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Public service announcement

A public service announcement (PSA) is a message in the public interest disseminated without charge, with the objective of raising awareness of, and changing public attitudes and behaviour towards, a social issue.

Taking in to account that MS 16 supports and encourages it’s employees to actively participate in all fields of sportsmanship, we simultaneously announced public service campaigne to raise averseness of risks for athletes. Our research team identified that endurance athletes who exercise for three hours or more have an increased chance of dying from a cardiac arrest.

About 1 in 50,000: if you run marathons or participate in other forms of exercise which last for three hours or more, that’s your approximate risk of suffering an acute heart attack or sudden cardiac death during – or within 24 hours of – your effort. For every 50,000 athletes, one will be stricken during such prolonged activity(1). Running a marathon or cycling intensely for three hours is riskier than taking a commercial airline flight.

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EACVA

European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (EACVA) is the largest business valuation association in Europe with almost 15 years of experience supporting the business valuation profession.

The European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (EACVA) supports the globally recognised Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) certification for valuation professionals.
The single greatest benefit of EACVA membership is our focus at providing the best Association experience possible for our members. This means providing substantive and practical practitioner support for all levels of need.

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New MS 16 Group wide health plan provides employees with funds to compete in sports competitions

The value of sport and physical activity to MS 16 Group extends beyond sport for sport’s sake.
Sport can, and does, make a profound and positive impact on individuals, communities and wider society. Therefore we aim at boosting participation in sport withing MS 16 group and the communities surrounding us.

In this context, we are talking about sport in its widest sense. We see sport as a key part of wider physical activity and will promote and fund activities such as a gentle gym session, informal running groups or led cycle rides through to more structured team activities.

There is a strong body of evidence of the health and physical fitness benefits of sport, for example, the link between physical inactivity and obesity and the role of physical activity in reducing the risk of cardiovascular heart disease. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and increase mental health and well-being. Moving someone from inactivity into just doing something is where the greatest health benefits can be gained.

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New MS 16 headquarter building presented

Inspired by our core values, we were able to design our new headquarters from the ground up, with a focus on creating a great workplace and centre of innovation in support of our number one core value—employees. And because our customers are our partners in innovation, our headquarters will also be home to the new Customer Center, scheduled to open this summer.

Here’s a closer look at our new headquarters:
Built for Collaboration
The building was designed with a primary goal in mind: to encourage collaboration. With space to accommodate 500 employees, we’re able to support our core value of innovation by bringing many of our product and technology employees under one roof.

We’ve created an ideal environment for agile software development, including many open spaces, whole walls of traditional whiteboards, new high-tech tools including digital whiteboards and video walls, and four great rooms, which were made to feel like living rooms where large groups of employees can come together.

Like the rest of the building, the new Center is designed to enable collaboration with our current and prospective customers and includes suites to provide them with an intimate and customized setting for their visits.

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MS 16 expands with Fitness Brand

The value of sport and physical activity to MS 16 Group extends beyond sport for sport’s sake.
Sport can, and does, make a profound and positive impact on individuals, communities and wider society. Therefore we aim at boosting participation in sport withing MS 16 group and the communities surrounding us.

In this context, we are talking about sport in its widest sense. We see sport as a key part of wider physical activity and will promote and fund activities such as a gentle gym session, informal running groups or led cycle rides through to more structured team activities.

There is a strong body of evidence of the health and physical fitness benefits of sport, for example, the link between physical inactivity and obesity and the role of physical activity in reducing the risk of cardiovascular heart disease. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and increase mental health and well-being. Moving someone from inactivity into just doing something is where the greatest health benefits can be gained.

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Supporting young writers – Kate Locmele

On August 24, this year, the Great Guild will host a presentation of the promising collection of poems by Poppy Flower, invited by its Latvian-speaking English translator, cultural events organizer and independent writer Kate Ločmele. Along with the presentation of the poetry collection, guests will be able to participate in a creative painting workshop led by IZO ART lecturers as well as learn how to write in different poetry techniques. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the charity project Dr. Clown.

