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HELSINKI DISPATCH: Finland’s Hobbyhorse Girls, Once a Secret Society, Now Prance in Public

For years, a subculture of teenage hobbyhorse enthusiasts flourished under the radar. Now the craze is a national export, and a celebration of girlhood.
Tags: Women and Girls, Dressage (Equestrian Sport, Finland, Organizations, Societies and Clubs


Did Ukraine Just Build a Cruise Missile That Can Stike 1000 Kilometers Away?

As the Ukrainian election heats up in April 2019, the incumbent President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko made a bold claim: Ukraine has made an indigenous cruise missile with a range of 1000 kilometers, capable of carrying a 150-kilogram warhead.The strategic implications of such a weapon might be critical for Ukrainian defense planning. But what is the missile likely based on? How could it be an effective deterrent?Using long-range conventional cruise missiles for deterrence against Russia is not...


Circular economies, from California to Sweden: Neste’s wheeling, rolling, moving, flowing

In California, waste feedstock from the city of Oakland is now being converted to Neste MY Renewable Diesel and fuels the city’s fleet. The city, Neste, fuel distributor Western States Oil and local collectors for used cooking oil joined forces to gather waste cooking oils from restaurants and other businesses in the Oakland metropolitan area and convert it to fuel the city’s fleet. By making waste more valuable and supporting jobs that collect and treat it, this concept helps the local economy...
Tags: Sweden, California, Singapore, US, Top Stories, Finland, Oakland, Scandinavia, Neste, Oslo, Bay Area, Nordics, Digest, Jason Mitchell, Kalmar, Baines


Crosby, Marchand, & MacKinnon Make Halifax, NS Hockey’s Latest Hotbed

With three players finishing among the NHL’s top seven in scoring this season, Greater Halifax, Nova Scotia can boast what no other country, let alone a single city, can match. All three Maritime players had incredibly successful campaigns: Brad Marchand and Sidney Crosby each notched 100 points, and Nathan MacKinnon wasn’t far behind with 99. Related: 3 Keys for Avalanche Playoff Success The remainder of the NHL’s top 10 in scoring looks like a round table from the United Nations: Russ...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Germany, Russia, Sport, United Nations, Finland, Nova Scotia, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Halifax, Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, Ontario, Boston Bruins


HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY SKI RESORT

Choosing the right ski resort for your family holiday can take a bit of planning, particularly if it’s your first time skiing together. Keep these pointers in mind and you’ll have a new family tradition before you know it. Small is beautiful More compact resorts tend to be easier to get around, because everything you need is close by and nobody needs to walk too far. Consider choosing a smaller ski area too, so that learners can build up their confidence on a set of familiar runs and meetin...
Tags: Family, Kids, Families, Holidays, Children, France, Planning, Sport, Austria, Canada, Ski, Skiing, Italy, Finland, Resorts, Lapland


Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?

Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they negotiate the negative impacts of potentially damaging decisions.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Finland


Why is Jackie Robinson selling beer? Why not?

Ian Fraser Kilmister, the heavy metal icon better known as Lemmy, was recently the star of a milk commercial in Finland. Fred Astaire once pitched for Dirt Devil by dancing with a vacuum. Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Louis Armstrong teamed up to sell Diet Coke. For each of them, death was no obstacle to starring in a commercial. So, what’s the problem with Jackie Robinson scoring a run in a Budweiser ad? That’s been a burning question for a couple weeks since a Spike Lee-directed commercial...
Tags: New York, John Lennon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Budweiser, Manhattan, Finland, Mlb, Spike Lee, Yankees, Louis Armstrong, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Bernie Sanders


Amazonian soils mapped using indicator species

Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils. Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant than soil samples in poorly known areas, and researchers from Finland and Brazil have now developed a method that uses both plant and soil data to produce a map of soil properties.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Finland, Amazonia


Fortum invests in Infinited Fiber Company to manufacture cotton-like fibers from cellulosic materials

In Finland, Fortum has complemented its biorefining value chain by investing in the Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company Ltd. (IFC). The company develops and will license technology that is used to manufacture cotton-like fiber for the textile industry from recycled fiber and cellulose. After the investment Fortum has approximately four per cent ownership of the company. One of Fortum’s four strategic priorities is to build options for significant new businesses. Bioeconomy is a natural opti...
Tags: Cotton, Ifc, Finland, Producer News, Fortum, Infinited Fiber Company, Infinited Fiber Company Ltd IFC


