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Timo Oehlandt Instructor Award!

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Congratulations to Timo Oehlandt who recently passed his Full Instructor Award! Timo and I have trained together many times and you will no doubt recognise him as the uke in many of my videos on YouTube and in the app. To achieve this award Timo has demonstrated a deep understanding of practical karate and kata bunkai.

Timo Oehlandt (Finland)


          

Tour Finlandia - Viaggi di gruppo partenze garantite, guida locale parlante italiano.

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Tour Finlandia - Viaggi di gruppo partenze garantite, guida locale parlante italiano

          

GETTING THE FEELS

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Jeans, Levis. Jacket, mums vintage. Beanie, Samsoe. Shoes, Vamsko. Bag, LV.

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Niin huonoa päivittelyä täällä, TAAS! Noh, kun on paljon tekemistä, niin kuvaaminen ei valitettavasti ole ykkös prioriteetti.. Halu siihen on kova, mutta kirjastosta kotiin päästyä auringonvalo on jo tiessään. Mutta kaksi viikkoa enää kouluhommia, jonka jälkeen jään joululomalle! En malta odottaa, rakastan joulun aikaa niin. Antamisen, laatuajan & rentoutumisen sesonki. Viime viikolla tuli jo fiilikset, kun käytiin keskustassa pyörimässä jouluvalojen keskellä. Ihanaa viikonloppua teille! Vielä hetken jaksaa työn tai koulun parissa, pian päästään rentoutumaan. Matka menee nyt kohti kirjastoa & illalla pääsen näkemään vanhempia, kun isä on Suomessa. <3
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Such bad updates, AGAIN! Well, when you have a lot of school work to do, my main priority is not shooting.. I really want to but it’s hard with the little sunlight we have, or non at all once I get home from the library. But I only have two more weeks of nonstop school stuff & then I’m on Christmas holiday! I can’t wait, I love the festive season so much. All about giving, spending time with your loved ones & just taking a break. Got into a little bit of a festive mood last weekend when we strolled around town & I atleast managed to snap these pics. Have a great weekend guys! Hang in there with school or work, soon it’s time to unwind. Now I’m heading to the library & later I get to see my parents, as my dad is in Finland. <3


          

Differences in the dietary requirement for vitamin D among Caucasian and East African women at Northern latitude

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Differences in the dietary requirement for vitamin D among Caucasian and East African women at Northern latitude

Cashman, K. D., Ritz, C., Adebayo, F. A., Dowling, K. G., Itkonen, S. T., Öhman, T., Skaffari, E., Saarnio, E. M., Kiely, M. & Allardt, C. L., 2019, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 58, 6, p. 2281-2291 11 p.

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Context: Current vitamin D recommendations have been established based on an assumption that there are no differences between Caucasian and other ethnic/racial groups in terms of vitamin D requirements. This assumption, largely made due to the absence of data, is a key knowledge gap identified by a number of authorities.

Objective: To test whether the distribution of dietary requirements for maintaining winter serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations ≥ 30 nmol/L (a priority threshold linked to vitamin D deficiency prevention) differ between Caucasian and Somali women living at northerly latitude.

Methods: We used data from a 5-month, winter-based, vitamin D3 dose-related randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Somali (n 47) and Causcian women (n 69), aged 21–64-year old, living in Southern Finland (60°N), to model the vitamin D intake–serum 25(OH)D dose–response relationship. Regression analyses were used to predict the vitamin D intake required to maintain 97.5% (as well as 50, 90, and 95%) of women in both ethnic groups above serum 25(OH)D thresholds of 30, 40 and 50 nmol/L.

Results: Using a model which adjusted for baseline 25(OH)D, age, and BMI, the estimated vitamin D intake that maintained serum 25(OH)D ≥ 30 nmol/L in 97.5% of Caucasian and Somali women was 8 and 18 µg/day, respectively. Ethnic differences were also evident at 40 and 50 nmol/L serum 25(OH)D thresholds.

Conclusion: The present study adds further evidence that ethnic differences in the dietary requirement for vitamin D do exist and that dose–response vitamin D intervention studies are required in at-risk target populations specified by ethnicity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Nutrition
Volume58
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)2281-2291
Number of pages11
ISSN1436-6207
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

          

European Economics Preview: France Consumer Confidence Data Due

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Consumer confidence from France is due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 1.00 am ET, consumer and manufacturing confidence survey results are due from Finland. At 2.00 am ET, Germany's Destatis is scheduled to issue import prices for October. Import prices are forecast to fall 3.5 percent on year, following a 2.5 percent decrease in September.
          

European Economics Preview: German Consumer Confidence Data Due

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Consumer confidence survey data from Germany is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 1.00 am ET, Statistics Finland releases October unemployment data. The jobless rate had declined to 5.9 percent in September from 6.1 percent in August.
          

Finland agency launches smart device infosec certification program

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The National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI) within Finnish regulatory agency Traficom today kicked off a smart device certification program designed to inform consumers if certain products meet basic information security standards. Devices that meet certification criteria, which are based on consumer Internet of Things standards from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), will receive…

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Kainuu Arctic Lakeland esittäytyy matkamessuilla

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Kaikki Kainuun matkailualueet ovat mukana Kainuu Arctic Lakeland -yhteisosastolla tammikuun matkamessuilla Helsingissä. Tämä on ensimmäinen kerta sitten 1990-luvun, kun kaikki matkailualueet ovat yhdessä liikkeellä. Taustalla on viime vuonna allekirjoitettu Kainuun yhteistyösopimus Visit Finlandin kanssa. Suomen kansainvälisessä matkailumarkkinoinnissa käytetään aluejakoa, jossa Kainuu kuuluu Järv
          

Mikaela Shiffrin enjoys another big win in World Cup slalom

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KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning margins in World Cup slaloms just get more remarkable. One weekend after finishing 1.78 seconds ahead of her opponents in Finland, Shiffrin was a ...
          

Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019

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I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 30 November 2019, there were 2,673 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 7 from last week):

The added or updated collections this week are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added   --

*  Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2729394); 1,794,395 indexed records with 1,794,395 record images, ADDED 28 Nov 2019

*  Italy, Trieste, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1924-1944   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2684447); 38 indexed records with 38 record images, ADDED 30 Nov 2019

*  Montana, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796752); 144,392 indexed records with 144,392 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

*  Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796751); 429,561 indexed records with 429,561 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

*  Australia, Convict Tickets of Leave, 1824-1874  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3499251); Index only, no images, ADDED 26 Nov 2019

*  Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2803937); 295,077 indexed records with 295,077 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

*  California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2786603); 2,083,701 indexed records with 2,083,701 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

--- Collections Updated ---

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 30,445 indexed records with 1,965 record images (was 23,191 records with 1,490 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 1,261,468 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 1,261,434 records with 4,192,353 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477664); 4,035 indexed records with 4,019 record images (was 3,395 records with 3,390 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper's Book (colored), 1852-1942     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479704); 18,181 indexed records with 473 record images (was 12,874 records with 345 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

France, Vienne, Census, 1896    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2858067); Index only (4,915 records), no images (was 4,740 records with 0 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1972        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438751); 9,693 indexed records with 3,762 record images (was 8,024 records with 2,240 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 292,738 indexed records with 48,396 record images (was 291,849 records with 48,371 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 19,776 indexed records with 2,081 record images (was 18,036 records with 1,889 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463469); 154,259 indexed records with 26,814 record images (was 129,358 records with 26,315 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,153,310 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,153,310 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 781,447 indexed records with 53,295 record images (was 682,667 records with 45,624 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491475); 22,286 indexed records with 1,026 record images (was 7,962 records with 375 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3293406); 67,492 indexed records with 4,736 record images (was 54,319 records with 4,115 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 9,377,986 indexed records with 1,398,490 record images (was 9,277,839 records with 1,393,994 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 60,777 indexed records with 62,712 record images (was 60,777 records with 9,903 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2540411); 3,913,885 indexed records with 394,372 record images (was 1,364,635 records with 181,487 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville City Cemetery Records, 1843-1962  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491876); 15,333 indexed records with 488 record images (was 4,394 records with 138 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,625 records), no images (was 875,610,625 records with 0 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 4,945,578 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,945,342 records with 4,581,756 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 3,182 indexed records with 982 record images (was 2,846 records with 850 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288441); 206,461 indexed records with 5,177 record images (was 171,276 records with 4,137 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,048,386 indexed records with 87,632 record images (was 1,048,370 records with 87,631 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

*  Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 22,469 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 20,610 records with 1,038,133 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 110,375 indexed records with 2,520 record images (was 85,850 records with 2,049 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 269,349 indexed records with 126,972 record images (was 265,387 records with 126,031 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1867931); 331,917 indexed records with 395,682 record images (was 325,395 records with 395,682 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 137,590 indexed records with 78,384 record images (was 112,736 records with 67,546 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460906); 1,693 indexed records with 1,179 record images (was 670 records with 669 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704829); 37,242,588 indexed records with 37,242,588 record images (was 37,235,904 records with 37,235,904 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

Hawaii, Grantor and Grantee Index, 1845-1909    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821304); 428,648 indexed records with 21,480 record images (was 198,815 records with 10,526 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 66,004 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 59,409 records with 708,628 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

--- Collections with new images ---

Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460987); 44,835 indexed records with 44,810 record images (was 44,825 records with 44,800 images),  23 Nov 2019

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,924 indexed records with 1,680,470 record images (was 1,681,924 records with 1,680,430 images),  4 Nov 2019

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,043,205 indexed records with 194,249 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 194,010 images),  12 Sep 2019

Utah, Cemetery Abstracts    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2576051); 125,183 indexed records with 4,698 record images (was 125,183 records with 4,695 images),  29 Aug 2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 471,799 indexed records with 471,266 record images (was 471,799 records with 471,267 images),  8 Aug 2019

France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,097,791 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,099,653 images),  28 Mar 2018

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 5,620,882 indexed records with 278,776 record images (was 5,620,882 records with 288,893 images),  8 Nov 2019

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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a program to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!
Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Finland først med certificering af smarte apparaters sikkerhed

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Finland er det første land i Europa, der begynder at certificere smarte enheders sikkerhed - det nye Cybersikkerhedsmærke skal hjælpe forbrugere med at købe sikre produkter.


          

FINLAND WEEK

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Poststrejken i Finland avblåst

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Poststrejken i Finland är avblåst men sympatiåtgärderna kan få en långsiktig negativ inverkan på den finskflaggade handelsflottan, enligt Rederierna i Finland. Parterna i poststrejken i Finland har godkänt Riksförlikningsmannens (motsvarigheten i Finland till Medlingsinstitutet) medlingsförslag. Finlands Sjömans-Union avblåser därmed sin…

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Join the last day of Ajyal Film Festival celebrations this Saturday

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Experience magical performances and compelling feature films on the last day (23 November) of Ajyal Film Festival 2019, the annual cinema event hosted by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) at Katara Cultural Village.

As the festival curtains draws to a close, Ajyal’s Wonder & Under the Moonlight Cine-Concert will offer a unique musical show, presented by the Forum des Images, to delight young and old. A feast for all the senses, a thrilling selection of shorts about tales of the stars, sun and moon will be held at 11.30 AM at Katara Building 16 and is free to the public. Live musicians will accompany: Get the Moon by Jutta Schünemann, Sooner or Later by Jadwiga Kowalska, Lunette by Phoebe Warries, A Little Star by Svetlana Andrianova, and Little Wolf by An Vrombaut.

Ajyal Tunes got off to a rocking start yesterday with electrifying performances from Doha’s underground music scene, featuring talented youth artists Sana Zharandi, Amjad Essam, Savanna Rose, Varun, Omar Abdulaziz, Ayman Shukur, Jerin Jose, Jueun, Mothanna, and Omar Alyafai among others, curated by Qatari artist Dana Almeer. Qatar-based singer/songwriter and rapper Mvrs rounded off the show with a stirring rap performance. An exciting celebration of musical talents from every discipline, Ajyal Tunes is part of the festival’s growing artistic scope – showcasing and celebrating arts and culture from every discipline.

Don’t miss out on the last day of the Ajyal Creativity Hub and its bustling activities at Geekdom, Qatar’s largest pop-culture event presented in partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council, and ARC, Ajyal’s interactive multimedia exhibition featuring artworks by 19 of Qatar’s most promising artists and creative talents. Located in Katara Buildings 18 and 19, all performances and exhibits will remain open to the public until 10 PM.

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The Feel short film programme will explore the power of intuition in shaping our sense of the world with a curated selection of ten short films screening at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City, at 12.30 PM, including Belles étoiles (France/2017) by Naïma Di Piero and Elhadj Sidib; Like an Elephant in a China Shop (France/2017) by Louise Chevrier, Luka Fischer, Rodolphe Groshens, Marie Guillon, Estelle Martinez, Benoit Paillard, Lisa Rasasombat; Hedgehog (France/2018) by Vaibhav Keswani, Jeanne Laureau, Colombine Majou, Morgane Mattard, Kaisa Pirttinen, and Jong-ha Yoon; Maha’mel (Ships) (Qatar/2018) by Dhabya AlMuhannadi; The Stained Club (France/2018) by Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguier; Beit Byoot (Jordan, Qatar/2019) by Mayar Hamdan; The Unlucky Hamster (Qatar, Indonesia/2019) by Abdulaziz Mohammed Khashabi; Child of the Earth (Switzerland, USA/2018) by Claudio Fäh; The Kite (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland/2019) by Martin Smatana; and Nada Bedair’s Paper Kite (Qatar/2019).

The Overcome short film selection, screening at 3 PM at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City, is a testament to the ability of people to overcome obstacles in pursuit of their dreams. The programme includes: Layla (UK/2019) by Celine Cotran; Jolanta Bańkowska’s Story (Poland/2019); Youth (Egypt, USA/2019) by Farida Zahran; Thermostat 6 (France/2018) by Maya Av-ron, Mylène Cominotti, Marion Coudert,  Sixtine Dano; Maradona’s Legs (Germany, Palestine/2019) by Firas Khoury; Esperança (France/2019) by Cécile Rousset, Jeanne Paturle, Benjamin Serero; Fault Line (Iran/2018) by Soheil Amirsharifi; Baptiste Drapeau’s Half and Half (France/2018); The Helmet (Yemen/2019) by Osama Khaled; Memo (France/2017) by Julien Becquer, Éléna Dupressoir, Jules Durand, Viviane Guimarães, Ines Scheiber; Refuge (Qatar/2019) by Maha Essid; and Fragile (Qatar/2019) by Kholood Al-Ali.

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Today is your last opportunity to watch an exciting selection of feature films:

  • For Sama (Syria, UK/2019) by Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts screening at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City at 5.30 PM. Please note that the screening is rated PG-18.
  • Ailo’s Journey (France, Finland/2018) by Guillaume Maidatchevsky will screen at Novo Cinemas, the Pearl, at 5.30 PM.
  • DFI-supported feature Bombay Rose (India, France, UK, Qatar/2019) by Gitanjali Rao screeening at 8.30 PM at Novo Cinemas, the Pearl. Please note that the screening is rated PG-18.
  • DFI-supported film You Will Die at Twenty (Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar/2019) by Amjad Abu Alala will screen at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City at 8.30 PM and is rated PG-15.
  • Honeyland (North Macedonia/2019) by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska will screen at 6 PM at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City.

Tickets for the 7th Ajyal Film Festival are available for purchase at the Ajyal Main Box Office located in Katara Building 10; at the Ajyal Box Office at VOX Cinemas Doha Festival City for screenings taking place at VOX Cinemas; and from the Novo Cinemas Box Office for screenings at Novo Cinemas, the Pearl. For ticket purchase and up-to-date information on the Ajyal Film Festival, please visit: https://www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/ticketinformation https://www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/films

2019 Ajyal Film Festival’s Official Partners include: Katara Cultural Village – Cultural Partner; Qatar National Tourism Council – Principal Partner; Novo Cinemas, Ooredoo – Strategic Partner, St. Regis Doha - Signature Partner.

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The Church in Finland Led the Way

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by Hannele Ottschofski  |  1 December 2019  |   I remember well how, in the winter of 1957, a major evangelistic campaign was held in the capital of Finland, Helsinki, in the newly completed church building in Castreninkatu. The big hall held about 400 people, and it was so crowded that many still had to stand. […]
          

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Trouble at the Top Joint Statement by the Nordic chapters of Transparency International at the 26th Annual Membership Meeting of the TI movement Berlin, 17 November 2019   The Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—have traditionally enjoyed a low corruption perception. All but Greenland, which is not yet ranked, have consistently scored high […]
          

Tre trøndere til finalene

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Både Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Emil Iversen og Ane Appelkvist Stenseth er klare for finalene i sprint i verdenscupen i Ruka i Finland.
          

Klæbo vant prologen i Finland

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Johannes Høsflot Klæbo vant prologen i verdenscupåpningen i sprint i finske Ruka i formiddag foran Erik Valnes. Også Emil Iversen gikk videre fra prologen. I kvinneklassen ble Ane Stenseth fra Grong beste norske kvinne på femteplass. Sprintrennet fortsetter utover dagen.
          

Abraham Foss forlater Telia, Stein-Erik Vellan tar over

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Stein-Erik Vellan, nåværende administrerende direktør for Telia Finland, vil erstatte Foss og begynner i jobben 4. desember i år.


          

Budget 2020: Paris épinglé par la Commission

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Même si tous les Etats membres de la zone euro sont désormais sous le plafond des 3% du PIB de déficit public, la Commission européenne a estimé, mercredi 20 novembre, que huit pays, dont la France, ne font pas les efforts nécessaires pour réduire à un rythme suffisant leurs dépenses publiques, alors même que la crise économique est derrière eux. A ce stade, il ne s’agit pas de les sanctionner, mais seulement de les avertir que leur projet de budget 2020 présente des risques élevés de violer les règles du Pacte de stabilité.