The book is written in English and is presented in an innovative style with no page numbering or references; is just poetry, poppy-themed illustrations in a mixed order, and extra free pages where the book owner or owner can create their own illustrations, feelings, or write reflections during moments of inspiration and reflection. It serves as a companion for internal dialogue. The lack of numbering allows you to distinguish and read a collection on any page and start with your day, afternoon, or end of the working day. Each poem has its own thoughts and feelings.

“We each read the book on our own, just as the world feels different. I invite you to join me in the solemn opening of the book, to create poppy paintings that I can remember, and hopefully to take a pleasant time traveling through the pages of the poetry book, ”says Kate Lochmele, author of the book.

Thanks to MS16’s financial support, all proceeds from the entrance fee will be donated to the charity project Dr. Clown.

The Dr. Clown has been operating as a public charity since 2012, and its members – 45 professional medical clowns – travel daily to Children’s Clinical University Hospital and other hospitals in Latvia to psychologically assist children by facilitating their daily lives while in hospital.

The book presentation will also announce the book’s marketplaces in both the Latvian and international markets, as well as the name of the Instagram account to follow the news and purchase the book online, provided by social media and influencer marketing agency Honeymoon High

The Poetry Collection Presentation and Creative Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 9 p.m. 2pm to 2pm 16.00 Great Guild, 6 Amatu Street, Riga. Both book lovers and families with children are invited to attend. The entry fee is € 15, but children under 7 are free to enter. Coffee break with snacks will also be provided.

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MS 16 Participates in Laima Randezvous 2019

The International Music Festival “Laima Rendezvous Jurmala” takes place in Dzintari concert hall since 2015. During this time it has got the great recognition in many countries, and took the place as one of the main musical summer events in Latvia.
Bright, exquisite and romantic festival, created by Laima Vaikule, every July gathers biggest pop-stars, as well as legendary world musicians and young top performers. In the stunning atmosphere of the festival, unexpected singer duets and trio are created – these are true musical “rendezvous”.
Every year the festival is watched by more than 100 million viewers around the world: PBK (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), Inter (Ukraine), Kartina TV (Germany), Zhara TV (Azerbaijan), RTVi, OK.ru and other channels.
In 2020 the festival will take place from July 24 to 26, for the sixth time. The anniversary season will be the most ambitious: in four concert days the brightest stars and most brilliant discoveries of previous festivals will perform.
In previous years the participants were Chris Norman, Kristine Opolais, Hibla Gerzmava, Filip Kirkorov, Grigory Leps, Mons Selmerlev, Stas Mikhailov, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Xenia Sidorova, Valery Meladze, Elena Vaenga, Nino Katamadze, Leonid Agutin, Semen Slepakov, Maxim Galkin, Andrei Makarevich, Mario Biondi, Uma2rman, Verka Serduchka, Lolita, Sunsay, Manizh, DAGAMBA, Intars Busulis, Renars Kaupers, Vera Brezhneva, Potap i Nastja, Vremja i Steklo, Nani Bregvadze and others – altogether more than 150 performers.

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MS 16 speaks at M&A conference

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are a great way to grow your business without having to wait years for your marketing and sales strategy to pay off. When you need immediate growth for your business, this can be the best option for you that provides the instant result. The primary goal of a company interested in a merger or acquisition is to secure an opportunity that will either achieve the objective of growth or provide an area of expansion that will add to the product/service line in a market that is currently not served by the company. The motivation behind this pursuit is that the resulting combination of products, key people, and existing pipeline will allow the business to operate in new markets and offer new options to their existing market.

These and other topics MS 16 Group team discussed during the M&A summer conference in July this year.

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Celebrating partnership with IntRiga

On the May 20th, 2019 MS 16 Group celebrated the partnership with IntRiga at the museum of history in Riga. Together we seek to make Riga more attractive and open for talented musicians from regions and abroad. Together we share a vision of Riga becoming a major hub for cultural tourism by investing in infrastructure that creates the opportunity for the talent and makes the cultural event, such as hosted on the 20th of May 2019, more accessible to the general public.