9 Reasons for the Blackhawks to be Optimistic Next Season

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway, but the Chicago Blackhawks once again are not in the mix. After winning three Stanley Cups in six years, the Hawks haven’t made the postseason in two years. It’s been disheartening for everyone. After an uneventful offseason last summer and after firing future Hall of Fame coach Joel Quenneville, 33-year-old Jeremy Colliton took the helm in November. Things got even uglier as the new coach tried to implement a new system on the fly. ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Finland, Hockey, NHL, Hall of Fame, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Keith, Edmonton Oilers, Blackhawks, Hawks, Joel Quenneville, Patrick Kane


Center-left party wins Finland parliamentary election

Finland's parliamentary election results show the Social Democratic Party (SDP) winning with 17.7% of the votes, according to CNN's local affiliate Italehti.
Tags: Europe, News, Cnn, Finland, Social Democratic Party SDP


Illegal Firearm Caches Seized in Finland Within Last Six Years

One of our readers from Finland, who preferred to remain anonymous, sent us three translated articles (dated 2013, 2017, and 2018) from Finnish news websites reporting about firearms seizures. These are apparently the reports of largest caches seized in the country within the past six years. Let’s take a quick look at firearms shown in […] Read More … The post Illegal Firearm Caches Seized in Finland Within Last Six Years appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Finland, Seized, Shotguns, Helsinki, Daily News, Pistols, Rifles, KRP, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines


Players to Watch at the World U-18 Championships

The IIHF World Under-18 Championships are right around the corner, with the festivities set to kick off on Thursday, April 19. Along with the pre-season Hlinka Gretzky Tournament, the U-18s provide the biggest platform for draft-eligible prospects to show their skill and compete against the very best their draft year has to offer. Team Finland, the defending champions from 2018, were dealt a big blow when prospective top-five pick Kaapo Kakko announced he would skip the tournament. Team USA,...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Finland, Hockey, NHL, York, Dallas Stars, University Of Michigan, Harley, Team USA, Boston College, Connor McDavid, Mississauga Steelheads, NHL Entry Draft, Ryan McLeod


Finland’s Center Party head to step down after election loss

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s outgoing prime minister says he will step down as head of the Center Party, which had one of its worst performances in decades in Sunday parliamentary election. Juha Sipila tweeted Tuesday “the election result leaves me with no choices,” referring to the centrist party’s meager 13.8% support and loss of 18 […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Finland, Helsinki, Juha Sipila, Center Party


AND IN SPORTS

World Heavy Metal Knitting Championship to launch in Finland (Thanks to Ralph)
Tags: Finland


Hiisi Homes Selects apaleo PMS to power its 11 properties

Finland based serviced apartments, Hiisi Homes, announced today that it has selected and successfully rolled out apaleo as its core PMS. Replacing an old system, the move to apaleo has also allowed Hiisi Homes to connect 3rd party systems as well as custom-developed systems, all within a matter of weeks.
Tags: Travel, Finland, Hiisi Homes


The Rush: Charles Barkley uses public shame to recruit LeBron James

While the world waits to see whether LeBron James will accept Charles Barkley's invitation to join Inside the NBA during the playoffs, The Rush imagines what such an appearance would look like. Plus, the Boston Marathon was so close, the top two contestants sprinted the final block to decide the winner, team Finland won the women's Ice Hockey World Championship over the weekend (and then they didn't) and one of Jussie Smollett's hired attackers won an amateur boxing competiti...
Tags: News, Sports, Boston Marathon, Nba, Finland, Lebron James, Jussie Smollett, Charles Barkley


The Best Places to Go For Travel Adventures

Traveling is everything. Nothing beats the feeling of going away from your day job and experiencing something entirely different. This takes you away from your comfort zone. It also makes you stronger, more emotionally stable, and wiser along the way. Experiencing a new culture through fresh eyes gives you a feeling like a child in wonderland. Many people have a bucket list, and they struggle to keep the promises they made to themselves. Here we’ll explore the best possible places in th...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Eminem, Finland, Nicaragua, Travel Tips, Bucket List, Travel Guides, Turkmenistan, Leon, Travel Adventures, Karakum Desert, Karakum Pit Fire, Karaoke Taxi, Nicaragua volcano surfing, Titanic voyage tour


Linda Henriksson: WAPT Victory

Linda Henriksson is a pro golfer from Finland who has won on the LET Access Series, the feeder tour to the Ladies European Tour. In 2019, Linda is playing mostly in America and she has Symetra Tour status. But the week of April 8-14, 2019, Henriksson was in Louisiana playing the Atchafalaya Basin Championship. That's a tournament on the Women's All Pro Tour (WAPT). And Henriksson emerged [Author: Golf Babes]
Tags: America, Sport, Golf, Finland, Louisiana, Linda, Atchafalaya Basin, Golf Babes, Linda Henriksson, Henriksson


Finland election: Tough coalition talks after split poll

The Social Democrats win a slim victory, but face a difficult task to form a coalition in parliament.
Tags: News, Finland, Social Democrats