C’est en 2013 que la zone euro a durci son règlement intérieur pour instaurer un contrôle ex ante par la Commission des projets de budgets nationaux : à défaut d’un budget commun, il s’agissait de rassurer les marchés (et l’Allemagne) sur la détermination commune des Dix-Neuf de mieux gérer leurs finances publiques afin de prévenir une nouvelle crise de la dette. Plutôt mal accepté au départ par les administrations nationales, alors même que la réforme a été adoptée à l’unanimité des Etats, le dialogue se déroule désormais sans drame : «Globalement, cette procédure, dont c’est la sixième édition, a permis d’améliorer la situation des pays, onze d’entre eux respectant désormais toutes les règles», se félicite-t-on dans l’entourage de Pierre Moscovici, le commissaire chargé des questions économiques et monétaires.

«Rendez-vous est pris en mai 2020»

La seule anicroche sérieuse a eu lieu en 2018 avec l’Italie, engluée dans une croissance zéro, lorsque la coalition entre le Mouvement Cinq Etoiles et la Ligue a voulu s’éloigner des engagements pris par la majorité précédente en matière de réduction du déficit structurel (c’est-à-dire corrigé des variations de la conjoncture). Finalement, un accord avait été trouvé, Rome acceptant de réduire son dérapage budgétaire de 10 milliards d’euros.

Pour parvenir à l’équilibre budgétaire et ainsi réduire la dette, le Pacte de stabilité a prévu que les Etats devraient diminuer chaque année leur déficit structurel de 0,6% de leur PIB, l’effort pouvant être limité à 0,35% durant deux ans. Or la France, l’Italie, la Slovénie, la Slovaquie, la Finlande, l’Espagne, le Portugal et la Belgique sont en deçà de cet effort minimal. Ainsi, l’Hexagone n’a réduit son déficit structurel que de 0,1% en 2019 et 2020, ce qui est inférieur à ce que prévoit le Pacte. D’ailleurs, sa dette augmente (98,9% du PIB en 2020 et 99,2 % en 2021), un «dérapage inquiétant, bien plus que celui du rythme de l’ajustement structurel», admet-on à Paris. D’autant que, dans le même temps, l’endettement de la zone euro a diminué de 10 points en cinq ans pour s’établir à 85 % (avec un déficit moyen de 0,5%). L’Italie, elle, «déconsolide», puisque son déficit va passer de 2,3% en 2020 à 2,7% en 2021. «A ce stade, ce n’est pas grave, mais rendez-vous est pris en mai 2020 et des sanctions ne sont alors pas à exclure»,prévient-on à la Commission.

Un tabou européen

Reste que le vrai problème de la zone euro est ailleurs : certains pays, dont l’Allemagne et les Pays-Bas, dégagent un excédent commercial extrêmement élevé grâce à la sous-évaluation de la monnaie unique, qui ne bénéficie pas au reste de la zone euro. «Leurs monstrueux surplus de capitaux financent l’économie américaine et chinoise, ce qui déséquilibre gravement les pays du Sud», qui doivent comprimer leur demande intérieure pour faire disparaître leur déficit extérieur, souligne-t-on à Paris. Même si Pierre Moscovici s’est félicité que ces pays commencent à mettre en œuvre «une politique budgétaire plus expansive», cela reste largement insuffisant. La Commission présidée par l’Allemande Ursula von der Leyen, qui prendra ses fonctions le 1er décembre, osera-t-elle s’attaquer à ce qui est devenu un tabou européen ? Car l’avenir de l’euro se joue à Berlin, bien plus qu’à Paris ou Rome.


          

Fennia for America

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Image features a six-sided bottle-form vase with a bulbous bottom, ascending into a narrow neck, and a rounded arrow like top. The white body is decorated with a symmetrical pattern of diamonds in black, yellow, and mint green. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.The remarkably graphic, geometric pattern of bright yellow and sea-green crystalline forms that map the surface of this elongated, arrow-like vase appear definitively modern. The origin of this decoration, though, is decidedly not. This vase was made by Arabia, the principal industrial pottery in Finland during the opening decade and a half of the twentieth...
          

Europei 2020, l'Italia nel girone con Galles, Svizzera e Turchia. Mancini: "Non ci sentiamo favoriti"

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Il sorteggio dei gironi delle fasi finali degli Europei 2020 sorride all’Italia di Roberto Mancini. Gli Azzurri scenderanno in campo all’Olimpico di Roma contro la Turchia per poi sfidare anche la Svizzera e il Galles. “Le squadre sono tutte competitive. siamo comunque alla fase finale. Certo poteva capitare anche la Francia, ma il nostro è un gruppo equilibrato. Noi stiamo facendo le cose per bene ma c’è da lavorare tanto e migliorare molto da qui all’inizio del torneo, ha detto il ct. Quanto alle previsioni non si sbilancia: “Siamo favoriti? Le partite sono da giocare, e le squadre che affrontiamo sono tutte competitive. Ci aiuta il fatto di giocare in Italia”.

 Le 12 città che ospiteranno la manifestazione sono: Copenaghen, Bucarest, Amsterdam, Dublino, Bilbao, Budapest, Glasgow, Baku, Roma, Monaco di Baviera, San Pietroburgo e Londra. La competizione si concluderà allo stadio Wembley di Londra con le 2 semifinali (in programma 7-8 luglio) e la finalissima il 12 luglio.

Ecco l’elenco completo dei gironi:

- Gruppo A (città ospitanti, Roma e Baku): Italia, Svizzera, Turchia, Galles;


- Gruppo B (San Pietroburgo e Copenaghen), Belgio, Russia, Danimarca, Finlandia;


- Gruppo C (Amsterdam e Bucarest): Ucraina, Olanda, Austria e la vincente degli spareggi del percorso ‘A’ (solo se Romania) o ‘D’ (Georgia, Macedonia del Nord, Kosovo, Bielorussia);

- Gruppo D (Londra e Glasgow): Inghilterra, Croazia, Repubblica Ceca e una proveniente dagli spareggi di marzo (Scozia, Norvegia, Serbia, Israele);


- Gruppo E (Bilbao e Dublino): Spagna, Polonia, Svezia, e una proveniente dagli spareggi di marzo (Bosnia, Slovacchia, Irlanda, Irlanda del Nord);


- Gruppo F (Monaco e Budapest): Germania, Francia, Portogallo e la vincente degli spareggi del percorso ‘A’ (Islanda, Bulgaria, Ungheria) o ‘D’ (Georgia, Macedonia del Nord, Kosovo, Bielorussia).


          

La “Jihad dei coltelli” che allarma l’Europa

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Prima Londra, poi l’Aja. È la “Jihad dei coltelli” che allarma l’Europa. Una “Jihad” condotta da “lupi solitari” senza supporto operativo, almeno così sembra, da parte delle centinaia di “cellule dormienti” messe in piedi dall’Isis e da al-Qaeda nel Vecchio Continente. Non hanno l’addestramento dei foreign fighters, formatisi nei campi di battaglia di Siria e Iraq, non hanno i mezzi o le capacità per costruire un ordigno da uomo-bomba,.  ma non per questo sono meno pericolosi. Perché i lupi della “Jihad dei coltelli” sono più imprevedibili, meno tracciabili da parte dei servizi d’intelligence, anche se qualcuno di loro era già stato individuato e arrestato in passato. È il caso di Usman Khan, l’attentatore ventottenne, che ieri sul London Bridge ha accoltellato i passanti, uccidendone due e ferendone altri tre, prima di essere a sua volta ucciso dalla polizia. Khan era stato rilasciato in libertà vigilata l’anno scorso, dopo aver scontato sei anni per reati di terrorismo. Khan era stato condannato nel 2012 e rilasciato a dicembre 2018 “su licenza”, il che significa che avrebbe dovuto soddisfare determinate condizioni o sarebbe tornato in carcere. Diversi media britannici hanno riferito che indossava un braccialetto elettronico alla caviglia.

Prima dell’attacco Khan stava partecipando a un evento a Londra ospitato da Learning Together, un’organizzazione con sede a Cambridge che lavora nell’istruzione dei carcerati. L’antiterrorismo britannica afferma che la polizia non sta attivamente cercando altri sospetti. Trascorrono poche ore, è il terrore ghermisce l’Aja, dove tre minorenni sono stati feriti a coltellate in una via dello shopping della città olandese. La polizia ha reso noto che un sospetto è in fuga. L’uomo, di carnagione scura e di circa 45-50 anni, indossa una maglia nera, sciarpa e pantaloni da jogging grigi.  Un attacco che ha fatto ripiombare l’Aja nella paura, riportando alla mente l’attentato del maggio del 2018, quando al grido di “Allah Akbar” un uomo ha accoltellato tre passanti. In quell’occasione si parlò di uno squilibrato.

 

I lupi della “Jihad dei coltelli” sono solo una parte dell’allarme rosso scattato in Europa subito dopo l’uccisione del “califfo” dell’Isis, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. I suoi seguaci hanno voglia di vendicarne la morte. Gli ideologi del Califfato li hanno esortati a usare metodi inusuali per ammazzare. Persino una pietra, un coltello da cucina, un’ascia, la vettura sono sufficienti, hanno ribadito con gli appelli sul web. La creatività del terrorista fai-da-te. Ma la preoccupazione più forte riguarda i foreign fighters di ritorno. In Europa, il Paese che ha più foreign fighters in rapporto alla popolazione è il Belgio, con 440 combattenti su 11.4 milioni di abitanti. Segue la Francia, con 1.200 combattenti espatriati. La Gran Bretagna si attesta ufficialmente a quota 600, anche se MI6, l’intelligence esterno britannico sostiene che il numero potrebbe essere molto più elevato e arrivare fino alle 2.000 unità. Dall’Irlanda sono partiti in 30. La Germani ne annovera  tra i 500 e i 600 e di questi molti ricoprono il ruolo di comandanti all’interno della gerarchia jihadista. In Svezia fonti d’intelligence ne indicano tra i 250 e i 300. In Olanda se ne calcolano tra i 200 e i 250, in Danimarca 100-150, in Norvegia 60 e in Finlandia tra i 50 e i 70. E ancora. Da un recente rapporto Onu, sempre per restare all’Europa, si indica tra i 50 e 100 jihadisti provenienti dalla Spagna, dall’Italia 80. I foreign fighters provengono anche dall’Austria (150 e si ritiene che circa 60 abbiano già fatto ritorno nel Paese), dalla Svizzera (40) e dall’Albania (90, dalla Serbia (70)). A questi vanno aggiunti circa 340 combattenti provenienti dalla Bosnia Erzegovina e 150 dal Kosovo. I macedoni sono 12.  Non si tratta solo di “lupi solitari” reclutati attraverso i social, indottrinati e preparati all’azione sulle “moschee” e campi di addestramento “mediatici” (sono oltre 1700 i siti che fanno riferimento alla galassia dell’Islam radicale). L’Isis ha cellule terroristiche clandestine in Gran Bretagna e Germania, analoghe ai gruppi che hanno condotto gli attentati di Parigi e Bruxelles. A lanciare l’allarme, è stato il direttore della National Intelligence americana, James R. Clapper. Alla domanda se l’Isis sia impegnato in attività clandestine in quei Paesi, Clapper ha risposto affermativamente, sottolineando come questo sia oggetto di preoccupazione “per noi e per i nostri alleati europei”. Stando ad un rapporto di Europol, intitolato ‘Cambiamenti nel Modus Operandi dell’Isis rivisitato’, “squadre assemblate in Siria” sarebbero state inviate in Europa via Ucraina e Paesi Baltici, dove avrebbero già acquistato armi sul mercato nero. Ma anche la Libia è considerata uno dei trampolini di lancio, forse per compiere azioni parallele in Nord Africa. Squadre composte da “diverse decine di persone e dirette dall’Isis” potrebbero già essere presenti in Europa per commettere attacchi terroristici”. Dodicimila foreign fighters che tornano in libertà, non più “custoditi” dalle milizie curde impegnate nel respingere l’invasione turca, per scatenare una nuova, sanguinosa Jihad globale.

Dodicimila combattenti di Daesh (Isis) a cui si aggiungono i 70mila loro famigliari prigionieri dei curdi nel nord della Siria, tra i quali vi sono molti adolescenti indottrinati alla causa del Califfato e della Jihad e potenzialmente addestrati a compiere attacchi e attentati suicidi. Una potente arma di ricatto all’Europa in mano al i presidente turco Recep Tayyp Erdogan. Il “Sultano di Ankara”, ha mandato avanti il suo ministro degli Interni, il falco Suleiman Soylu, a minacciare di nuovo l’Europa: “Rimanderemo i membri dell’Isis nei loro Paesi, anche se gli è stata revocata la cittadinanza”. Si parlerebbe, secondo Ankara di circa 1.200 foreign fighters dello Stato Islamico detenuti nelle prigioni turche, di cui 287 (45 turchi e 242 di 19 diverse nazionalità) catturati durante l’operazione “Fonte di pace” con cui la Turchia ha invaso il nord est della Siria il 9 ottobre scorso. Dopo la sconfitta militare imposta all’Isis in Siria e Iraq, l’allerta è soprattutto in relazione al concreto rischio del cosiddetto “effetto blowback”, vale a dire alla possibilità che, una volta rientrati nei Paesi d’origine, i foreign fighters decidano di passare all’azione.

 

Nel rapporto dell’Europol di fine giugno si evidenziava proprio come i foreign fighters stiano tornando in massa in Europa. Il Regno Unito è in testa ai Paesi europei con la più alta percentuale di combattenti di ritorno con il 45% di sospetti jihadisti rientrati da Siria e Iraq. A seguire c’è la Germania, mentre l’Italia ha visto finora un ritorno di jihadisti “approssimativamente tra il 20 ed il 30%”, si legge nel rapporto. Secondo l’Europol, i foreign fighter di ritorno continuano ad utilizzare sia le rotte balcaniche che quelle mediterranee per tornare in Europa. Lupi solitari più foreign fighter di ritorno. Una miscela esplosiva per l’Isis 2.0. I comandi militari del Daesh hanno rivisto i propri piani, cambiando strategia e puntando ad una Jihad globale che abbia l’Occidente, e in esso in particolare l’Europa come teatro di battaglia. Ecco allora l’attivazione di cellule “dormienti”, l’indicazione ai “mujahiddin” con passaporto europeo di rientrare a casa per seminare morte e terrore nel Vecchio continente. Martin Chulov, giornalista del Guardian, esperto di terrorismo jihadista, aveva rivelato che prima degli attentati di Parigi i leader dello Stato islamico si erano riuniti vicino a Raqqa, a quei tempi la “capitale” del Califfato in Siria, e in quell’occasione avevano deciso di mettere in piedi una nuova strategia che prevede grandi attentati nelle capitali europee. Guy van Vlierden è un reporter belga specializzato nel seguire i foreign fighters partiti da Francia e Belgio per la Siria e poi tornati. “E’ perfettamente possibile – annota - che esista un grande network e che ci siano decine di attentatori, perché sappiamo che hanno gestito un viavai di volontari a Leros e nei centri per rifugiati in tutta Europa – in Germania, in Austria e forse anche in Ungheria”. I servizi segreti tedeschi valutano che in Germania vi siano circa 600 veterani della guerra in Siria, cioè addestrati ad azioni di guerra e terrorismo, e ben 43 mila estremisti salafiti ideologizzati ma non addestrati militarmente. Numeri che potrebbero moltiplicarsi se i 12mila foreign fighters torneranno liberi. Liberi di colpire. Anche da noi.


          

80 lat temu Sowieci zaatakowali Finlandię. Zobacz dramatyczne, odtajnione zdjęcia z wojny zimowej

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OCEŃ TEN WPIS ! DZIĘKUJĘ ZA OCENĘ30 listopada 1939 roku ZSRS napadł na neutralną Finlandię, która na mocy paktu Hitler-Stalin miała znaleźć się w sowieckiej strefie wpływów, ale w przeciwieństwie do krajów… Czytaj dalej
          

Farmor’s Pepperkaker

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Farmor doesn’t use recipes so it is mighty hard to get any kind of standard from her. For her pepperkaker recipe, she gave me a little sheet of paper with primitive-Norwegian writing (Farmor is actually from the Swedish part of Finland) with a simple method: It reads: syrup, butter, sugar and...

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SANTA’S LAPLAND: Festive trips to Finland promise Christmas magic and snowy sparkle

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FAMILIES if you are yearning for a festive escape and some proper snow time, it is not too late to share some Christmassy sparkle in the place that knows Santa best - Lapland. 
          

Once again, Shiffrin shines at Killington

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KILLINGTON, Vt. — Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning margins in World Cup slaloms just get more remarkable.One weekend after finishing 1.78 seconds ahead of her opponents in Finland, Shiffrin was a massive 2.29 seconds clear of her biggest rival, Petra Vlhova, in the United States on Sunday.Shiffrin’s success for a fourth straight year at Killington was the 62nd World Cup win of her career, which tied her for second on the all-time women’s list.The 24- [...]
          

Gus Poyet, Finland's history-makers and Jose's return

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Gus Poyet discusses Jose Mourinho's appointment as coach of Tottenham Hotspur. And Mani Djazmi reports from Helsinki as Finland's national team qualifies for Euro 2020. (Photo: New Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho, during a training session at Tottenham's Training Centre. Credit: Getty Images)
          

福岡で日本・フィンランド外交樹立100周年記念イベント ロウリュ体験も

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イベント「feel Finland!~100years of friendship~」が11月23日、福岡市美術館(福岡市中央区大濠公園1)アプローチ広場・ミュージアムホールで開催される。 #天神経済新聞
          

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Thank you my friends! Our day is about 5 hours at the winter solstice.
          

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It is really great that that little village Hetta gives us an opportunity to see the Polar Night videos. You are right, we live as North as Anchorage in Alaska. Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend.
          

