union, the ECB elections, diversity in Brussels and her outlook for Greece. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open." — Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:21:07 GMT (via Bloomberg)
  • RER electric equipment maker sells its shares in RER-TerminalsRigas Elektromasinbuves Rupnica (RER), which makes electric equipment for trains, has sold its shares in RER-Terminals company, the company said in a statement to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange, cites LETA/BNS.... — Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:17:24 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Google doodle celebrates filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein 120th birthdayGoogle on Monday dedicated its doodle to Soviet film director and film theorist, Sergei Eisenstein, on his 120th birth anniversary. Born this day in 1898 in Riga, Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage in film making -- the technique of editing a fast-paced sequence of short shots to transcend time or suggest thematic juxtapositions. — Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:43 GMT (via
  • Google Doodle Celebrates Sergei Eisensteina s 120th Birthday, Pioneer in the Technique of MontageSergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet Film director and film theorist who was a pioneer in the technique of montage. He was born on January 22, 1898, in Latvia. — Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:04:19 GMT (via
  • Checking in on the Mystics who are playing abroad in the 2017-18 WNBA offseasonOn Friday, we took a quick look at the Mystics' players who are staying in the United States during the winter. Unlike most WNBA teams who have at least half of their roster abroad, only four players on the 2017 Mystics roster are playing elsewhere. — Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:46:07 GMT (via Bullets Forever)
  • Europe Flip Chip Technology Market A- Size, Outlook, Trends, and Forecasts... Flip Chip Technology Market Top Players * Intel Corp. * Semi org. * GS NanoTech * Amkor technology * ALFA - Riga- Latvia Corporation * Micross Components * CSEM Semiconductors * Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. * Fujitsu Corporation * 3M ... — Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT (via
  • Filip Hrgovic vs. Tom Little Added To Usyk-Briedis CardCroatian heavyweight sensation Filip Hrgovic returns to Riga and to the World Boxing Super Series with an eight-round contest against Britain's Tom Little 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. The 2016 Olympic bronze medallist returns to happy hunting ground having started his professional career with the first-round KO of Raphael Zumbano Love at the Riga Arena. — Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:27:42 GMT (via Boxing Scene)
  • Flags lowered Monday to honor Fort Carson Green Beret killed in Afghanistan... Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Golin family. Golin is survived by his parents and daughter. He was born in Riga, Latvia, and had deployed once to Iraq and three times to Afghanistan. His awards include three Army Commendation Medals. "Gov. John ... — Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:36:41 GMT (via The Gazette)
  • Flags lowered Monday to honor fallen Fort Carson sergeant... Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Golin family. Golin is survived by his parents and daughter. He was born in Riga, Latvia, and had deployed once to Iraq and three times to Afghanistan. His awards include three Army Commendation Medals. "Gov. John ... — Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:36:17 GMT (via The Gazette)
  • Liepaja port raises cargo turnover by 16% in 2017The Liepaja port in south-western Latvia reloaded 6.589 million tons of cargo last year, which is a 16% rise from 2016,writes LETA, according to the management of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone .... — Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:25:21 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Grindex expects 2018 turnover to grow at least 10% y-o-yLatvian pharmaceutical company Grindex expects its 2018 turnover to grow at least 10% compared to 2017, the company said in a statement submitted to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange, cites LETA.... — Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:28:35 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • AFI Europe Romania concludes a EUR 22 million Development Loan from...... 1997 it is present in countries such as Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Latvia. AFI Europe owns and manages within its portfolio over 450,000 sqm of commercial spaces consisting of shopping malls and ... — Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:04:30 GMT (via Nine O'Clock)
  • Latvian president supports Georgia's European aspirations, urges continued reformsLatvian President Raimonds Vejonis on Wednesday urged Georgia to continue reforms while reiterating Latvia's support for a further deepening of European Union -Georgia relations. Georgia has made remarkable progress on its reforms, setting an example to other countries aspiring to join the European Union , Vejonis said during his meeting with Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze in Riga, according to the presidential office. — Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:06:18 GMT (via Xinhuanet)

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