IIHF offers explanation for call that cost Finland gold

ESPOO, Finland (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation offered an explanation Monday for the decision to waive off what would have been the gold medal-winning goal by Finland in the host country’s shootout loss to the United States in the women’s world hockey championship game. The IIHF, which had a video judge review every […]
Tags: News, Sports, United States, Finland, IIHF, Espoo Finland, International Ice Hockey Federation


Hughes & Kakko Remain Top Prospects as NHL CSS Releases Rankings

TORONTO — American centre Jack Hughes remained the top North American prospect, while Finnish right-winger Kaapo Kakko maintained the No. 1 spot among international skaters, as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau released its final rankings for the 2019 NHL draft. Hughes, a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program’s under-18 team, was listed ahead of Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram, Saskatoon Blades centre Kirby Dach, U.S. U18 teammate Alex Turcotte and Lethbridge Hurricanes c...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Finland, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Saskatoon, Vancouver Canucks, NHL Central Scouting Bureau, Hughes, Vancouver Giants, Turku, Lethbridge Hurricanes, NHL Entry Draft, Jack Hughes, Prospects


Finland heading for left-right coalition government after narrow SDP poll win

Social Democrats may work with National Coalition, Greens and Swedish People’s party to keep Finns party outFinland is heading towards a broad but potentially fragile left-right coalition government after the Social Democrats came top for the first time in 20 years.The centre-left SDP looks set to keep out the nationalist Finns party, which it beat by just 6,800 votes, and is likely instead to try to form a government with parties of the left and centre-right. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Climate Change, World news, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, SDP, National Coalition Greens, Swedish People 's party


Final Central Scouting Rankings

from Mike G. Moreale of NHL.com, Jack Hughes, a center with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21-22. Central Scouting on Monday revealed its final list of the top North American skaters and goalies, and top International skaters and goalies. Right wing Kaapo Kakko of TPS in Finland is No. 1 in the final list of Intern...
Tags: Sport, Finland, Vancouver, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Mike G Moreale, NHL com Jack Hughes, NHL Draft at Rogers Arena, Kaapo Kakko of TPS


Revisiting David Poile’s Draft – 2001

For the past few weeks, I’ve been diving into David Poile’s draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he’s been the franchise’s only GM, he’s been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I’m working forward to the present, with this installment covering the 2001 Draft. For reference, here are the drafts I’ve covered so far: 1998: Franchise’s Inaugural Draft1999: Erat Leads to Forsberg2000: Scott Hartnell and Nothing Else The 2001 Dr...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sweden, Russia, Milwaukee, Sport, Austria, Canada, Gm, Finland, Belarus, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey


Video- You Make The Call, Women’s IIHF Final

via TSN's YouTube page, Finland thought that they had won the gold medal on Petra Nieminen's overtime-winner, but the celebration in Helsinki was cut short in controversial fashion after the goal was waved off following a lengthy review, which deemed there was goaltender interference on the play. The USA would later go on to win the game in a shootout.     Below, a statement from the IIHF on the call. Continue reading "Video- You Make The Call, Women’s IIHF F...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Finland, Helsinki, TSN, IIHF, Petra Nieminen


Finland's SDP tries to build coalition after narrow election win

First leftist PM in 20 years may find it hard to build consensus amid splits over welfare systemFinland’s Social Democrats will try to form a coalition government after a narrow win in parliamentary elections that saw left-leaning parties make sweeping gains, despite a stronger than expected showing from the far right.The centre-left SDP, led by Antti Rinne, a 56-year-old former trade union leader, will have 40 MPs in a fragmented 200-seat Eduskunta (parliament) after winning 17.7% of the vote f...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Climate Change, World news, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Social Democrats, SDP, Eduskunta, Antti Rinne


Finland’s center-left Social Democrats narrowly top poll

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s center-left Social Democratic Party is facing the tough task of trying to form a government coalition after becoming the Nordic country’s largest party by an extremely narrow margin following Sunday’s highly fragmented parliamentary election. With all votes counted Monday, the party led by Antti Rinne took 17.7% of votes and 40 […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Finland, Helsinki, Social Democratic Party, Social Democrats, Antti Rinne


Center-left party wins Finland parliamentary election

Finland's parliamentary election results show the Social Democratic Party (SDP) winning with 17.7% of the votes, according to CNN's local affiliate Italehti.
Tags: Cnn, Finland, Social Democratic Party SDP


Center-left party wins Finland election

Finland's parliamentary election results show the Social Democratic Party (SDP) winning with 17.7% of the votes, according to CNN's local affiliate Italehti.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Finland, Social Democratic Party SDP