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567900-2019: Finlande-Tampere: Caisses à claire-voie

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567722-2019: Finlande-Nivala: Électricité

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567668-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Équipement de commande et de contrôle du trafic ferroviaire

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566349-2019: Finlande-Vaasa: Matériaux et structures de construction; produits auxiliaires pour la construction (à l'exception des appareils électriques)

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566345-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Produits chimiques

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565903-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Antinéoplasiques et immunomodulateurs

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565901-2019: Finlande-Kuopio: Linge d'hôpital

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565899-2019: Finlande-Kuopio: Fruits, légumes et produits connexes

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565857-2019: Finlande-Liminka: Électricité

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565719-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Panneaux solaires

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Post NordVPN Data Exposure: Using Domain Threat Intelligence to Prevent MitM Attacks

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NordVPN admitted last month that its data center located in Finland was hacked on March 5, 2018. While the virtual private network (VPN) service provider claimed it learned of the incident as early as April 13, 2019, it only confirmed the compromise last month after reports that its expired Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate and its private key were leaked. The extent of the intrusion is detailed in this dumped Pastebin log. As shown, the hacker obtained full remote administrative access to NordVPN's node containers. Here are the implications of the breach:

  • With the private key, an attacker could create his own server in NordVPN's network, and launch man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.
  • Since the hacker had root access, he could have maliciously intercepted and modified user traffic.
  • The provider did not enable reneg-sec, so even though it uses encryption, one-hour-old traffic at the time of the hack could easily have been decrypted.

NordVPN released an official statement in response to the uproar and claimed that no user credentials and activity logs were stolen. It also stated that there were no signs that the hacker monitored user traffic. However, it did admit that the TLS keys can be used to launch a targeted and sophisticated MitM attack on a user in some circumstances.

It's also important to note that TorGuard recently suffered a similar data breach incident, bringing to light the possibility that other VPN providers could be vulnerable.

Our Investigative Tool: Threat Intelligence Platform

When a service that promises to protect user data and identity gets hacked, the incident highlights the increasing boldness and sophistication of attackers. With the possibility of MitM attacks as a result of TLS certificate and private key exposure, what can help stop adversaries from launching attacks on any VPN service providers' clients?

Domain threat intelligence is a possible line of defense to consider. Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), for instance, can assess the integrity of a domain before it is allowed to connect to a computer or server that houses confidential data.

NordVPN could, for instance, run its domain through TIP to identify vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and open ports that attackers can exploit.

The results showed that its site has redirects. To ensure its domain's integrity, it needs to check that these redirects do not lead to malicious sites or hosts. Attackers are known for using redirects to obtain data they are not authorized to view to their own servers or sites.

The domain analysis also gave out several Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) warnings that may be worth looking into. NordVPN can, for instance, consider setting its HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP) headers to protect against impersonation by attackers using wrongly issued or fraudulent certificates. It can also set its TLSA parameters to bind X.509 certificates to Domain Name System (DNS) names using DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

A check on its mail servers also warned that Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is not configured. When properly set up, this email validation system can provide an extra layer of defense against spoofing. It's intended to combat specific techniques often used in phishing and spam attacks such as forging senders' addresses.

Apart from identifying potential security gaps in its IT infrastructure, NordVPN can also use a domain threat intelligence platform to authenticate logins to its systems that contain sensitive client and employee data. Quick queries on the tool can help it spot unauthorized users on its network.

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NordVPN is confident that none of its users' credentials, activity logs, or traffic have been compromised as a result of the data breach. However, we live in a world where cybersecurity is only as strong as your ability to detect threats early.

Preparing for a cyber attack by taking into account all possible attack vectors is, therefore, a must. By using domain threat intelligence obtained through tools such as Threat Intelligence Platform, security teams can better detect threats in real-time, thereby strengthening their organizations' security posture.


          

Wrong French address to public opinion

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The French Foreign Minister has called the accession of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium to the European Special Financial Mechanism(INSTEX) an indication of "Europe's commitment to a nuclear deal with Iran"! These ridiculous statements indicate that the French still intend to continue their joint game with the United States of America against the Islamic Republic of Iran. This dangerous, albeit unpredictable, game was started and continued by U.S. and French Presidents (Trump and Emmanuel Macron) in year 2017.
          

F1 Abu Dhabi, incidente e miglior tempo per Bottas. Inseguono le Ferrari di Leclerc e Vettel

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Il finlandese della Mercedes fa segnare il miglior passaggio del secondo turno di libere allo Yas Marina precedendo Hamilton e le Rosse di Leclerc e Vettel. Brivido per il monegasco alla curva 19 dove anche Seb aveva sbattuto al mattino.
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F1, GP Abu Dhabi: Bottas penalizzato per il cambio di power unit, partirà ultimo

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La conferma dalla Mercedes: per la sostituzione della power unit, la quarta in questa stagione, il pilota finlandese partirà dal fondo dello schieramento.
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F1, Bottas annuncia il suo divorzio dalla moglie, l’ex nuotatrice olimpica Pikkarainen

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Il pilota finlandese della Mercedes ha rivelato la fine del suo matrimonio: “La Formula 1 ci ha diviso ma resteremo amici”.
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Finsktalande kollega till varierande roll i Carglass Kundcenter

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I den här rollen blir du en del av vårt härliga kundcenter där 17 kollegor tillsammans hjälper våra kunder i Sverige och Finland.
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Six European countries join INSTEX

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LG’nin Yeni CEO’su Belli Oldu

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LG Electronics (LG) bugün, LG’nin Mobil İletişim ve Ev Eğlence Sistemleri Şirketleri’nin Başkanı Brian Kwon’un 1 Aralık itibariyle CEO olarak atandığını açıkladı. 2020 itibariyle yeni görevlerine başlayacak diğer isimler ise şöyle; Ev Eğlence Şirketi'nin Başkanı olarak Park Hyoung-sei, Mobil İletişim Şirketi Başkanı olarak Morris Lee, yeni oluşturulan bir pozisyon olan Strateji Sorumlusu olarak William Chon ve Baş Mali Sorumlu olarak Bae Doo-yong.

Brian Kwon, LG'de otuz yılı aşkın süredir önemli bir rol oynuyor. 1987'de Goldstar'a katılan Brian Kwon (56) 2014 yılında, LG Ev Eğlence Sistemleri Şirketi'nin Başkanı olarak terfi etmeden önce LG Galler'de İş Planlaması ve Denetleme Bölümü’nün Başkanlığı da dahil olmak üzere çeşitli pozisyonlarda bulundu. Busan’lı olan Brian Kwon, lisans derecesini Seoul National University’den aldıktan sonra Finlandiya’da Aalto University’de MBA yaptı.

Kıdemli Başkan Yardımcısı Park Hyoung-sei ise, LG Ev Eğlence Sistemleri Şirketi’nin başına geçti. Park Hyoung-sei’nin bu iş biriminde, çoğunluğu ABD pazarına odaklanan TV, PC ve monitörlerle ilgili 25 yılı aşkın tecrübesi bulunuyor. Michigan Üniversitesi’nden mezun olan Park Hyoung-sei’nin yine ABD’deki Indiana Üniversitesi’nden master derecesi bulunuyor.

Kıdemli Başkan Yardımcısı Morris Lee, 1988'de Goldstar'a katıldı ve LG’nin mobil, TV ve bilişim sektörlerinde farklı görevlerde bulunmasının yanı sıra, şirket LG Corp.’de beş yıl boyunca Başkan Yardımcısı olarak çalıştı. LG Mobil İletişim Şirketi Başkanı olarak atanan Morris Lee, Seul doğumlu ve Kore Üniversitesi İşletme Bölümü mezunu.

Kıdemli Başkan Yardımcısı Bae Doo-yong, LG’nin vergi ve ticaret bölümünün başı olarak CFO rolünü üstlendi. 30 yıllık sektör tecrübesine sahip olan Bae Doo-yong, LG'ye 2005 yılında katıldı. Seul Ulusal Üniversitesi’nden mezun olan Bae Doo-yong, ayrıca Amerika’daki George Washington Üniversitesi’nde de öğrenim gördü.

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4th ETSI MCX plugtest in Kuopio, Finland (Sep. 2019)

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5GENESIS partners Athonet and Nemergent attended the 4th ETSI MCX plugtest in Kuopio, Finland (22-27 Sept. 2019) and disseminated 5GENESIS project concepts with focus on EPC, IMS and eMBMS core solutions with multiple MCX vendors, testing the latest 3GPP MCX releases, which fit the 5GENESIS Malaga platform use case.
          

Mikaela Shiffrin enjoys another dominant victory in World Cup slalom

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Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning margins in World Cup slaloms just get more remarkable.One weekend after finishing 1.78 seconds ahead of her opponents in Finland, Shiffrin was ...
          

Do global education rankings account for graduation rates?

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Countries such as Japan and Finland have consistently boasted top PISA scores — and high secondary school graduation rates.

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Post-doctoral position in Kuopio/Finland

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We are looking for a motivated candidate to target neuroinflammation as a therapeutic strategy using in vitro and in vivo models of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. The chosen candidate will be based in the group of Associate Professor Tarja Malm (https://www.uef.fi/en/web/aivi/tarja-malm-group) funded by Horizon2020 and Academy of Finland. You will join a very active and well-equipped group of neuroscientists studying various aspects of neuronal function and neuroinflammation in the context of…
          

Post-doctoral position in Kuopio/Finland

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We are looking for a motivated candidate to to work in Alzheimer's Disease-related project and to characterize the impact of Aβ and/or Tau pathology on cellular functions using two-photon imaging and electrophysiology. You will be working with human-based in vitro models and join a very active and well-equipped group of neuroscientists studying various aspects of neuronal function and neuroinflammation in the context of different neurological diseases. The chosen candidate will be based in the…
          

Varying but reduced use of postoperative mobilization restrictions after primary total hip arthroplasty in Nordic countries: a questionnaire-based study

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Varying but reduced use of postoperative mobilization restrictions after primary total hip arthroplasty in Nordic countries: a questionnaire-based study

Gromov, K., Troelsen, A., Modaddes, M., Rolfson, O., Furnes, O., Hallan, G., Eskelinen, A., Neuvonen, P. & Husted, H., 2019, In : Acta Orthopaedica. 90, 2, p. 143-147 5 p.

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Background and purpose - Mobilization has traditionally been restricted following total hip arthroplasty (THA) in an attempt to reduce the risk of dislocation and muscle detachment. However, recent studies have questioned the effect and rationale underlying such restrictions. We investigated the use of postoperative restrictions and possible differences in mobilization protocols following primary THA in Denmark (DK), Finland (FIN), Norway (NO), and Sweden (SWE). Patients and methods - All hospitals performing primary THA in the participating countries were identified from the latest national THA registry report. A questionnaire containing questions regarding standard surgical procedure, use of restrictions, and postoperative mobilization protocol was distributed to all hospitals through national representatives for each arthroplasty registry. Results - 83% to 94% (n = 167) of the 199 hospitals performing THA in DK, FIN, NO, and SWE returned correctly filled out questionnaires. A posterolateral approach was used by 77% of the hospitals. 92% of the hospitals had a standardized mobilization protocol. 50%, 41%, 19%, and 38% of the hospitals in DK, FIN, NO, and SWE, respectively, did not have any postoperative restrictions. If utilized, restrictions were applied for a median of 6 weeks. Two-thirds of all hospitals have changed their mobilization protocol within the last 5 years-all but 2 to a less restrictive protocol. Interpretation - Use of postoperative restrictions following primary THA differs between the Nordic countries, with 19% to 50% allowing mobilization without any restrictions. There has been a strong tendency towards less restrictive mobilization over the last 5 years.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Volume90
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
ISSN1745-3674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

          

567346-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Services d'études

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Slush 2019 through a lens

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This year’s Slush was a visual feast of light, colour, ideas and palpable buzz.

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Five for Friday: Finland’s startup scene

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On a global scale, Finland might be a small country by population, but it is also a hotbed for innovation talent, home to a strong startup ecosystem and host to some of the world’s coolest startup events.

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Slush 2019 has the future covered

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Europe’s leading startup event has matured from a 300-person meetup into the engine driving a global movement influencing the road ahead.

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Do I know you?

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For Andreas Saari, the CEO of Slush, doing business is about making a difference for the future and having a conversation is about keeping quiet.

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Tendance: les calendriers de l'avent (de luxe!) - #PopUp Fanny Guéret - 27/11/2019

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On approche des fêtes de fin d'année et je viens te parler d'un objet de désir dont le business grandit depuis environ 3 ans: le calendrier de l'avent! Alors à l'origine il était prévu pour faire patienter les enfants jusqu'à Noël de façon amusante, le 1er c'est Playmobil qui l'avait lancé en 1998, mais il a suffit qu'un petit malin tente le truc avec des produits adaptés à nous adultes pour qu'on se rende compte qu'évidemment on est de grands enfants et nous aussi on en veut notre calendrier de l'Avent. C'est un marché porteur, il s'en vend des millions, et chaque année davantage, en France on avance comme chiffre d'affaire quelques 50 millions d'euros! Les marques ont bien compris qu'il y avait de la grosse thune à se faire face à nous, nouveau public cible dans ce domaine, consommateurs avides de nouveautés et émoustillés face à ce petit plaisir à ouvrir une fenêtre en carton chaque jour. Alors ouvrir une petite fenêtre pour y trouver quoi, ça part dans tous les sens, y en a des centaines, mais je vais plutôt me concentrer sur la gamme plus luxueuse: alors on a les plaisirs pour les papilles, des traditionnels chocolats comme chez Pierre Marcolini propose 24 douceurs pralinées dans ce calendrier en forme de boule à neige pour 49eur; J'en ai pointé un peu chelou: le calendrier du porridge bio! Bon après je sais pas si un pot de porridge chaque jour pendant 24 jours, ton estomac va pas te tirer la gueule! Dans la série Art de vivre, on a le calendrier de la chic maison de parfums parisienne Diptyque, qui propose des mini-bougies, des mini-parfums, des soins pour le corps, et même une bougie taille réelle en édition limitée pour les collectionneurs (et moi j'en connais des collectionneurs de bougies, ils sont forcément un peu dingues!) Mais là où ça devient jouissif, c'est dans le secteur des cosmétiques: par exemple chez Décléor, maison d'aromathérapie, des soins naturels pour la peau, belle découverte, on est à 70eur. La arque américaine Kielh's soin visage, corps, cheveux: 79eur illustratrice finlandaise Janine Rewell Maison bio et vegan anglaise, Cowshed, l'étable en français, là où est née l'idée il y a 20 ans, très bel objet, on est à 150eur pour la version 24 jours, ça existe aussi en 12; Pour les fans de grandes maisons françaises, toi aussi vis ton noel en dior:YSL, 290eur avec des produits mini: les mini rouges à lèvres, vernis, parfums...Dior, 390eur, bougies, parfums, crèmes, objets en céramiques,Je peux encore citer les vernis comme chez OPI et leur version Hello Kitty, L'Occitane, Body Shop, Clarins, Lancôme, Balmain qui a fait le sien avec les produits de soin pour les cheveux, le make up chez NYX, Mac...et puis Sephora a le sien, Ados, Net-à-Porter...On termine par le plus hallucinant, et aussi le plus cher: Tiffany & Co., la maison américaine de joaillerie, sur la 5ème avenue à Manhattan, maison toute récemment rachetée par LVMH pour 14 milliards d'euros, hé oui ça coûte un peu cher les diamants et du coup quand ils se décident eux aussi à sortir un calendrier de l'avent, thé bien ils ne vont pas vous mettre dedans des chocolats en forme de bracelets et bagues, ils vont mettre les bijoux dedans!Et ça dépasse tout ce qu'on aurait pu imaginer: 112.000 dollars (100.000 euros), du coup ils n'en ont commercialisé que quatre exemplaires! Le précieux objet mesure 1,20 mètre de haut - est livré à domicile et monté par des personnes en gants blancs. Le colis, qui pèse tout de même un peu plus de 160 kilos, contient comme le veut la tradition 24 cadeaux, 24 pièces de joaillerie: comme un pendentif 18 carats en or rose serti de diamants; 
          

Call for Papers - 'Globalization in the Modern Era'

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<p class="MsoTitle" style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <img alt="IT&amp;FA logo 1" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="eaf56795-b8f0-4bb4-953e-42597eb9f5d9" src="https://d35w6hwqhdq0in.cloudfront.net/e284c32df74fddf284639cc3956bdbd1.png" /> <p class="MsoTitle" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:36pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;,serif"><span style="color:red"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:22.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Call for Papers</span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">30<sup>th</sup> International Conference</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The International Trade and Finance Association</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:red">Abstract Submission Deadline January 31, 2020</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Theme:&nbsp; Globalization in the Modern Era<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; May 27 – 30, 2020</span></span></span></b><br /> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, USA</span></span></span></b></span></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><b>Graduate Student Mentoring Event Included!</b> There will be a <b>special mentoring event this year for graduate students</b> on <b>Wednesday, May 27</b>. Members of ITFA will hold a day-long mentoring session to help students understand what is required of them as they progress through their academic or other professional careers. Please indicate your intention to attend this important, helpful event. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">BACKGROUND</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="letter-spacing:-.25pt">IT&amp;FA was founded in 1990 by a prestigious group of academics and professionals who believed that the study of "international" issues had not received the emphasis and attention that it should. The Association has professional members in over 30 countries. These include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. Thirty years later, there are still some of the original founding members and many others who attend year after year. ITFA members welcome others to join our helpful, open group to further intellectual literature and discussions concerning the international realm.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">CONFERENCE INFORMATION</span></span></strong> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA is a multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, as well as all other areas of business, law, communications and other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy.&nbsp; The conference will consist of regular competitive sessions, as well as plenary sessions dealing with high-profile issues.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">We invite theoretical, conceptual and empirical proposals and completed papers on all aspects of international trade and finance, including such emerging issues as cyber security and economic warfare, digital free trade and e-commerce, intellectual property protections, and trade in various services. IT&amp;FA also seeks papers on trade policy, exchange rates, investments and capital flows, banking, migration, tourism, communications, transportation, governance and law, and management and marketing.&nbsp; Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as agriculture, retail, textiles, and entertainment), as are proposals dealing with multilateral, regional, and national issues impacting international trade and finance are also invited.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Program</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: Offers discussions of economic topics across many disciplines via speakers and panels.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Special Events</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: The Presidential Address, award presentations, paper/panel presentations, gala dinner, and networking opportunities.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Paper Awards</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: We offer US$500 for the best faculty paper submitted to the conference and US$250 for the best student paper (no faculty authors included), along with certificates confirming each. These must be uploaded to the Awards section of the website. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">REGISTRATION</span></span></b><br /> <br /> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA’s registration fee is US$300 for <u>all</u> participants/US$125 for students who submit abstracts by January 31, 2020. This fee will cover registration, associated conference expenses, and one year’s membership in IT&amp;FA, with access to the <i>Global Economy Journal</i>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Cancellations: Before March 31, 2019, 100% of the registration fee is refundable. After March 31, 50% of the fee is refundable.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The conference will open with a reception on Wednesday, May 27, hold sessions on Thursday and Friday, including a banquet on Friday evening, and conclude with final sessions or a group event on Saturday, May 30. Those planning to depart on Sunday, May 31, will have time to investigate the unique circumstances that connect Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding Washington, DC, area to the evolving global economy. These include important history, world-class cultural beautiful parks, and shopping. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA seeks both proposals for individual papers and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have three to four papers. In the case of multiple authors for a paper, at least one author must register for the conference. All attending must pay the registration fees. 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Info Concon - "Le record du monde du plus grand nombre de nationalités ensemble à l'intérieur d'un sauna retourne en Finlande" - Snooze - Malou et Selim - 19/11/2019

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Chaque matin Selim et Malou font le tours des infos concons.
          

