Karmen Pedaru has starred an editorial for the latest issue of Vogue Turkey December’13. The shooting has been made by Cuneyt Akeroglu and she was styled by Konca Aykan. The model wears an incredible outfit from Versace, Emilio Pucci, Giambattista Valli among others.
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip believes that there is no reason to be concerned about the exit of multinational corporations from Estonia because Estonia is attracting more foreign investments than losing them.
Ansip said that, among Baltic countries, Estonia was attracting more foreign investments as percentage of GDP than Latvia and Lithuania: while direct foreign investments are about 86% of GDP in Estonia, the percentage in Latvia is a little over 40% and in Lithuania a little less than 40%.
“I don’t think we should be worried about this, we are attracting more foreign investments than what are leaving Estonia,” said Ansip.
The PM was commenting the opinion article of Hans H. Luik, owner of Ekspress Grupp that publishes Eesti Ekspress weekly, who wrote last week that a notable number of foreign multinationals including Schibsted, Dalkia, Finnish company Kirjakauppa and German energy giant E.ON have already left Estonia or are in the processs of doing so. Most recently, Scandinavian construction group Skanska said it was pulling out.
Had Luke Skywalker come crashing down on planet earth instead of Dagobah, he might have found something quite different than an green old jedi dwarf when roaming around looking for Yoda. The Estonian-based Y.O.D.A cases now on Kickstarter were probably what he was least expecting. Not that he would've been horribly disappointed though. With a new handmade touchscreen/laptop case equipped with carbon fiber protection in his hands, he would've made a run through the closest smartphone retailer and fly back into outer space with more swag than any millennial old Jedi gnome could have given him.
As mentioned, the new cases for handsets and laptops are handmade in Estonia and are built from carbon fiber weave and woll felt. A slim felt laptop case clocks in at $199, while a full carbon case rings up at $429 with the Kickstarter discount pricing. They hope to hit a $15,000 goal in 44 more days.
Yodacase believes it won't only protect your device, but you as well. Their flagship product, the Y.O.D.A Carbon, features a specially-made carbon fiber tile to protect your from radiation you probably didn't even know your devices were emitting.
The Tallinn city government approved on Wednesday. Dec. 4 plans that gives owners of the Tallink shipping company rights to build the center in the Lasnamäe city district .
Deputy mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas said the center has 144,000 m2 of commercial space and 22,500 m2 of space for entertainment planned. The center would have six floors and one underground floor, 2,215 parking spaces, a height of 35 meters while amusement park elements would reach the height of 41 meters.
Original plans for the shopping center date back to 2004. Previous plans included the construction of a ski slope and skiing tunnel.
The center was estimated to bring a million tourists a year to Estonia. The project was approved by the city district in 2007 but then the economic recession came and the development was suspended.
London agency Man+Hatchet spent five days holed up in Estonia with 100 nude people to create the compelling stop-motion clip below. The client is Withings, a creator of digital health products like blood pressure monitors and weight scales.
It would be easy for a brand like that to guilt you into seeking bodily perfection, so it's nice to see a spot that instead tells you to first take pride in yourself, and self-improvement will follow.
The four independently driven flippers make for a super agile robot -- one that can swim forward, backwards, up and down and move in all directions. That maneuverability lets it explore the tight spaces of a shipwreck.
“U-CAT is specifically designed to meet the end-user requirements. Conventional underwater robots use propellers for locomotion. Fin propulsors of U-CAT can drive the robot in all directions without disturbing water and beating up silt from the bottom, which would decrease visibility inside the shipwreck”, says Taavi Salumäe, the designer of the U-CAT concept and researcher in Centre for Biorobotics, Tallinn University of Technology.
The U-CAT is part of an EU-funded initiative called Arrows that supports the development of technologies for underwater archaeology. U-CATs, along with other Arrows technologies, will be tested in the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas. Eventually they will work in cooperation with larger underwater robots and together with image recognition technologies for discovery, identification and reconstruction of underwater sites.
According to the Estonian traffic insurance fund ELF, the number of traffic accidents in the roundabout has fallen by 40% since September, after the City installed separations that blocked entry to the roundabout from the Haabersti street.
Since statistics showed that 40% of the accidents took place with cars that were either leaving or entering Haabersti street, it was clear where the main problem was.
According to Erik Ernits, head of ELF, this is a big improvement since compulsory traffic insurance indemnities caused by traffic accidents in the Haabersti roundabout reached 200,000 euros a year, and including casco insurance were probably twice that.
Ernits said that ELF had forecast that the new traffic system should number of reduce traffic accidents by about 20%.”It seems that we were too pessimistic,” he said.
Not only are they blessed with strong winds thanks to their coastal location and relatively flat geography, but all three have a strong urge to end their reliance on oil and gas from Russia, their loathed former ruler.
