The Estonian director Kütson is now the new “Generalmusikdirektor” of the “Vereinigten Bühnen” Krefeld and Mönchengladbach.
The Symphony Orchestra of the Humboldt University in Berlin exists since more than 40 years and consists of about 75 musicians, partly students, but also graduates, professors, physicians and university employees.
Kristiina Poska, the young Estonian director is leading the orchestra since 5 years. This Saturday they will perform the Spring Symphony of Robert Schumann and his “Manfred” overture in Ribbeck, Havelland, Germany.
Aino Siebert, the editor of the “Baltischen Rundschau”, received the journalist award „Kleiner Jannsen“ (Väike Jannsen) in Pärnu/Estonia. This award was called to life in 1995 bei the „Pärnu Postimees“. The „Pärnuer Postbote” is the oldest newspaper of Estonia and was founded on 5th June 1857 by Johann Voldemar Jannsen, the father of the Estonian poet Lydia Koidula.
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European ministers have agreed to press ahead with plans to create a single agency to run large IT systems in the areas of security, justice and freedom.
The Council of the European Union has said that its “decisive political agreement” on 9 June will pave the way for of an EU agency to begin running large-scale IT systems in summer 2012. …
The agency will be headquartered in Tallinn, with development and operational management functions carried out in Strasbourg. A back-up site will operate in Sankt Johann im Pongau in Austria.
Full text here: Guardian.co.uk
Hedwig Ingver was born in 16th June 1906 in Estonia. During the war she moved with her husband to Dresden. After he died in combat she went to Frankfurt where she stayed until 4 years ago when she had moved to a nursery in Oldenburg. There she celebrated her 105th anniversary with a few relatives and the mayor who came to congratulate.
Mrs. Ingver still speaks Russian and Estonian perfectly.
According to the revised data of Statistics Estonia, last year 35 people more were born than died.
15,825 people were born and 15,790 people died in 2010. The number of births exceeded the number of deaths last 21 years ago in 1990.
The total population of Estonia was 1,340,194 as of 1 January 2011.
Fits.me aims to increase clothing sales online and reduce returns by showing female shoppers clothing on a mannequin matching her exact dimensions. It does this by using robotic mannequins with artificial muscles that can simulate the shape and size of any body. While a male robot, or Fitbot, has been available for some time, the long-anticipated female version will launch soon at British retailer Hawes & Curtis.
Based in Estonia, Fits.me launched in May 2009 and has raised a total of 2.3 million EUR ($3.32 million) from the Estonian development fund and private investors.
Read more at Venturebeat.com
Estonia’s existing power plants can cover domestic consumption until 2020, four years longer than forecast earlier, the country’s power grid operator Elering AS today said.
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Estonia’s economy will grow almost twice as fast as expected this year at 6.3 percent, making it one of the fastest-growing economies in the crisis-hit euro zone, new central bank forecasts showed on Wednesday.
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