Midnight Sun rifle Challenge pt5

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We gather for the briefing, theres about 60 of us. My waist comes up to somewhere just above their knees. They are clearly the descendants of war parties that crossed oceans in river boats, and more recently conducted guerrilla warfare against the nazis. The Norwegians are also clearly a nation who like their Gucci gear, none of the budget crap kit you see at Bisley, nary ‘a Hawke scope in sight, Delta is the entry level scope, the excellent 525i Kahles are very popular, so are Nightforce, the Hungarian IOR are growing in reputation, and as you’d expect Schmidt & Bender are on top of the posher rifles. Most people wear MSA Sordin ear defenders. Ulfhednar are capturing the market for bags. As I don't generally move in circles where the government is picking up the wardrobe tab, I’d never seen so many people wearing Crye Precision combat clothes in one place. Look it up. Its called Crye because you will when you see the prices. Double bastard nice kit though. 


On the rifle front: Tikas and SAKOs from next-door Finland, a couple of Accuracy Internationals, some rifles built on Remington actions, and lots of STR’s. Sauer sell two target variants of the 200, the Scandinavian Target Rifle in 6.5x55 and as Sig Sauer the Sharp Shooter Gun 3000 mostly seen in .308. Over half the competitors are carrying STR’s. Due in part to a genius barrel system, where with two gauges and a spanner you can rebarrel it at home, they sell shit loads of them up in Scandiwegia. Several company’s sell aftermarket 6.5x55 barrels for them including: Shultz and Larson, Heym, Blaser and now in the US Benchmark offer a 6.5CM . For the true nerd there’s a rare, and spendy, 22LR kit for indoor practice when the mercury solidifies and even Vikings are calling it a little chilly. The fashion these days is to ditch the laminate stock they come with and put them in a chassis. Just another grand. For added kudos amongst aficionados you can re-chamber to 6.5mm AI aka SwedeMoor.

The competition takes place in two valleys, one wooded with birch, aspen and rowen, the other windswept and incredibly long. We get the long valley for  the first 10 hours. It’s quite a schlep. The stages involve walking up and down the valley, shots are 100 to 1200 meters at hubcap sized targets. Snow lines every hollow, its windy and overcast, but not cold, there’s tarmac road.
The shooting positions are nearly all prone, and involve lying on the thumb-tip sized gravel left from construction the road. Those knee and elbow pads just keep looking better and better. 

The views go on for ever. once we’ve been walking for a hour It dawns on me that my kit strategy is way off the mark. I’ve dressed for Highland Stalking where you’re walking over rougher terrain at slower speeds, carrying a much much lighter rifle, negligible amounts of ammunition,  and no pack. Without fail the people who had been before or just knew what to expect, didn’t dress for the cold, [once you’re bobbing along you don't need to], just for the wind. When we stopped for any length of time they wrapped themselves in Jerven blankets issued during their military service. Lots of competitors and the marshals also wore the Jerven parka. An excellent piece of kit totally un-marketed outside Norway.  Some people wore those money-no-object hiking trousers that seem to have a magnetic attraction to barbed wire. The smart money wore Snickers work pants with their legendary knee pads. Most people reduced unsprung weight by wearing the lightest hiking boots possible. Apart from a lunatic fringe in wellies, but more of him later. In the last ten years Ultralight Hiking has totally changed walking boots, removing all that weight from each step certainly looks like a great idea. 


Vorn rifle-scabbard packs that carry butt-down had a lead over Eberlestock ’s barrel-down design. But a good third of the field didn’t bother, just a well padded sling and a little daypack for the windproof jacket, Jerven bag, 125 rounds, and mini stove. There’s water at every stage so that’s a kilo saved off your pack. 

Puffing along my rifle seems unbelievably heavy, as do my boots. I’m probably as unfit as my kids tell me, and worse still I’m battered from the last few days. The thin dry air is dehydrating me like a Serrano ham. 


The chaps we were squadded with seem a bit bemused by our presence, and in retrospect I can’t say I blame them. I’m dressed as though I intend to take a nap under a tree in the falling snow while waiting for the deer to turn up. OMR is rocking a mix of beach fishing gear and work boots, with a balaclava that’s a vigorous defence of function over style. Our level of preparedness is apparent at the first stage. 
Where when we eventually catch them up, they look to be gathered for a hillside picnic, I park my pack just before it parks me, and have a little lie down, reprising my pilates-class impression of a divorced walrus after the tide has gone out.

The first stage is the farthest flung, and covers ranges from about 500 and something to 1100 and something, shooting off a tripod. 

The Marshal issues instruction and shows us a print out of the targets locations, we take it in turns looking for them though a spotting scope while a French elf not much older than my daughter looks on with a bemused expression that says ‘Old blokes what part of this can possibly be fun for you guys?”

The fats and salt of a sandwich reanimate me and once the targets are announced the squad take out neatly laminated sheets carefully recording every click the scope would need down to 5m increments.  OMR and I have hastily knocked up data hand written of scraps of paper now stained with sandwich grease. Ours is in 50m increments. 
The top boys all have custom turrets or at least turret tape. You know your range, you turn the scope’s turrets to that marking and you’re, if not bang on the money, not far off it. With hindsight set to 20/20 I’d also shoot the data table to verify every single range increment. 

And take wind reading lessons. Lots of them.

I put a strike on the score sheet. Go Team GB. Probably the high point looking back. 
All stages are against the clock, the targets are usually hard to find through the scope, often I’m not the only one to time-out without completing the course of fire. A pair of 10 power binos or a draw scope would really help. 

For the next ten hours we walk back down the valley, then back up the valley, then back down, then….you get the idea. 

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SBW


          

Midnight Sun Rifle Challenge Pt3

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Kit lists. I’ve made a few. Mistakes I’ve made, a few more. Days when the sun never sets, I’ve only seen one. 

In the shambling spirt of Newby and Carless’ English amateur adventurism on their Short walk in the Hindu Kush, having watched a few videos by Thomas Haugland, I send a text to One Man Rifle-Maker. 

‘Midnight Sun Rifle Challenge 2019… fancy it?’ and receive the reply “ texted Thomas to say we’re entering”

Of all the events in the Viking Rifle Series calendar the MSRC is quite possibly the least appropriate entry point. It’s billed as ’24 hours of misery and fun’. Which in legal terms means they did give us fair warning. 

This is my second whistle-stop holiday with OMR. 
The last one was a pistol shooting trip of less than 24 hours, he’s not a fan of; travel, Europe, or anything other than the plainest food. He does like Norway though and despite his obvious discomfort he was a font of good cheer, I’d defiantly have cracked without him. Never did get to see him eat pickled Herring, which was something of a disappointment.

I spend a while talking up the plan, clearly no one believes i’m actually going. I make a few half hearted attempts to start a fitness plan, I will admit they look deeply unconvincing. I get sciatica, I enrol in a pilates class, the pilates class finishes and somehow i leave the yoga milfs to their fate and don't re enrol.  

The moment where you get to represent your country on the world stage is an honour few of you will ever be afforded, but just occasionally its possible to promote yourself to those dizzy heights without a man in a blazer, with a clipboard, telling you legal action will ensue should you continue. 
Still flying high on a moment of optimism, bravado and irony we become The Precision Wombles aka Team GB [self appointed]. Secretly hopeful that no more deserving competitor will make themselves known.

All of a sudden we’ve committed to flying to the top bit of Europe to compete against real Vikings in a sport where, at best we’re the founder members of the veteran-novice division, just two ill-prepared chubsters who should be old enough to know better. 

It’s not like we’ve entered the Marathon des Sables. How bad can it be?


It turns out Vikings learned to shoot across valleys at concealed targets with their first plate of fermented herring. We’re squadded with lads two thirds of my age. One of ‘em  takes second overall. Most of them are probably only two thirds of my weight too.

As members of separate gun clubs we both tried to inveigle others into joining us. We set up a facebook group which we join a few friends to, responses are for the most part muted. The clubs both have a lot of 308 and 223 shooters who work it all out in Minutes Of Angle, so perhaps ‘Build a 6mm/6.5mm rig with a scope that reads in Milliradians ’ as a minimum bid was a big ask. 

All I got was flat out refusal(s) to even contemplate entering: 

The Tall Geek: No. I’d have no chance of winning. 
Club matriarch-in-waiting: That sounds like its an long way from the hotel. No.
South Side D: No. Walking! No. Are you mad? Did I say No?

OMR at least mustered a few broken promises. But in the end it was just two tubby Precision Wombles who make up Team GB [self appointed]

There is a saying [often attributed to the British Army] : Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance. 
I wouldn’t know, but I can attest to the opposite being completely true.



On one of my sporadic trips to practice I’d suffered catastrophic scope failure, On the whole I’d still recommend a Delta Stryker for the money [and the new model looks even better] but my first one died losing its lateral tracking after just over 200 rounds. Delta are making some serious inroads into the VRS so later  I took the opportunity to canvas every other user I met, and it seems I was in the unlucky 1%. The vendor had arranged for me to be sent a replacement. It arrived with about ten days to spare, time and tide being what they are that equated to one and a bit  panicked visits to the range. 

I say ‘one and a bit’ as on the first outing the staff found the perimeter fence had been cut, which necessitated a cease fire order while the whole facility was searched, needless to say this took up most of our booking. Our non-refundable booking.

When I got my rig it came with a couple of cases of home loads which proved to be accurate at 100 and 200 yards, so pressed for time, I duplicated them. 140 SST’s sitting long in the case and right at the bottom of the charge table, hindsight is a wonderful thing, a hotter load with a flatter trajectory may also prove to be a wonderful thing out at 1210m.   

Amateurish I know, ‘schoolboy error’ I hear you say, but OMR was not to be out done. On our return from Norway within a couple of weeks he’s sold most of his battery and bought himself a very handy Ruger Precision in 6.5CM which, being a fair bit lighter than the Tiktac, looks just the ticket for these competitions. I only mention this as it’s the dawn come to cast out the mordor-ish  shadow of the strategy he employed during the actual competition. Although he owned some highly accurate stalking rifles, just like the rest of us there are slots in the battery that are filled by rifles bought on a whim. In his case it was a Steyr Pro in .260 that would more honestly be marketed as the Steyr Flex-O-matic. Its nasty plastic stock distorts if you tighten the action screws, it wobbles if you don’t, several people claimed to be able to see the barrel whipping from side to side like a tuning fork. Perhaps remembering Thomas’ video where Thomas felt that a ten round magazine would give the shooter an advantage on several of the stages, OMR brought the Flex-O. A decision he was to regret. Frequently. 



I’ve never traveled internationally with a firearm before so its with some trepidation that i rock up at Gatwick Airport, at OMR’s instance, four hours early, I’ve got my pack and a Peli 1750 with my rifle in it. Which probably weighs as much as my ex wife. 
That morning in Gatwick airport it dawns on me that I’d not prepared an opening gambit, walking up to a woman you’ve never met before, in an airport, and saying “I have a gun” is frowned upon pretty much everywhere. I decide to go with the euphemism ‘sporting goods’ 
I’ve now got the massive rifle case and fairly substantial pack balanced on an airport trolly, buffeting other passengers aside, I make it over to the woman organising the queue, and enquire where I should be.
“Gun?”
‘Yes it is’
“Have you got a licence for it?” 
‘Yes and I brought it with me otherwise I’m in a fair amount of trouble’, 
“Just go and stand over there babe’ 

OMR arrives before the armed response team and we wait together. The next woman gesticulates calling us to her desk, “Sporting goods to Oslo? “ She seems genuinely delighted to have something out of the ordinary to do and having drawn a blank over the phone leaves us at the desk to make procedural enquires in person. She in turn hands us to a fella who also seems nonplussed by this freak event, he goes off, he comes back and he goes off.

You need a European Firearms Pass to travel in Europe with your guns, but not to return [we’ll come to that later], Of course Norway was in the EU, but left. Being the pragmatic sorts that they are, and having long, permeable land borders with both Sweden and Finland [both still in the EU] they kept the simplified traveling-with-guns process. If you have an EU firearms pass you just walk through Nothing To Declare channel. If you don’t you need to be issued a temporary pass at the airport. 

Its fashionable to moan about our firearms licensing system but credit where credit’s due the Metropolitan Police turned around my request for a EU pass in less than a week. 
OMR’s force seemed to mistake ‘issue’ with ‘grant’ and had to be reminded of their service obligation by the NRA’s legal team. Whatever Brexit ends up meaning, if you have even the vaguest intention of traveling in Europe you’d be wise to get one issued, they’re free, and existing passes will probably be grandfathered in. People without EU passes will need a day off at each end of the trip to complete all the forms. 

Flying with firearms is notoriously a hassle, Ryan Air, my carrier of last resort, won’t even let you take a bow and arrows. Perhaps because Norway is a long country and the roads are clogged with Moose the national carrier almost expects you to have your rife with you. To fly with your firearm on Norwegen Air its £30 each way in advance or £60 on the day. OMR had spent much of the previous day on the phone forlornly trying to pay. Norwegen Air’s london office wouldn’t accept payment as the tickets had been sold by a third party, the seller wouldn’t accept payment as the request had Guns in the the title. 

The morning is ticking by. I’m putting a brave face on the growing sense of urgency. OMR isn’t keen on travel at the best of times. We’ve been passed from pillar to post. Eventually we meet with a nice man from Border Farce in a side office who makes a cursory inspection of our toys. We’ve handed over our rifles and ammo and he’s recorded us, and our rifle’s serial numbers in a ledger the trip is firmly in the lap of the old norse gods. We could arrive as competitors, or as observers awaiting compensation with a lot of explaining to do. The UK licensing authority takes an extremely dim view of allowing others to lose your rifle and ammo. 
In the excitement no one has extended their enquires as to how to charge us. So far so cheap. 

There are two sorts of english people at airports. Glam people and bus people. The glam people who seem to imagine there’s still something glamorous about air travel; they have their hair done, they dress up in their designer duds, and many of them spend time in an orangeification booth, all in a futile attempt to pass themselves off as classy international travellers. Like a horrible parody of what a poor person imagines a rich person looks like. Europe’s low cost airlines are often somewhere between the bus and the train in price, once out of earshot the staff will refer you and your loved ones as ‘the mud people’. Its all about as glamorous as a picnic in a supermarket carpark.  On Team Bus we bring our own grub and only travel with hand luggage. 

Gatwick is a horrible place and the airport its low point. The GBP [great british public] has little great about them. As usual its full of wildly over dressed women accompanied by their moody aggressive spouses, teenage girls with those handbags that cost as much as a pelican rifle case, dribbling children being towed along on garish suitcases by overwrought parents. Probably a hub for air rage. Defiantly a hub for bad skin. 
My usually solution would be to put a few away, but its still a bit early for more than a cursory Gin & Tonic, so we have breakfast instead. There’s a ‘spoons’. We have burgers. I have vague memories of OMR only eating plain food. He has his burger with nothing, just a patty and a bun, so plain that the barman says ‘mine are the same, kids can be so fussy, I bet next week they’ll want it with chilli sauce’.
Feeling a rush of bonhomie I ask the barman ‘Can i  have his pickles on mine? “This is the spoons mate, it’s not like we have real chefs”.

A couple of three hours later Oslo airport is everything you might expect it to be; spotless, made of laminated birch, and populated mainly by calm attractive tall people. The food stands look to be about he same standard as the hipster bars of hackney, the seating looks like it won a design award, the litter bins look like they came second. Here, to our consternation, the system breaks down momentarily. Our rifles need to be checked out of customs, then in again and the stop over will be conducted against the clock. 
Some speedy wombling later.  At the far end of the concourse we find a baggage guy who restores order, and we head upstairs to the check in for the next leg of the journey. 
Pillar-to-post begins again.  At the second counter we’re sent to the woman in charge gives us the cold one and asks why we haven’t paid, resisting the urge to haggle I offer to pay and we’re indignantly told she won’t be accepting payment, in retrospect this may have been some kind of super-dry Norwegian joke, we’re sent back the way we’ve come to see yet another chica check in, where we re-tell the story of our needs, convey our growing sense of urgency, and general mystification. An unexpected, yet welcome, “But why should you pay?” later our bags are checked and once again we really do seem to be £120 up on the morning. 

