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Monday, 07 December 2015 19:53

Company gets recognition

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See #8 in this article:   You might be interested in this link: http://time.com/4115398/best-inventions-2015/?xid=homepage   My son Gajus is the co-founder and CEO of Fluidigm.  
Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:51

A-10 pilot explores roots in Lithuania

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Two A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots with the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., landed at Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia in the beggining of September, marking the first time U.S. fighter aircraft landed in the Baltic states.  One of the Air Force Reserve A-10 pilots making the historic landing was a Lithuanian-American Lt. Col. Michael Leonas. Taking advantage of the opportunity that he is already in the region, Col. Michael Leonas decided to explore his Lithuanian roots and flew to the country.

http://www.musicperformers.lt/Danielius-Sadauskas   Laiduotuves siandien, Antakalnio kapinese in Vilnius. Burial today in Antakalnio Cemetery in Vilnius.   He was a very generous, joyful person who loved his family and his country above all else, and his inimitable voice resonated with emotion. He will be missed.
June 2015 edition Diplomatic Connections Magazine features an article on opening of the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles, California.

Former Weymouth resident Bob Ruplenas writes why he has never been prouder of his Lithuanian heritage than now.

In his post to Wicked Local Cambridge, he writes:

So as the Europeans and the Obama administration dither, little Lithuania is rearing up on its hind legs and speaking truth to power.

Read the whole story here.

Svaja Vansauskas Worthington of Chugiak speaks to Alaskastar.com about her Lithuanian heritage and her job as an Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Alaska. “Lithuania has been a big part of my life always,” Alaskastar.com quotes Worthington saying. “I always have been aware of it. It was my first language. Before I became consul, I taught my children and grandchildren the culture of Lithuania.” Read the whole story here.

The Newnan Times-Herald, locally known as  The Times-Herald, writes about Vaidas and Ruta Krasauskas, natives of Lithuania, who moved to Coweta County in Georgia, when Vaidas became pastor of two local Methodist churches.

According to Wikipedia, Talkeetna Air Taxi (est. 1947), originally called Talkeetna Air Service, is an Alaska-based flight company. It operates wheel-ski equipped bush planes [and helicoptors] and is one of less than a half-dozen air services with a permit to land in Denali National Park. Historically business included supply runs to remote homesteads and prospecting claims—though in the past decade traffic has been primarily tourist and climber related [and cabin runs]. Originally started by the legendary Don Sheldon of Alaska, it was bought by Paul Roderick, a 3rd generation Lithuanian-American. Paul's father's family's patronym was originally Radzevicius. Somehow that became…

Last month, a permit was filed with the Department of Buildings for an 18-story, 30-unit apartment building on the site of the century-old Our Lady of Vilnius Church in New York City. But a close-knit group of Lithuanians and other ex-parishioners won’t give up.

The Central and Eastern European Coalition (CEES) calls its members to support adoption of a resolution by the United States Congress that would provide $100M of military assistance to Ukraine and designate Ukraine as a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA).

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