Other factors that make wind power attractive include Estonia’s desire to limit the use of its indigenous, but heavily polluting, oil shale; Lithuania’s recent rejection of new nuclear facilities in a national referendum; and the 2020 renewables targets set by the EU.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves welcomed the announcement and said having a female minister in the post was important.
President Ilves said: "It isn’t easy to come to the government in the current situation but having known you over 20 years, Urve, I am certain that you will cope well in this job."
The appointment comes after former culture Rein Lang was caught up in a scandal involving the Sirp newspaper. Critics said Lang had interfered with the newspapers administration. Lang has denied the claims but stepped down after he said it would not be impossible to carry on the role following the claims.
Tiidus, 59, A Tartu University graduate, has worked for many years as a news anchor and editor for Estonia's national television ETV and the private Kanal2. In 2005-2011 she was the mayor of Kuressaare, capital of Saaremaa island. She is a Reform Party member since 1998.
Estonian culture minister Rein Lang submitted on Monday resignation to prime minister Andrus Ansip. Lang said in his resignation speech at the parliament that is resigning because it has become impossible for him to participate in the communication sphere of the Estonian society as a minister.
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) was awarded the $13,500 (€10,000) EurAsia Grand Prix in the main international competition of this year’s Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 15-Dec 1) in Tallinn.
Italy’s Oscar entry also received the Best Cinematographer award for Luca Bigazzi’s camerawork which the international jury described as being “musically dynamic”.
The jury, which included The White Ribbon’s DoP Christian Berger, Armenian director Harutan Khacahtryan and German actress Franziska Petri, gave its Best Director award to the Japanese director Koji Fukada for Au revoir l’été for its “sensitively observed scenes”.
The Best Acting awards went to Russian actor Maksim Sukhanov for his performance in Konstantin Lopushansky’s The Role and to Juliette Binoche for her role in Camille Claudel 1915.
According to the Transparency International 2013 corruption perception index, Estonia is in 28th position among 177 states. Last year, Estonia was on the 32nd position among 174 states, Public Broadcasting reports.
Estonia had 68 points this year and 64 points last year. Latvia is in 49th place with 53 points and Lithuania on the 43rd place with 57 points.
Denmark and New Zealand collected the most points, 91 out of 100. Finland and Sweden shared the 3rd place with 89 points. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 offers a warning that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world.
More than two thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt to 100, perceived to be very clean.
“The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 demonstrates that all countries still face the threat of corruption at all levels of government, from the issuing of local permits to the enforcement of laws and regulations,” said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International.
It follows after a scandal concerning Estonian culture newspaper Sirp. Members of the Social Democrat party say Lang allegedly used his political post to directly interfere with administrative decisions in the activities of an independent media publication. Lang has denied the claims.
Lang said in his resignation speech at the parliament that he is not resigning because of what happened in the Sirp newspaper, nor because has made any fundamental mistakes in his job, but because it has become impossible for him to participate in the communication sphere of the Estonian society as a minister, Postimees Online reports.
"As a government member, it is not possible to develop life further if all of your acts are stigmatised or ideas stuck to a pillory," said Lang. "In many states there is discussion today over how to protect people's right to honour and dignity in the digital society that rushes at the speed of light. I think that it is high time for us to start these discussions.
The parties to the transaction don’t reveal the price of the transaction, EVR Cargo board chairman Ahto Altjõe notes in his e-mail to the news programme "Aktuaalne kaamera." Earlier, EVR Cargo intended to buy the locomotives from China, but Ahto Altjõe says that this project has gotten stalled.
The locomotives from Transmashholding will replace in the first half of next year the manoeuvring locomotives of EVR Cargo that have gone through amortisation. The new locomotives have valid European Union safety and handling certificates.
The same type of locomotives are used in Estonia also by the Sillamäe Port.
The office said in a statement that the charges related to 12 domestic league games, three Europa League matches and a fixture in Lithuania.
The 11 men approached footballers in Estonia, Lithuania and Ukraine who were prepared to fix games for money, the statement read.
The accused are alleged to have pocketed €108 000 from the scam.
Last week two men were charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of an investigation into match-fixing in English lower-league soccer. Earlier this year an inquiry by European police forces, Europol and national prosecutors uncovered a global betting scam run from Singapore.
About 680 suspicious matches, including the Champions League and qualifying games for the World Cup and European Championships, were identified in the probe.
As the expensive Ülemiste intersection is now complete, the city has an extra 10 million euros for investments into larger road projects. That budget was only 6.8 million euros this year, not counting the Ülemiste project, but will rise to 16.2 million in 2014.
Tallinn's government came under criticism in the spring for failing to deal with the extent and speed at which roads were damaged by unfavorable weather conditions.
The city's street lighting budget will also receive more juice, with 7.8 million euros earmarked for 2014, 1.1 million more than for the current year.