Leaving the unexpected delights of Oslo Airport behind we’re off the ground and on route.
From the air Norway looks like a archipelago of little blue-grey islands set in a narrow green sea,
We touch down on a small airport surrounded by snow covered peaks. Being Norwegians there’s none of the tedious pushing and grumbling you get when a plane full of English people arrives in Spain. So disembarking takes half the time. 
We wait by a luggage carousel so small you’d wonder why they bothered. Bardufoss airport serves some far flung military outpost where very young soldiers are sent to feel home-sick, and there are soldiers of both sexes, still in uniform, leaving for their holidays. One of them, as evidenced by his name tags, is literally called THOR. 
How Viking is that?

To say the Viking Rifle Series appeared bemused by our entry would be an understatement. But as competitors from Poland and Belgium all seemed to manage it, perhaps it was just us? 
We  registered in plenty of time, we’re offered places a while later, tried to pay but the transfer service didn’t like paying to accounts held in two names. Thomas kindly made a call on our behalf and the match director helped us with registration and promised to send someone to pick us up.


A Tall fella in outdoor dungarees and a thousand yard stare meets us at the airport, outdoor dungarees are more a sign of the outdoorsman than camo ever is, and when they’re patched with different ages and colours of patches you know he’s spent a few days afield. I mention this as you’ll meet him again later. He’s our driver, and a bit of a wag. He has that great northern thing where its still played for laughs, but delivered totally deadpan. For example this was his opening gambit. Delivered from behind a thousand yard stare

So what are your first impressions?
SBW: Its very beautiful, you’re all very tall, and the wit is very served dry
So I’m a cliche? 

He drops us off in town and we spend a sunlit expensive night in a very tolerable hotel. Overcome with excitement I buy a beer, just a can of beer. 100 NK or a tenner! Its not even a nice beer. One of the kids working the hotel’s night shift has lived in london, he rubs it in by reminding me a tenner is dinner two in The ‘Spoons.

For readers overseas: ‘The Spoons’ is a pub chain called JD Wetherspoons, where large commercial spaces like car showrooms, are repurposed into giant soulless pubs selling very cheap food and drink. Open from 8am they are both a cheap place to have breakfast, and perform the role that drop-in centres used to, for care-in-the-community types before austerity cut the funding. You’re very likely to be accosted by half hearted beggars on the doorstep, bags of shop-lifted steaks may be offered for sale, and its not unknown to find the staff crying in the toilets. I despise the owner, his childish politics and the way he treats his staff. But principles are for rich people, its a fine breakfast that comes with endless refills of Lavazza. For a fiver. I cant stay out of the place. 

Next time I’m in Bardufoss I’ll probably have transport and get an Air BnB as there are some really nice looking places on offer just outside town, but the hotel was fine, spectacular water pressure and flow rate in the shower, a firm supportive bed, and blackout curtains worthy of the name. I slept like a log. OMR tells me his nights sleep was stolen from him by horrendous snoring like a banjo duel played on chainsaws, cant say I heard it, must have slept though it. 

At Hotel Bardufoss they lay on a truly spectacular breakfast buffet, determined to claw back the tenner for that beer I shovel down breakfast in every European tradition: fruit course, cold cuts, muesli, yogurts [plural], fried things, and eggs a plenty. 

OMR has toast. Just plain toast. I knock up a few rounds of sandwiches for later.  

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OL-mester Haga fra gull til karrierefall: - Hun er utafor

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RUKA (VG) Ragnhild Haga (28) ble olympisk mester for under to år siden, men siden har hun slitt. Therese Johaug syns situasjonen er tøff for lagvenninnen som i helgen havnet helt nede på 46. plass på én av etappene i Finland.
          

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Vesa Tiitola

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Dziesięć lat temu ostatni raz na Zawiszy grała pierwsza reprezentacja

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Dziesięć lat temu ostatni raz na Zawiszy grała pierwsza reprezentacja

18 listopada 2009 roku reprezentacja Polski podejmowała na stadionie bydgoskiego Zawiszy reprezentację Kanady. Przez kolejną dekadę nie było nam dane oglądać pierwszej piłkarskiej reprezentacji podczas meczu w Bydgoszczy. Tamto spotkanie mogło zostać zapamiętane przez oprawę, jaką przygotowali miejscowi kibice Zawiszy pt. ,,Z orłem w koronie po jednej stronie”.

Mecz ten biało-czerwoni wygrali 1:0, zwycięską bramkę dla Polski zdobył Maciej Rybus. Polską kadrę prowadził wówczas Franciszek Smuda. Był to debiut dla grającego obecnie w reprezentacji Wojciecha Szczęsnego. Już wtedy w kadrze grał obecny kapitan reprezentacji Robert Lewandowski.

 

 

 

Ostatni mecz o punktu na Zawiszy rozegrany był w 2006 roku w ramach eliminacji do Mistrzostw Europy, wówczas Polska uległa w stosunku 1:3 reprezentacji Finlandii. Było to jeszcze przed przebudową stadionu. Pierwszy międzypaństwowy mecz na Zawiszy rozegrano natomiast w 1972 roku, gdy Polska pokonała 2:0 Czechosłowację, bramki zdobywali: Deyna i Gadocha.

 


          

National treatment guidelines decreased the use of racemic adrenaline for bronchiolitis in four Finnish university hospitals.

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National treatment guidelines decreased the use of racemic adrenaline for bronchiolitis in four Finnish university hospitals.

Acta Paediatr. 2018 11;107(11):1966-1970

Authors: Palmu S, Mecklin M, Heikkilä P, Backman K, Peltola V, Renko M, Korppi M

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AIM: Inhaled racemic adrenaline was used for bronchiolitis in many hospitals in Finland prior to new national current care guidelines for bronchiolitis in 2014, which limited its recommendations to on-demand rescue therapy. We studied the drug's use before and after the new guidelines to gauge changes in prescribing habits.
METHODS: This 2012-2016 study analysed how many 0.5 mL doses of racemic adrenaline were used for children by emergency rooms, paediatric wards and paediatric intensive care units at four university hospitals and estimated drug and staff costs.
RESULTS: There were substantial differences in the yearly consumption of racemic adrenaline between the hospitals before and after the bronchiolitis guidelines were published, with reductions in drug costs and staff time. The overall use more than halved during the study period, particularly in two hospitals where baseline consumptions were highest, but not in a third where baseline consumption was already low. In the fourth, the baseline consumption was modest and there was a constant decrease during the study years.
CONCLUSION: The current care guidelines for bronchiolitis had some impact on clinical practice, as the overall use of racemic adrenaline more than halved, but considerable differences remained in the four study hospitals after their publication.

PMID: 29752817 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          

Neonatologists can impede or support parents' participation in decision-making during medical rounds in neonatal intensive care units.

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Neonatologists can impede or support parents' participation in decision-making during medical rounds in neonatal intensive care units.

Acta Paediatr. 2018 12;107(12):2100-2108

Authors: Axelin A, Outinen J, Lainema K, Lehtonen L, Franck LS

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AIM: We explored the dynamics of neonatologist-parent communication and decision-making during medical rounds in a level three neonatal intensive care unit.
METHODS: This was a qualitative study, with an ethnographic approach, that was conducted at Turku University Hospital, Finland, from 2013 to 2014. We recruited eight mothers and seven couples, their 11 singletons and four sets of twins and two neonatologists and observed and video recorded 15 medical rounds. The infants were born at 23 + 5 to 40 + 1 weeks, and the parents were aged 24-47. The neonatologists and parents were interviewed separately after the rounds.
RESULTS: Four patterns of interaction emerged. The collaborative pattern was most consistent, with the ideal of shared decision-making, as the parents' preferences were genuinely and visibly integrated into the treatment decisions. In the neonatologist-led interactional pattern, the decision-making process was only somewhat inclusive of the parents' observations and preferences. The remaining two patterns, emergency and disconnected, were characterised by a paternalistic decision-making model where the parents' observations and preferences had minimal to no influence on the communication or decision-making.
CONCLUSION: The neonatologists played a central role in facilitating parental participation and their interaction during medical rounds were characterised by the level of parent participation in decision-making.

PMID: 29723925 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          

Gallery: Insomnium - Dresden 2019

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Insomnium 76Reithalle Straße E, Dresden, Germany
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Insomnium - “Tour Like A Grave 2019” - Support: The Black Dahlia Murder, Stam1na

Last Sunday INSOMNIUM from Finland visited the Reithalle Strasse E in Dresden. Currently they are traveling around with their “Tour Like a Grave 20019”. The evening was opened by STAM1NA from Finland who already received some awards in their homeland. Right at the beginning the band gave 150% on stage. A great opener!


          

¿Quién es el nuevo hotelero nórdico que ha entrado en el sector español?

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Este mes de noviembre se ha conocido la entrada de Vinggruppen en el sector hotelero español con la compra de una compañía que suma casi 2.200 habitaciones, según informó HOSTELTUR en Ving compra una cadena española con 12 hoteles en Canarias y Baleares. El grupo nórdico no es otro que la división en los países escandinavos de Thomas Cook que ahora lidera el magnate noruego Petter Stordalen. Pero ¿quién es Stordalen y cuál es su posición dentro del sector turístico?


Pues es un billonario de 56 años, con una fortuna neta estimada de unos 1.300 millones de dólares, derivada de sus inversiones en hoteles, centros comerciales y propiedades inmobiliarias. Propietario del vehículo de inversión Strawberry Group, adquirió a finales de octubre junto a varios fondos una división que estaba compuesta por la aerolínea Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, los turoperadores suecos Ving y Globetrotter, la compañía de viajes danesa Spies y la finlandesa Tjäreborg, que era una de las filiales más rentables del gigante turístico británico.

Stordalen en la fotografía que acompañó el comunicado donde informaba a sus clientes de la compra de Vinggruppen.

La operación superó los 6 billones de coronas suecas (unos 580 millones de euros), según informó este diario en Varios fondos liderados por un magnate noruego compran Thomas Cook Nordics. Posteriormente ha cambiado el nombre comercial del grupo por el de Nordic Leisure Travel Group. También la aerolínea, que se llamaba Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia ahora es Sunclass Airlines. (Ver: ¿Cuál es el mejor camino para las marcas de Thomas Cook tras el despiece?).

Fundador de Nordic Choice Hotels

En el terreno hotelero, Stordalen es el fundador de Nordic Choice Hotels, una de las cadenas más importantes de los países nórdicos y presencia también en el área báltica, con 194 hoteles en seis países. La hotelera incluye las marcas Clarion Hotels, Quality Hotels y la urbana Comfort Hotels así como otros 23 hoteles independientes. Aunque esto era hasta finales del verano, porque hace un par de meses superó los 200 con la compra de otra cadena nórdica.

Clarion Collection Hotel Atlantic, uno de los hoteles de Nordic Choice Hotels, situado en Sandefjord, Noruega.

Así, en septiembre pasado, Nordic adquirió Kämp Collection Hotels, un grupo situado en el segmento de lujo y lifestyle muy importante en Finlandia, y cuyo hotel más famoso es el Hotel Kämp, en Helsinki, abierto desde 1887. Kämp Collection cuenta con 10 hoteles que suponen 1.406 habitaciones y proyecta la apertura del número 11 para 2023, un establecimiento que se incluye en el proyecto de la mayor torre de Finlandia, Keilaniemenranta.

Algunas cifras a mencionar indican que Nordic Choice emplea hoy a más de 17.000 personas, tiene ingresos anuales que superan los 1.000 millones de euros y cuenta con 1,3 millones de clientes en su programa de fidelización.

A ellos ha sumado ahora con la operación en España, una docena de hoteles situados en Mallorca, Menorca y Canarias. En concreto en Canarias son: Ocean Beach Club Gran Canaria, Sunprime Atlantic View, Sunwing Fañabé Beach y Buganvilla. Y en Baleares la cartera incluye: Sunprime Waterfront, Sunwing Alcudia Beach, Cala Viñas, Cala'n Bosch, Los Delfines, Panoramic Alcudia, Cala Blanca Sunhotel y Cook's Club Palma Beach.

Suite del Hotel Kämp, abierto en 1887, una de las más recientes inclusiones en el porfolio de Nordic Choice.

Nordic Hotels fue seleccionado también el pasado 16 de septiembre como operador del mayor proyecto hotelero en Finlandia, un hotel de 711 habitaciones repartidas en 13 plantas, que estará situado en el Aeropuerto de Helsinki y abrirá en 2023. Contará con salas de conferencias de las que no dispone el aeropuerto y un Sky Bar que permitirá observar los aviones. Desde el hotel habrá conexión directa con las terminales y la estación de tren.


          

Majestic Trees in Serene Finnish Landscapes Photographed by Mikko Lagerstedt

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Finsk superligaspiller ser EM-gruppe som kæmpe udfordring

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Åge Hareide er 'meget tilfreds' med dansk EM-lodtrækning

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Vu – Into Eternity – Michael Madsen (2010)

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Je voulais voir Into Eternity depuis longtemps. Depuis aussi longtemps que je connais le projet Onkalo dont il parle, tant celui-ci me parait vertigineux. Onkalo, c’est un projet d’enfouissement de déchets nucléaires finlandais. Pensé dès les années 1990, initié pendant les années 2000, l’enfouissement commencera en 2020 pour une durée de 100 ans. En 2120, […]
          

Inno4Sports project meeting in Lapland

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On the first week of October 2019 Inno4Sports partners gathered in Lapland for the third Interregional Exchange event and Knowledge Capitalisation Seminar.


 

On the first week of October 2019 Inno4Sports partners gathered in Lapland for the third Interregional Exchange event and Knowledge Capitalisation Seminar. The theme for this time was the role and functioning of governance systems, and how to make relevant policy instruments and programmes to better support the needs and challenges of the Sports sector. In order to get the best view of Lapland’s sport activities, which are strongly based on nature and tourism, the first two days of the meeting were held in Pyhä Ski Resort. The third day of the meeting contained study visits in Rovaniemi.

Arctic Sport Network

The first day focused on contextual understanding of Lapland’s sport ecosystem. Partners in Lapland are in process of building the Arctic Sport Network, which brings together actors from public administration, educational organisations, businesses and civil sector. Arctic Sport promotes the objectives based on Lapland Sport Strategy, regional strategy and smart specialisation. Lapland’s sport ecosystem is strongly based on tourism activities and nature sports, and there is strong expertise especially in winter sports and maintaining snow facilities. However, traditional sports should not be overlooked since Lapland’s largest sport club is a football club and the other 350 sports clubs represent variety of sports.
The participants found the Arctic Sport Network model interesting, however the question is, how replicable is the model in other regions? Lapland’s small size and organisational structure makes quadruple helix cooperation easy, but it needs more research to implement similar model in other regions.

INNO4SPORTS arctic sport network

Sustainability and co-creation in developing sports tourism

The two days in Pyhä had a strong focus on sports tourism, and the participants found most useful the sustainability aspects of sport. In Pyhä we heard two presentations from local businesses, one from Jusu Toivonen, the manager of Pyhätunturi Ski Resort and one from Artturi Kröger the co-founder of Bliss Adventure. Sustainable development is in the core of the activities for both businesses, especially when doing business next to Pyhä-Luosto National Park. For example, Pyhä Ski Resort has managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% since 2000 and become carbon neutral by compensating their emissions. In addition the other three aspects of sustainability were taken into account in all doing: respecting the local culture and livelihoods, employing local people and paying taxes to local municipality Pelkosenniemi are few of the choices behind the business activities.
Pelkosenniemi municipality is the smallest one in Lapland with less than 1000 inhabitants. There is strong collaboration and co-creation activities between the local actors. For example, Bliss Adventure was the first business to offer mountain bike tours inside the national park after being granted a permission from Metsähallitus, the organisation managing the national parks. Later, mountain biking routes have been opened making the park open for other cyclists as well.
Local ERDF-funds and investment supports have helped the businesses to develop their activities and infrastructure. Pyhä Ski Resort is also taking part in Horizon 2020 project Blue-Action through its sister company Ruka Ski Resort.

Education and research organisations supporting sport expertise

Heikki Hannola introduced Lapland University of Applied Sciences, one of five organisations in Finland providing higher education in sports and therefore an important player in sports development. An important part of education is the Dual Career model, which helps athletes to combine training and studies. In addition to education, Lapland UAS has a role in regional development and it collaborates with local businesses in research, development and innovation activities. Another organisation, University of Lapland, also provides expertise to local actors. Samuel Ahola, project manager from Faculty of Arts and Design, introduced us to service design and its possibilities in developing sport services.
The third day of the meeting was held in Rovaniemi where we had the chance to visit Santasport Lapland Sports Academy and to hear an introduction to. The sports academy combines educational organisations in the region and gives training services for local athletes, residents and visitors coming from all over the world. In Rovaniemi we also heard about the sport actions of City of Rovaniemi, which is developing Ounasvaara area for the use of local residents, professional athletes and tourists. City of Kemi has developed a model, where schools hire personal trainers to motivate pupils to expercise. The visit ended in Lappset Ltd, one of Lapland’s most known businesses. Lappset sells equipment for playgrounds, parks and outdoor gyms worldwide.

INNO4SPORTS Laponia running

First steps taken for the action plans

The meeting also included sharing of By the end of November 2020 the project partners are expected to provide an action plan for improving regional activities to support business activities in sport. We were happy to find out that all partners have started the formation of action plans together with local stakeholders and the that they have learnt good practises from other partner regions to be implemented in their own region. Managing Authorities of regional development programmes were also invited to the event to bring their views how Inno4Sports could influence the programmes.
There is still a need to elaborate how to include sport in the regional development priorities in order to release its full potential? The formation of action plans will continue and the first drafts of action plans are to be presented in the next meeting in Lodz.

Strengthening the group spirit

In addition to the seminars, the participants had the possibility to have first hand experience of Lapland’s nature sports and sports tourism. We spent one afternoon trekking in the Pyhä-Luosto national park and learning about its recreational possibilities. The most adventurous participants also spent a night outdoors. The recreational activities were guided by students from Lapland University of Applied Sciences, who also arranged morning exercises to get participants awake and energised. The more informal activities were a chance to get to know other partners better, which will surely make collaboration easier in the future.
The project will continue with Staff Exchange Weeks, which will also support making of the action plans. The next project meeting will be held in Lodz on April 2020.

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Burden of Oral Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life in Long-Term Care Settings in Helsinki, Finland.

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Burden of Oral Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life in Long-Term Care Settings in Helsinki, Finland.

J Nutr Health Aging. 2019;23(10):1021-1025

Authors: Saarela RKT, Savikko NM, Soini H, Muurinen S, Suominen MH, Kautiainen H, Pitkala KH

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OBJECTIVES: Poor oral health may complicate eating and deteriorate nutritional status. However, little is known about how the burden of oral symptoms (OS) is associated with the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of vulnerable older people in institutional settings. This study explores how the burden of certain OS (chewing problems, swallowing difficulties, dry mouth) is associated with functioning, morbidity, nutritional status and eating habits. It also examines the association between the OS burden and HRQoL.
DESIGN: A cross-sectional study in 2017.
SETTING: All long-term care wards in Helsinki, Finland.
PARTICIPANTS: 2401 older residents (74% females, mean age 83.9).
MEASUREMENTS: Nurses assessed the residents and completed questionnaires on the participants' demographics, functional status, diagnoses, OS and eating habits. Nutritional status was assessed using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and HRQoL with a 15-dimensional instrument (15D).
RESULTS: Of the residents, 25.4% had one OS and 16.6% two or three OS. OS burden was associated linearly with poorer cognitive and physical functioning and a higher number of comorbidities, edentulousness without dentures, and less frequent teeth brushing/denture cleaning. OS burden was also associated with malnutrition, lower BMI and eating less during main meals. In the multivariate analyses adjusted for various confounding factors, a higher number of OS was associated with lower HRQoL. OS burden correlated with nearly all dimensions of HRQoL.
CONCLUSION: Oral symptoms are associated with generic HRQoL. Therefore, OS should be regularly assessed and managed in daily care.

PMID: 31781733 [PubMed - in process]


          

569932-2019: Finlande-Salo: Matériel et fournitures informatiques

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569930-2019: Finlande-Oulu: Services d'assistance et de conseils informatiques

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569872-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Services de technologies de l'information, conseil, développement de logiciels, internet et appui

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569453-2019: Finlande-Tampere: Services de technologies de l'information, conseil, développement de logiciels, internet et appui

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569449-2019: Finlande-Hyvinkää: Services de réseau à grande distance

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569200-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Services de téléphonie et de transmission de données

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569063-2019: Finlande-Joensuu: Logiciels et systèmes d'information

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568609-2019: Finlande-Kuopio: Logiciels et systèmes d'information

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Prawdziwy Święty Mikołaj zawitał do Białegostoku! Przywiózł prezenty i wywołał uśmiech na twarzach setek dzieci (ZDJĘCIA)

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Białostocka choinka miejska rozbłysła w niedzielę tysiącem świateł. Wraz z prezydentem miasta włączył je niezwykły gość z Finlandii - najprawdziwszy Joulupukki. Na Mikołaja czekały setki dzieci. Kiedy wreszcie dotarł na Rynek Kościuszki emocje sięgały zenitu, a małe główki wyciągały się w górę z ciekawości.
          

Danmark møder Belgien, Rusland og Finland til EM

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Teaching Computer Skills With A 1,300 Year Old Game

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Students in Finland learn key technology skills through hands-on game play, including chess.
          

What the Moomins can tell us about fighting climate despair

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Climate change is real, no matter what some would have us believe. In this past summer's heat wave over Europe, the Arctic region of Scandinavia experienced temperatures up to 101 degrees, while the ice cap of Greenland is melting at the rate projected for the year 2070. Meanwhile, Australia is experiencing yet another year of unprecedented drought, at the same time as the American Midwest has been fighting against the overflowing Mississippi River after too much rain. It is becoming increasingly clear that climate change is not a problem we will need to deal with sometime in the future. It is happening now.

Grappling with the magnitude of climate change causes what is known as climate despair, which is the overwhelming sense that climate change will inevitably cause the extinction of humanity, and that, while we wait for the apocalypse to happen, life loses its meaning. Climate despair is an expression of what psychologists call "ultimate concerns," that is a concern for existential issues, such as death, finitude, and meaninglessness. When confronted with the enormity of climate change, our ultimate concerns causes despair, and instead of taking action, we give up before we have even started.

In times of crisis, we turn to the arts for guidance and solace. Over the past few years, sales of poetry and dystopian speculative fiction have skyrocketed as people search for meaning in a changing world. Books such as George Orwell's 1984, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, and Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower have become literary beacons for those concerned about the state of politics. But for those suffering from climate despair, a beacon can be found in the books about the Moomins by Finnish-Swedish artist and author, Tove Jansson.

Jansson wrote the first two books about the Moomins, The Moomins and the Great Flood and Comet in Moominland, during the years of World War II when her home country of Finland fought off an invasion attempt by the Soviet Union. The Moomins are a family that consists of Moomintroll and his parents, Moominmamma and Moominpappa. They live in a round, tower-like blue house in the Moominvalley, surrounded by friends and other eccentric characters.

Because of the cute appearance of the Moomins (rotund with short legs, big eyes, and wide snouts), the books about them are generally considered harmless stories set in an idyllic fantasy world. But in the Moominvalley, darkness always lurks around the corner. The Moomin books are children's books for adults where light confronts darkness and vulnerability is juxtaposed to the feelings of safety and home.

The Moomins and the Great Flood and Comet in Moominland were written as parables of war, but the natural disasters that threaten the Moominvalley in these two stories can also be read as parables of climate change. Climate change causes meteorological extremes. Certain places on Earth heat up while others grow colder. Snow and rain become unevenly distributed, causing droughts in some places, extreme floods in others.

The winter and spring of 2019 saw large amounts of rain and snow in the Mississippi River basin, causing disastrous floods throughout the entire area. With flood days counting in the hundreds, these floods have broken local records set by the Great Flood of 1927, the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Living alongside the Mississippi has always meant living with the threat of floods, but because of climate change, the old rules are no longer in play. Families can't return to their homes and Main Streets are closed when buildings continue to be submerged because the water doesn't recede.

In The Moomins and the Great Flood, Moomintroll and Moominmamma go to sleep to the soothing sound of rain, only to discover that it is still raining when they wake up the next morning. The rain continues for days, and the water starts rising around them. When the skies finally clear, the world is covered by water as far as the eye can see. Using a floating armchair for a boat, Moomintroll and Moominmamma meet creatures perched in trees, waiting for rescue after having lost everything they own.

While the Midwest stood under water, earlier this year California saw the end to a drought that began in December 2011 and lasted a total of 376 weeks. In Australia, there is no end in sight of the drought caused by years of almost no rain. Drought is a major concern when it comes to climate change, not only because the absence of rain depletes the fresh water aquifers, but because rising temperatures dry out the soil.

Scorched earth and lack of water are threats in Comet in Moominland where a comet hurtles towards Earth and the Moominvalley, threatening to destroy them on impact. As the comet approaches, it radiates heat that causes temperatures to rise. The closer the world comes to disaster, the hotter it gets. The oceans dry up, and the change in climate forces creatures to flee their homes.

Some inhabitants of the Moominvalley choose to stay where they are, instead of joining the Moomin family in their cave to take shelter. One character, Hemulen, claims that he sees no signs of a disaster on the horizon. Another character, Muskrat, decides to ignore a situation.

In her article on how to psychologically handle mental health issues caused by climate despair, psychologist Emily Green concludes that the effect of climate change on our well-being is connected to whether or not we take action. Doing something small — even as seemingly inconsequential as bringing a reusable bag to the supermarket — leads to a better frame of mind from which to handle the threat of climate change.

The difference between the Moomin family and the characters they meet during the disasters of the flood and the comet is that they take action, and they set small goals. A Moomin doesn't have the ability to steer a comet away from Earth or to make floodwater recede, but a Moomin can fight to keep the family together during a disaster. Even in a time of impending doom, a Moomin takes pleasure in the beauty of a sea pearl, enjoys a cup of coffee in the morning, and always accepts an invitation to dance. By doing all of these things, a Moomin keeps despair at bay.

Because, as journalist and historian David M. Perry says, we can't afford to fall into despair when it comes to climate change. But not for our own sake: for the generations that are growing up today and whose lives will be even more affected by climate change, because one day this world will be theirs.

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Subsea power system commercially viable

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Following the completion of a 3,000-hour shallow water test at a sheltered harbour in Vaasa, Finland, ABB’s subsea power distribution and conversion technology system is commercially viable.

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Finland: Sympathy strikes affect flights, ferries in Finland

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Finlandiya’da posta işçilerinin grevi kazanımla sonuçlandı

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Finlandiya’da 9 bin postacının 11 Kasım günü başlattığı ve diğer iş kollarındaki işçilerin destek verdiği grev, sendikanın taleplerinin kabul edilmesiyle sona erdi. Evrensel’in haberine göre posta işvereninin üyesi olduğu Palta, sınıf dayanışması sonucu geri adım atmak ve 700 posta çalışanın ücretlerini düşürme kararından vazgeçmek zorunda kaldı. Anlaşmaya göre postanenin iştirakçi şirketi Posti Palvelut’a devredilen posta …
          

Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group

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Germany coach Joachim Loew, Portugal coach Fernando Santos and France coach Didier Deschamps pose with the trophy after being drawn in group E.
Germany coach Joachim Loew, Portugal coach Fernando Santos and France coach Didier Deschamps pose with the trophy after being drawn in group E.

BUCHAREST, Saturday - Defending champions Portugal and the last two world champions, France and Germany, were thrown together in what German coach Joachim Loew described as the group of death following a lop-sided and complicated Euro 2020 draw on Saturday.

England were drawn against Croatia in a repeat of last year’s World Cup semi-final while other favourites were given a much easier ride in the 24-team tournament which will be played in 12 different countries across the region.

The clear pick of the six first round pools was Group F, to be played in Munich and Budapest, which pitted France, Portugal and Germany, plus the winners of either playoff A or D. However, the sting was slightly taken away by the format which allows four of the six third-placed teams to qualify for the round of 16, UEFA’s decision to rank the teams according to their result in the qualifiers, combined with Portugal’s performance in their group, meant they ended up among the third seeds while France were one of the second seeds.

“This is a group of death,” said Loew whose side will play all three games at home under competition rules. “The expectations will be quite high. For our young team, this will be huge challenge but also a big motivation.”

England and Croatia, who have met in the Nations League since Croatia’s 2-1 win in Moscow last year, will be joined in Group D by the Czech Republic and the winners of playoff C - either Scotland, Norway, Serbia or Israel.

The Group D winners will face the runners-up from Germany’s group in the round of 16 while the second-placed team will travel to Copenhagen to meet the Group E runners-up - potentially an easier match.

The Group will be played in London - host for the semi-finals and final - and Glasgow.

Other favourites were given a much easier-looking ride.

Italy, who won all 10 qualifying games as they bounced back from failing to make the last World Cup, will face Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in Group A, in Rome and Baku.

“We have a slight advantage by playing at home. Maybe some will think we are favourites but we need to confirm everything on the pitch, as always,” Italy coach Roberto Mancini said.

Euro 2008 and 2012 champions Spain, who will jointly host Group E in Bilbao with Dublin, play Sweden, Poland and playoff winner B - either Bosnia, Slovakia, Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Belgium’s opponents in Group B will be Denmark and Russia -who are both host nations - and Finland, who will be making their first appearance in a European Championship or World Cup. The Netherlands, who like Italy missed out on the last World Cup, were pitted against Ukraine, Austria and playoff winner A or D in Group C, which will be played in Amsterdam and Bucharest.

Under the complex rules, all host nations will play their group games at home, meaning a number of teams had been allocated their groups before the draw

“The rules are clear, they were accepted by everybody,” said UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti. “Portugal are in pot three because they didn’t win their group, and the winner of their group was Ukraine. And Ukraine, thanks to their results, are in pot one, and everybody accepts it because once again we have clear rules.” – Agencies 

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 01:00

          

Miss International 2019 - Final Result

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Salam guys..... adlau ini pitca 12 november 2019 nag live in final sin Miss International 2019 amun piya aun ha Tokyo, Japan. Ini in result niya. Aun 83 in contestants niya kataan.





Thailand Thailand - Sireethorn Leearamwat
Winner

Mexico Mexico - Andrea Toscano
1st Runner Up

Uganda Uganda - Evelyn Namatovu Karonde
2nd Runner Up

3rd Runner Up

United Kingdom United Kingdom - Harriotte Lane
4th Runner Up








TOP 8
Vietnam Vietnam - Nguyen Tuong San

Philippines Philippines - Bea Patricia Magtanong









TOP 15
Venezuela Venezuela - Melissa Jiménez

Hong Kong Hong Kong - Kaye Cheung

Netherlands Netherlands - Elize Joanne de Hong

Finland Finland - Jutta Kyllönen

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico - Ivana Carolina Irizarry

Belarus Belarus - Maria Perviy

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka - Pawani Vithanage









Continental Queens
Liberia Liberia - Naomi Nucia Glay
Miss International Africa

 Peru Peru - Maria Jose Barbis
Miss International America 

Thailand Thailand - Sireethorn Leearamwat
Miss International Asia

Netherlands Netherlands - Elize Joanne de Hong
  Miss International Europe
Hawaii Hawaii - Eunice Raquel Basco
Miss International Oceania 
  

 




Special Awards
Uganda Uganda - Evelyn Namatovu Karonde
Best In Swimsuit


Venezuela Venezuela - Melissa Jiménez
 Bes In Evening Gown



Guadeloupe Guadeloupe - Noemie Kribo Milne
Miss Photogenic

Vietnam Vietnam - Nguyen Tuong San
Best National Costume

Miss People's Choice Award – Missosology

Indonesia Indonesia - Jolene Marie Cholock-Rotinsulu
Panasonic Beauty Ambassador
Tunisia Tunisia - Sarra Brahmi
Miss Visit Japan Tourism  

          

Miss Tourism International 2019 - Final Result

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Hello ma kabagayan.... Yari ku piyos in result sin Miss Tourism International 2019 amun piya aun kabieh sin pitca 8 november 2019 ha Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ini in result niya.

Philippines Philippines - Cyrille Payumo
Winner

Indonesia Indonesia - Gabriella Patricia Mandolang
1st Runner Up 

Ukraine Ukraine - Katernya Kachashvili
2nd Runner Up

Poland Poland - Joanna Babynko
3rd Runner Up

Cambodia Cambodia - Chan Sotima 
4th Runner Up 






TOP 10
Thailand Thailand - Chompoonut Phungphon

India India -  Rhythm Singh Randhawa

Malaysia Malaysia - Cheryl Loo

Uganda Uganda - Kyeru Phiona
 
Estonia Estonia - Karolin Kippasto
 





SPECIAL AWARDS
Thailand Thailand - Chompoonut Phungphon
Miss South East Asia Tourism Ambassadress 2019/2020

Thailand Thailand - Chompoonut Phungphon
MISS DSWISS Beauty 

Thailand Thailand - Chompoonut Phungphon
Miss SOGO Trendsetter  

Indonesia Indonesia - Gabriella Patricia Mandolang
Miss AGAPE Wellness Beauty

Indonesia Indonesia - Gabriella Patricia Mandolang
Miss Popularity

Indonesia Indonesia - Gabriella Patricia Mandolang
Perak Tourism Ambassadress

Malaysia Malaysia - Cheryl Loo
Miss GINTELL Wellness

Malaysia Malaysia - Cheryl Loo
Miss Glamorous Carlo Rino

Malaysia Malaysia - Cheryl Loo
Miss Glorious Beautyful 

India India -  Rhythm Singh Randhawa
Best In Social Media 

India India -  Rhythm Singh Randhawa
Miss Legend Age Fascinating Lips 

Japan Japan - Kana Matsumura
Miss XMA Charm    

Philippines Philippines - Cyrille Payumo
Best National Costume

Bulgaria Bulgaria - Dzhenifar Ohanes Koyunian
Best In Talent

Australia Australia - Charli Kiarra Wookey
Miss Photogenic

Finland Finland - Daneila Kalvilainen
Miss Friendship

Ukraine Ukraine - Katernya Kachashvili
Miss Focus Point Dazzling

          

Miss Cosmopolitan World 2019 - Final Result

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Hello guys....
Yari ku siyulat in result sin Miss Cosmopolitan World 2019 amun piya aun sin pitca 25 october 2019 ha Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bandera de Nepal Nepal - Priya Rani Lama
Winner


Bandera de Malasia Malaysia - Christine Chai Xin Tze
1st Runner Up


Netherlands Netherlands - Marit Beets
2nd Runner Up


Philippines Philippines - Clarisa Maye Presa Isidro
3rd Runner Up



Russia Russia - Ekaterina Veinberger
4th Runner Up







TOP 12

Australia Australia - Kymberlee Virginia Street

Czech Republic Czech Republic - Amalie Foltynova

Finland Finland - Anna Opalko

Hong Kong Hong Kong - Lila Lam

Lithuania Lithuania - Agne Urbanaviciute

Moldova Moldova - Tatiana Lebedinets

Myanmar Myanmar - Wai Hnin Lwin Htun

          

The Phileas Club 137 - The UAE in space!

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The Phileas Club 137 - The UAE in space!

On this episode we talk about:
The space program in the UAE (and Coldplay in Jordan!)
African-American representation and impeachment proceedings in the US
Demonstrations and strikes in France and Finland
And more!

Remember you can support a show at http://www.patreon.com/ThePhileasClub

More info on the show:
The hosts are Mahmoud (@Herosan_83), Gunnar Carlson (@cigaradventures) and Patrick Beja (@NotPatrick)
The theme is by Daniel Beja (@misterdanielb), his amazing royalty free music is at MusicinCloud.com

Find out more and get more shows at http://frenchspin.com
          

Dec 26, Finland: Second Day of Christmas

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Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

Jan 01, Finland: New Year's Day

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New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

On the trail of Moomins in Finland

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LARGER than an igloo and just as solid, The Groke appears lost in her own icy thoughts. Gaze fixed on an empty space, Tove Jansson’s lumpy, lonely and largely misunderstood character bares her trademark grimace and, in keeping with the cult Moomin books, she’s literally frozen to the spot.
          

Ericsson investirá R$1 bi para desenvolver 5G no Brasil

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A fabricante sueca de equipamentos de telecomunicações Ericsson (ERICb.ST) planeja investir 1 bilhão de reais para ampliar sua fábrica em São José dos Campos (SP), desenvolvendo uma nova linha de montagem exclusivamente dedicada a produtos de tecnologia 5G que serão fornecidos para toda a América Latina. O movimento deve acirrar a competição com a finlandesa
          

12/2/2019: ALGEMEEN: Hou deze data alvast vrij

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België - Rusland Zaterdag 13 juni, 21u Denemarken - België Donderdag 18 juni, 21u Finland - België Maandag 22 juni, 21u Finale Zondag 12 juli, 21u eerder de kans op (goedkopere) tickets. Wie nog geen lid was van een fanclub en dat met het oog op...
          

Dreams from Finland

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Vaasa City Orchestra

Dreams from Finland, 23.4.2020 at 19.00
chamber music concert

Sofia Eklund, violin
Terje Männi, violin
Viktor Olaus Nygård, viola
Vladimir Reshetko, cello
Pontus Grans, double bass
Folke Gräsbeck, piano

Jean Sibelius: Pianoquintet in g minor JS 159
Jean Sibelius: Music from Mikael Lybecks play ”Ödlan” op. 8
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Ballad for harp and stringquintet
Harri Wessman: Serenade for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano (premier)

Tickets: 25 €
Senior, Vaasa city employee, unemployed: 21 €
Students, children: 10 €
Kuula-opisto pupil: 10 €
Parent to Kuula-opistos pupil: 15 €



Osta lippuja | Köp biljetter | Buy tickets
          

Strategies for leaving a note for myself in a library book for 20 years

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So I came across an interesting suggestion I want to try: writing myself a letter, then leaving it in a library book for 20 years to come back and get. But I need some strategies. I know some libraries semi-regularly pull unread books. And I don't want that. But if I pick a a higher traffic book it might get read and removed. So what's a book that a librarian won't cull even if no one reads it? Also should I go with a big library (NYPL Main one) or a small one in a random locale (small town in Finland)?
          

Pauanne

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Folk fiction from Finland!

Köp biljett


          

568646-2019: Finlande-Vaasa: Matériaux et structures de construction; produits auxiliaires pour la construction (à l'exception des appareils électriques)

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568548-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Matériaux de construction et articles connexes

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Empezó la operación comercial del tren de carga entre Santa Marta y La Dorada

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LA PATRIA | SANTA MARTA

El corredor férreo entre La Dorada y Santa Marta comenzó a operar de forma comercial y regular con tres trenes de carga semanales.

La Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI) y el Consorcio Ibines indicaron que se transportan desde La Dorada hasta Santa Marta por lo menos 90 toneladas de productos como vajillas, café y cerámica. La carga es de exportación y llegará a Panamá, Estados Unidos y Finlandia.

"Esta es la primera operación de esta naturaleza que se realiza desde que arrancó la operación del tren entre Santa Marta y La Dorada, hace tres meses. Se trata de tres plataformas cargadas con cerámica dirigida a Panamá, vajillas para Estados Unidos y un contenedor con café para Finlandia”, aseguró Manuel Felipe Gutiérrez, presidente de la ANI.

Objetivo

Esta iniciativa involucra empresas como el Puerto de Santa Marta, Santa Marta International Company (Smitco), Consorcio Ibines, contratista de obra de los corredores Bogotá - Belencito y La Dorada - Chiriguaná, y Ferrocarriles del Norte de Colombia (Fenoco S.A.), que tiene en concesión el corredor Chiriguaná - Santa Marta.

El objetivo es consolidar la operación comercial que se inicia cada jueves en el Puerto de Santa Marta y finaliza los domingos en el mismo punto.

La ANI invitó a organizaciones empresariales y compañías a usar el tren como medio de transporte de carga, con el fin de impulsar este corredor férreo de 767 kilómetros y que atraviesa cinco departamentos: Magdalena, César, Santander, Antioquia y Caldas.

Esta operación se complementa con la reactivación de la navegabilidad del río Magdalena que comenzó a principios de este mes con el transporte de carga desde Cartagena hasta La Gloria (Cesar).


          

Arrancó la operación comercial del corredor férreo entre Santa Marta y La Dorada para carga de exportación

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90 toneladas de roductos como vajillas, café y cerámica con destino a Panamá, Estados Unidos y Finlandia, respectivamente, fue la carga que hizo parte de la primera operación comercial que se transportó en el corredor férreo entre La Dorada y Santa Marta, a cargo de la Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI).

Aunque el corredor estaba en funcionamiento hace tres meses, solo se estaban haciendo pruebas.

La finalidad ahora es que los empresarios usen el tren como medio de transporte de carga y así impulsar este corredor, que comienza en Caldas y sigue por Antioquia, Santander, César y termina en Magdalena.

La ANI invita a los interesados en conocer más sobre este trayecto escribir al correo electrónico subetealtren@ani.gov.co


          

Le robot renifleur pour détecter les cancers

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Les recherches sur l’utilisation de nez artificiels pour détecter les cancers s’accélèrent. Des chercheurs finlandais ont présenté en juin un appareil de ce type, capable de déceler les tissus cancéreux en cours d’opération chirurgicale. Explications.
          

Slapen in bijzondere accommodaties in Finland waar je geen oog dicht wilt doen

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Op vakantie in Finland kunnen toeristen kiezen uit duizend en een hotels en motels. Maar vakantiegangers die een keer iets anders willen, komen in Finland ook ruimschoots aan hun trekken. Er zijn bijzondere accommodaties om de overweldigende sterrenhemel en het noorderlicht vanuit het comfort van je bed te bewonderen. Wat te denken van een overnachting in hotelkamer gemaakt van blokken ijs, een iglo van glas, een houten ‘kota’ met panoramisch glazen dak of in weelde verblijven in een van de meest luxe lodges in Finland – Járvi Lodge, vanuit een hut beren spotten of in een ijshotel logeren.

Het bericht Slapen in bijzondere accommodaties in Finland waar je geen oog dicht wilt doen verscheen eerst op Verkeersbureaus.info.


          

570367-2019: Finlande-Tampere: Services de défense

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Paper 1st anniversary gift or stocking filler for women: daisy flower with personalised message. by artangel

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10.00 GBP

A perfect 1st (paper) anniversary gift or stocking filler, this little acrylic bottle has a tiny paper daisy inside. Your personalised message can also be added to the tag tied around the bottle neck.

The bottle has a tiny cork topper. Your message will be hand-written in black ink on a white tag, and tied around the bottle neck with white thread.

The bottle measures approx. 4.5 cm x 1.7 cm and will arrive in a white organza bag, ready for gifting.

Your message can be up to 25 characters.

As this item is made to order, please allow 3 business days for your bottle to be made, in addition to postage time. Thank you!

You can find more of my work here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/artangel***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you.
If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
Thank you!


          

Mistletoe Christmas ornament. Hand-painted decoration / wood bauble in green & white. by artangel

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6.00 GBP

A hand painted wooden Christmas bauble with an unusual mistletoe design. In classic white and soft green, with a white satin ribbon hanger.

The back of the bauble is plain white (shown in picture 4) and it measures approx. 4" (10 cm).

You can see more of my work here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you.
If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
Thank you!

***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Sunday December 15th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you. If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.

Thank you!


          

570133-2019: Finlande-Forssa: Services de pratique médicale

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Christmas dinosaur ornament in gold, modern alternative party decoration or quirky home gift by artangel

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10.00 GBP

This gold dinosaur would be a great talking point in your Christmas decor, or makes the perfect gift for a dinosaur lover who wants to add a modern, alternative touch to their home!

Free-standing, the dinosaur measures approx. 5 inches (12.5 cm) wide, and 4 inches (10 cm) tall.

He is made of plastic and been hand-painted in metallic gold.

You can browse the rest of my shop (including other dinosaurs!) here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel


***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you.
If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
Thank you!


          

Dark teal blue and gold Christmas tree decorations. Stag's head ornaments / modern wood baubles. by artangel

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9.00 GBP

A set of 3 Christmas ornaments in deep teal blue and gold.

Each ornament consists of a teal blue wooden bauble, topped with a gold wooden bauble with a laser cut stag's head.

Hand-painted and perfect for a modern country, woodland or rustic scheme.

Ornaments come with gold satin ribbon for hanging.

Backs are plain teal blue (shown in picture 4).

Size: Approx. 8 x 8 cm.

You can see more of my work here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you.
If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
Thank you!

***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Sunday December 15th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you. If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.

Thank you!


          

570130-2019: Finlande-Joensuu: Services de santé

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Fun Christmas decor, gold dinosaur ornament, dino lover gift by artangel

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10.00 GBP

A fun dinosaur Christmas ornament, made from plastic and painted in metallic gold.

He measures approx. 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) wide, and 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall.

Free standing and can be displayed on a table, shelf, bookcase etc.

You can see more of my shop (including other dinosaur options!) here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel


***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you.
If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
Thank you!


          

570127-2019: Finlande-Kuusamo: Services de santé et services sociaux

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570072-2019: Finlande-Turku: Services prestés par les cardiologues

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569928-2019: Finlande-Jyväskylä: Services de publicité et de marketing

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569850-2019: Finlande-Rovaniemi: Services de réparation et d'entretien

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569420-2019: Finlande-Espoo: Services de réparation et d'entretien d'installations de bâtiments

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569419-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Services de santé et services sociaux

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569363-2019: Finlande-Espoo: Services de réparation et d'entretien

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How thePOOSH.org Change my Life - Guest Post by POOSHer Henri Lokki (Finland)

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Let's get this strait from the beginning - my journey with thePOOSH.org has been life changing.  I feel that I have learned so much and met so many people full of life that it has shifted my understanding of the world to a whole different level.  But in order to bring you to the same page with me, and to give you a glimpse on how fitting I find thePOOSH to be in solving some of the acute difficulties we face today in our world, let me start with my very own situation some years ago.


          

569200-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Services de téléphonie et de transmission de données

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569019-2019: Finlande-Pirkkala: Machines, appareils, équipements et consommables électriques; éclairage

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568543-2019: Finlande-Pirkkala: Machines, appareils, équipements et consommables électriques; éclairage

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El ejemplo de Finlandia para acabar con el círculo vicioso de la pobreza en España

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Mientras los organismos internacionales alertan sobre la posibilidad de tener que afrontar una nueva crisis global en un horizonte no excesivamente lejano, las severas cicatrices resultantes de la anterior permanecen aún visibles en el Viejo Continente. Sin duda, la prueba más evidente la hallamos en el dramático aumento de personas sin techo que se produjo … Continuar leyendo "El ejemplo de Finlandia para acabar con el círculo vicioso de la pobreza en España"
          

4th European Language Resource Coordination Conference

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Today is the first day of the 4th ELRC Conference in Helsinki, Finland
          

Salto femminile - Elena Runggaldier batte compagne e finlandesi a Rovaniemi

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A due settimane dal via della Coppa del Mondo l'azzurra si è imposta nettamente in Finlandia...
          

Der Poststreik in Finnland ist – mit einigen wichtigen Erfolgen – beendet. Jetzt beginnt die nächste Konfrontation im „Streikherbst Finnlands“: Aussperrung in der Papierindustrie

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Demonstration von rund 250 Beschäftigten beim Hauptpostamt Helsinki am 12.11.2019Zwei Faktoren waren es, die zum großen Teil erfolgreichen Ende des Poststreiks in Finnland führten – mit dem die Versuche des Unternehmens, neue Lohndiskriminierungen einzuführen (erst einmal?), abgewehrt wurden: Die Entschlossenheit der rund 10.000 Streikenden, den Kampf notfalls auch noch wochenlang weiter zu führen und die massive Solidarität der finnischen Gewerkschaftsbewegung, die sich in einer wachsenden Zahl von Solidaritätsstreiks ausdrückte (über deren Zulässigkeit nach finnischem Gesetz hatten wir bereits berichtet – siehe den Verweis am Ende dieses Beitrags). In der Meldung „The postal strike is over and a new collective agreement reached“ am 29. November 2019 bei den Trade Union News from Finland wird berichtet, dass das Unternehmen darauf verzichtet habe, die geplante Maßnahme (ein neues Besoldungsschema für 700 Beschäftigten im Paket-Sortierdienst sollte durch ihre „Überstellung“ an eine Tochterfirma aufgezwungen werden) durchzuführen. Auch hier wird die besondere Wirkung der beiden oben genannten Faktoren nochmals ausführlich und konkret unterstrichen. Siehe dazu auch eine Meldung zur beginnenden Auseinandersetzung in der Holz- und Papierindustrie mit Verweis auf weitere Branchen, in denen Auseinandersetzungen anstehen könnten - und den Hinweis auf unseren letzten Bericht zum finnischen Poststreik

Der Beitrag Der Poststreik in Finnland ist – mit einigen wichtigen Erfolgen – beendet. Jetzt beginnt die nächste Konfrontation im „Streikherbst Finnlands“: Aussperrung in der Papierindustrie erschien zuerst auf LabourNet Germany.


          

Hija ya Papa Francisko nchini Japan: Salam, baraka na matashi mema kwa viongozi wa serikali

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Baba Mtakatifu amewatumia salam na matashi mema wakuu wa nchi ya Japan, Urussi, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Jamhuri ya watu wa Czech, Slovenia, Croatia pamoja na Italia. Kwa namna ya pekee kabisa, Papa amemshukuru Mfalme Naruhito wa Japan na watu wote wa Mungu nchini humo, kwa mapokezi ya makubwa na ukarimu waliomwonjesha wakati wa hija yake Japan.
          

Kisakallio brings phenomenal learning and winter sports to China

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Finland is world-renowned for its education system and doesn’t fare poorly in winter sports either. Now the two have come together in a unique range of education export products which are proving popular in China.

The post Kisakallio brings phenomenal learning and winter sports to China appeared first on Good News from Finland.


          

De ändlösa krigen: 1496, i sydöstra Finland (Olofsborg, Savolax), i dokumenterat samiska trakter

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Olofsborg, Olavinlinna, ligger i södra Savolax vid staden Nyslott  Vi är alltså i sydöstra Finland. Här fanns skattande samer på 1540-talet. Nyslott heter Savonlinna på finska;: och det betyder ju ungefär Savoslott. Olofsborg med Nyslott är beläget på holmar och öar invid Kyrönsalmi, i det stora Saimen (Saimaa)-sjösystemet, som fram till 1700-talet hette Lapwesi, som … Fortsätt läsa De ändlösa krigen: 1496, i sydöstra Finland (Olofsborg, Savolax), i dokumenterat samiska trakter
          

De ändlösa krigen: 1496, i sydöstra Finland, i dokumenterat samiska trakter

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Olofsborg, Olavinlinna, ligger i södra Savolax vid staden Nyslott  Vi är alltså i sydöstra Finland. Här fanns skattande samer på 1540-talet. Nyslott heter Savonlinna på finska;: och det betyder ju ungefär Savoslott. Olofsborg med Nyslott är beläget på holmar och öar invid Kyrönsalmi, i det stora Saimen (Saimaa)-sjösystemet, som fram till 1700-talet hette Lapwesi, som … Fortsätt läsa De ändlösa krigen: 1496, i sydöstra Finland, i dokumenterat samiska trakter
          

B o t h n i a n Sámis in 650 AD! (Theme Pre-historic Finland’s Sámi society: subsistence, interactions and traces from ancient times) Recent knowledge in short.

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During the Iron Age starting from at least Migration Age we can state Sámi presence along the Bothnian Sea. So far on the ”right shores”, none on the left. Anyway; the chance to find also on Swedish side seem to grow in a fast pace. Thus: as we nowadays know Iron age Sámi did populate … Fortsätt läsa B o t h n i a n Sámis in 650 AD! (Theme Pre-historic Finland’s Sámi society: subsistence, interactions and traces from ancient times) Recent knowledge in short.
          

Harp Performances (Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851

On three Saturdays in December, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present performances of period music, performed by harpist Elysia Roman. Set amidst the historic rooms, decorated for the holidays, Ms. Roman’s performances are not formal concerts, but are meant to be enjoyed as visitors tour the house. Roman will perform holiday songs that are now classics but were brand new during the Gilded Age like What Child Is This? (1865) and Away in a Manger (1882), along with elegant classical music from the same period including Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune (1890) and Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia (1899).

Before studying harp at the collegiate level, Elysia Roman performed many times at Carnegie Hall and Ozawa Hall, among many other famous concert halls. She toured Asia with an orchestral ensemble in 2012 and performed that same year at the World Harp Congress. Beginning studies at the age of nine, Elysia has maintained an attitude of excellence, passion and dedication throughout her musical studies and professional career. Her full sound and expert tone production can fill cathedrals and historic mansions alike.

The performances are included in the price of site admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors and students with an ID; and children 12 and under are free.


          

USA concludes World Wheelchair B on winning note

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USA falls to Germany at World Wheelchair B Championship

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Fast start fuels Czech win over USA

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Harp Performances (Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851

On three Saturdays in December, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present performances of period music, performed by harpist Elysia Roman. Set amidst the historic rooms, decorated for the holidays, Ms. Roman’s performances are not formal concerts, but are meant to be enjoyed as visitors tour the house. Roman will perform holiday songs that are now classics but were brand new during the Gilded Age like What Child Is This? (1865) and Away in a Manger (1882), along with elegant classical music from the same period including Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune (1890) and Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia (1899).

Before studying harp at the collegiate level, Elysia Roman performed many times at Carnegie Hall and Ozawa Hall, among many other famous concert halls. She toured Asia with an orchestral ensemble in 2012 and performed that same year at the World Harp Congress. Beginning studies at the age of nine, Elysia has maintained an attitude of excellence, passion and dedication throughout her musical studies and professional career. Her full sound and expert tone production can fill cathedrals and historic mansions alike.

The performances are included in the price of site admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors and students with an ID; and children 12 and under are free.


          

Kupczak i Cieślar zainaugurują sezon w Ruce!

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Już za kilka dni kombinatorzy norwescy rozpoczną sezon zimowy. Tradycyjnie pierwsze zawody Pucharu Świata odbędą się w Ruce. W Finlandii wystartuje dwóch reprezentantów Polski - Szczepan Kupczak i Adam Cieślar.
          

Harp Performances (Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851

On three Saturdays in December, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present performances of period music, performed by harpist Elysia Roman. Set amidst the historic rooms, decorated for the holidays, Ms. Roman’s performances are not formal concerts, but are meant to be enjoyed as visitors tour the house. Roman will perform holiday songs that are now classics but were brand new during the Gilded Age like What Child Is This? (1865) and Away in a Manger (1882), along with elegant classical music from the same period including Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune (1890) and Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia (1899).

Before studying harp at the collegiate level, Elysia Roman performed many times at Carnegie Hall and Ozawa Hall, among many other famous concert halls. She toured Asia with an orchestral ensemble in 2012 and performed that same year at the World Harp Congress. Beginning studies at the age of nine, Elysia has maintained an attitude of excellence, passion and dedication throughout her musical studies and professional career. Her full sound and expert tone production can fill cathedrals and historic mansions alike.

The performances are included in the price of site admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors and students with an ID; and children 12 and under are free.


          

20 years ago: Napster vs CuteMX, movie industry gets its own boogieman: DeCSS

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20 years ago: Napster vs CuteMX, movie industry gets its own boogieman: DeCSS

In our article series, we're digging into AfterDawn's news archive and looking what happened exactly 20 years ago. This article series also celebrates AfterDawn's 20th anniversary.

So, we're digging into our news archive and trying to figure out what was hot and what was not, back in November, 1999 when our site was only four months old. I'd like to remind you, our readers, that back then, AfterDawn was strictly focused on digital audio and video technologies and reporting events in those genres. More generic "all about tech" arrived to our site much later.

New file sharing software pop up almost daily



As Napster has grabbed the headlines across the world, competitors appear on almost daily basis to take a slice of the growing file sharing business. Legal or not, there's a goldrush among software developers those days, hoping that somehow, file sharing would be deemed legal and one of the players would emerge out of the wars as the winner.

In our news back in November, 1999, we covered several software releases related to file sharing software. One of the strongest players back then was CuteMX. Software itself didn't live for very long, as the developers decided to call it quits after Napster's troubles with the law started to grow. But for a very short time, back then, it was considered as the top contender to Napster - superior technically in many ways.

CuteMX was actually developed by a company behind still-existing popular FTP client, CuteFTP and the decision to pull out of the file sharing business was probably the right one, as the company still exists - unlike most of those companies that released their own P2P clients back then. We covered CuteMX's story quite often in November, 1999

Napster itself had a busy month, too, as RIAA finally had enough of its popularity and sued Napster. This began one of the most closely watched trial of the late 1990s. As we know, ultimately, RIAA won the case and Napster, as it was, haven't existed in years. Despite the troubles, Napster's software development was at full speed, as the company released Napster v2.0 for Windows and first-ever official Linux client.

Physical MP3 players here and there


As MP3s were The Thing back then, there was also massive rush to introduce new products to that segment. In 1999, tons of new portable MP3 players were introduced. Most notable one was probably the Sony's announcement to develop its own MP3 player - considering that Sony Music was one of the major record labels, suing pretty much everybody who were into file sharing business. And in those days, legal MP3 files were extremely rare, unless you ripped your own CDs for your personal use (and even that was illegal in some jurisdictions).

In portable MP3 player scene there was also a new trend rising, as Microsoft tried to get its own WMA format to compete against MP3s. Biggest portable MP3 player manufacturer in those days was Rio who decided to add support for WMA files with their upcoming new products. A big win for Microsoft. And yes, Sony had signed a similar deal with Microsoft, too.

Smaller manufacturers tried to do different things: Lik Sang released their DVD / VCD / MP3 player and first commercial car stereo capable of playing MP3s was released, too. Also, world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer in those days was Swedish Ericsson who announced that their upcoming mobile phones would support MP3 playback.

Cloud storage emerges


Nowadays we pretty much take it for the granted that Google provides us free 15GB cloud storage, Dropbox has 2GB free storage and Apple offers 5GB of iCloud storage. Back in 1999 most people didn't have HDDs that big. And most of the connected world was still using dial-up modems to connect to the Internet.

But despite these limitations, first cloud storage services started to appear back then. Company called NetDrive.com started offering a whopping 100MB free online storage back in November, 1999. This was unbelievable back then. Most free email providers, for example, had a limit of 2MB or 10MB for the client's inbox, email attachments had to be less than 1MB in size, etc. Storage was extremely expensive in 1999 when you compare it to current prices.

Obviously, the massive CPM prices online advertising used to pay back in 1999, before the dot-com crash, made such offers possible, even financially.

Online streaming starts to grow


Nobody imagined that online streaming would crush physical files (not to mention physical media) so completely, as it has done today. But online streaming was a growing business back then, too, despite the obvious problems (slow internet speeds, bad compression technologies, etc).

Artists started offering selected singles as legal streams and VH1 even started offering full albums, legally, through streaming.

Researchers also guestimated how Internet will shaped the music business in years to come. One research study concluded that online music business will be worth $5.2 in 2005, in six years' time.

Well, looking back, the actual figure was less than that, only $1.1 billion in 2005 when only digital sales were counted. But the research study in 1999 also included sales of physical CDs through online retailers to that figure. So, it probably was pretty accurate - or even modest - estimate of what really happened six years later.

Other news


One of the most interesting news was definitely the small blurp about Streambox VCR. Streambox VCR was a small software that allowed capturing RealAudio and RealVideo streams as physical files to your own computer.

As said, legal streaming was growing back then and by capturing legal streams, you could theoretically build your own music library, without having to use (bit risky) file sharing apps. As said, buying digital music was pretty much impossible back in 1999 - so in order to have a massive digital audio library of your own, you had to resort to illegal activies, one way or another.

Streambox VCR actually became one of the most popular software ever to be downloaded from our software section until we had to remove it back in mid-2000s when European Union Copyright Directive came into force here in Finland (AfterDawn's home country).

And then there was the "Napster of the movie industry", the boogieman that scared MPAA into full litigation mode for years to come, DeCSS. A small piece of code that allowed removing copy protection mechanisms built into commercial DVD discs. Release of that small software opened the floodgates to full-blown DVD piracy across the world.

The birth of the DeCSS was actually made possible by a bug in official DVD player software, developed by Xing Technology. Company had forgot to encrypt their DVD decryption key and some smart people found that unencrypted key from the software and used it to create the DeCSS tool.

So, that's a brief summary of some of the highlights in our news 20 years ago. If you want to get more of these flashbacks, here are the other "20 years ago" articles we've published so far:

News in October, 1999: Mobile phones about to play MP3s?!

News in August, 1999: Matrix vs Titanic

News in July, 1999: Winamp vs Sonique - The era of Windows customizations

News in June, 1999: AfterDawn launches, ancient software updates and more

P.S. Yes, we missed the September, 1999 coverage. We'll fix that as soon as we can. Apologies.

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Suggest new bands/artists to JMA : Maisemat [Finland]

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El accidente de Chernoby, III parte

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Despues de Chernobyl

El desarrollo de la energia nuclear como fuente de produccion de energia electrica recibio su primer golpe tras el accidente de 1979 en Three Mile Island, Estados Unidos pues provoco que la construccion de nuevas plantas nucleares cayera desde una media de 24 nuevos reactores anuales, en la decada previa al accidente, a solo 10 en la decada posterior.

El accidente llevo, ademas, a modificaciones en los diseños de nuevos reactores y tambien a que se incrementaran sus especificaciones de seguridad. Estos cambios se aplicaron tambien a reactores en construccion lo que genero inevitables retrasos en su construccion y aumentos tambien en sus costos.

Reactores nucleares que iniciaron su construccion en el mundo en cada año, entre 1955-2014

Sin embargo, las consecuencias del accidente en Chernobyl fueron mucho mas serias y de largo plazo para la industria pues socavo la confianza del mundo hacia la energia nuclear lo que llevo a muchos  paises a interrumpir ya sea planes de desarrollo futuro para instalar energia nuclear o la continuidad en la operacion de programas nucleares. Por ello, entre 1986 y 2002 no se construyo ninguna planta electrica a energia nuclear en los paises de America del Norte y de Europa occidental y no solo por la presion de la opinion publica sino tambien debido a que subieron de manera significativa los costos de los seguros y disminuyo la rentabilidad de la energia nuclear.

En la URSS, en tanto, se congelo la construccion de decenas de nuevos bloques de energia en las plantas electricas a energia nuclear en diferentes provincias y republicas.

El accidente de Chernobyl, ademas, se produjo en un momento mas que inoportuno para el mercado de la energia nuclear y las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero pues en los siguientes 25 años despues del accidente la demanda por electricidad se duplico a nivel global al tiempo que declino la construccion de centrales nucleares. Producto de lo anterior, la participacion de la energia nuclear en la produccion de energia electrica a nivel global paso de 18% en 1996 a solo 11% en 2014.

El grafico superior permite ver en trazado continuo azul la generacion de electricidad a partir de energia nuclear en el mundo en tanto que en rojo se observa el % que la energia nuclear representa dentro de las distintas fuentes de generacion de electricidad. Se puede observa que la produccion de energia electrica a partir de energia nuclear se estabiliza en el siglo XXI y cae despues del accidente de Fukushima. En tanto, su % a nivel global, dentro del total de las fuentes que producen electricidad, cae sostenidamente en el siglo XXI.

Energia nuclear hoy

Actualmente, existen en el mundo 444 reactores nucleares* en actividad en 31 paises, los cuales producen un porcentaje cada vez menor de la electricidad a nivel mundial, hoy de 11%**. En contraste, cerca del 80% de la produccion global de electricidad corre a cuenta de energias fosiles, como el gas, el petroleo o el carbon.
*La mayoria de los reactores actuales fueron construidos en las decadas de 1970 y 1980 lo que les da una edad promedio en torno a 30 años. Los reactores mas viejos se encuentran en los Estados Unidos, con una edad media entre 35-40 años. En tanto, en la Union Europea y las ex naciones sovieticas su edad alcanza una media en torno a 30 años.
**El 10,55% que aporta la energia nuclear la deja en segundo lugar tras la hidroelectricidad (16%) como fuente de energia que no utiliza combustibles fosiles para producir electricidad.


Hoy la capacidad de generacion de energia a partir de centrales nucleares es de 345 GW. Como pueden apreciar en el grafico superior el peak de generacion se alcanzo en 2005, con 378 GW, capacidad que ha ido mermando debido a los reactores que han ido saliendo del mercado despues del accidente de Fukushima, como es el caso de Alemania que cerro 8 reactores en 2011.

Dentro de la jibarizada industria nuclear hay un continente que ha ido recorriendo una direccion distinta: Asia, continente que se encuentra hoy liderando la industria nuclear a nivel global habiendo agregado 51 nuevos reactores entre 1996 y 2016, periodo en el cual el resto del mundo ha construido solo 30 de ellos. China, en particular, tiene los reactores mas nuevos en el mundo, con una edad promedio inferior a los 8 años.

Si miramos al resto del mundo podemos ver que Africa cuenta con solo una central nuclear en operacion para produccion de energia electrica, en Koeburg, Sudafrica. Sudamerica, en tanto, cuenta con 2, una en Argentina y otra en Brasil.

El grafico permite apreciar la generacion de GW a partir de energia nuclear entre 1955-2014 para distintas naciones. El predominio global lo mantienen los Estados Unidos y Francia mientras que Japon ha caido drasticamente. En tanto, distintos paises asiaticos, como China, Corea del Sur y Rusia (euro-asiatico), han ido subiendo significativamente su produccion de energia electrica.

En los 31 paises que utilizan energia nuclear esta constituye una parte significativa de su generacion de energia electrica. El primer lugar lo tiene Francia, con 72%, seguido de Ucrania, con 55%, Suecia, con 40% y Corea del Sur, con 27%, tras los cuales hay una serie de paises con cerca de un 20%: Estados Unidos, Reino Unido, Rusia.

En terminos de kW/hora anuales el primer lugar de la produccion global lo tiene Estados Unidos, con 804 mil millones, seguido por Francia, con 379 mil millones, China, con 210 mil millones y Rusia con 203 mil millones.

Futuro de la energia nuclear


Por mas de 30 años en paises desarrollados como los Estados Unidos, Canada, en paises miembros de la Union Europa o en Japon la energia atomica fue o ha seguido siendo la principal fuente de produccion de energia electrica sin relacion con hidrocarburos. Ademas, en algunos paises juega un rol fundamental en su seguridad energetica. Sin embargo, el futuro de esta energia es indefinido debido a cuestiones politicas, factores economicos y a la posicion de los reguladores en paises desarrollados, donde se comienzan a cerrar viejas AES.

En total en el mundo se encuentra en construccion 56 nuevos reactores y hasta 2030 se planean construir otros 153 lo que, a proposito, llevara a un aumento en la demanda por uranio natural hasta las 98 mil toneladas para 2030.

En el mercado del uranio casi un 90% de la produccion proviene de paises que practicamente no lo utilizan mientras que casi un 90% de la demanda es de paises que practicamente no lo producen. 
En 2017 casi 3/4 de su produccion era responsabilidad de 3 paises: Kazaxstan (39%), Canada (22%) y Australia (10%). En terminos de demanda esta proviene en los ultimos años principalmente de paises aisaticos.

Actualmente, operan 142 centrales nucleares en 30 paises y a pesar de su uso decreciente hay naciones que estan hoy apostando por su uso en el futuro.

Asi, en Bangladesh, donde no existe produccion de electricidad a partir de energia nuclear, su Ministro de ciencia y tecnologia, Yafesh Osman afirmo a fines de 2018 en una cumbre en Moscu que: "Bangladesh padece de manera relevante las consecuencias del cambio climatico por lo cual nosotros entendemos la importancia de utilizar ese modo de generar energia electrica que no provocara daños colaterales. Ademas de eso, el costo de la energia atomica es bajo".

Otro ejemplo destacable es el de Arabia Saudita, el mayor productor y consumidor de energia electrica entre los paises del Golfo persico, de la cual un 41% se produce a partir de petroleo y un 59% de gas, y que espera hacia 2040 producir un 15% de sus necesidades de energia electrica con energia nuclear. De todos modos, sus aspiraciones para diversificar su matriz parecen mas enfocadas a contrapesar a su archirrival en Medio Oriente: Iran, con el proposito de estar en condiciones de desarrollar armas nucleares en caso de que Iran diera ese primer paso. Y, de hecho, los saudies ya estan poniendo en operacion su primer reactor nuclear de investigacion.


En tanto, Hungria produce en la actualidad casi la mitad de su energia electrica a partir de energia nuclear a cuenta de su unica central nuclear, Paksh*(imagen superior), y esperan aumentar esa cuota hasta un 90% en 2030 luego de que se complete la construccion y puesta en operacion de 2 nuevos reactores.
*Puesta en operacion el 28 de diciembre de 1982. Cuenta con una potencia electrica de 1940 MW a partir de la operacion de 4 bloques energeticos. En diciembre de 2014 se firmaron los documentos para la construccion de un 5to y 6to bloques energeticos.


En paises como Rusia, China, India, Republica de Corea, Estados Unidos, Canada y Finlandia se elaboran y desarrollan programas para el desarrollo intensivo de energia nuclear. Para 2020, en la India se habran construido entre 20 y 30 nuevos bloques de energia, mientras que en China se considera incrementar la potencia total hasta 50 GW.

En Rusia existen 31 centrales nucleares para produccion de electricidad, lo que implica un 16% en el aporte a la produccion global de energia del pais mientras que para 2020 se espera subir ese porcentaje a 25-30%.

Sin embargo, en muchos paises aparecen perspectivas mas que confusas frente a la energia atomica debido a que en los paises desarrollados se puede producir una brusca disminucion en el numero de sus AES. Segun los partidarios de la energia atomica, ese hecho llevara a un aumento de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero* en miles de millones de toneladas. 
*Aumento de temperatura en las capas mas bajas de la atmosfera debido a la presencia sobretodo de vapor de agua, metano y CO2 en capas superiores de la misma, lo que permite la conservacion de calor sobre la superficie terrestre. Debemos tener presente que si no existiera la atmosfera la temperatura sobre la superficie terrestre seria de -18°C. 

Si se consideran las cifras a nivel global se puede observar que si no se toman nuevas decisiones politicas hacia 2025 las economias desarrolladas podrian perder 1/4 de su capacidad instalada en energia atomica y 2/3 para 2040.

Cantidad de reactores en operacion en el mundo hasta 2016 (en purpura) y luego proyeccion de los mismos. Estan marcados 3 accidentes de centrales nucleares para generacion de electricidad, el de 1979 en Three Mile Island, en Estados Unidos, el de Chernobyl en 1996 y el de Fukushima, en 2011. Puede verse que el primero de ellos no afecto mayormente la industria nuclear pero si lo hizo el de Chernobyl que estanco la puesta en operacion de nuevos reactores, hecho que solo se ha acentuado con los años.

Para los especialistas que apoyan el uso de la energia nuclear el punto clave en relacion a su uso en el futuro tiene que ver, en primer lugar, con el incremento de la poblacion humana, luego con los requirimientos per capita de energia de los seres humanos, pues se presentara una demanda creciente de energia y, finalmente, con las reservas de energia existentes en nuestro planeta.

Los partidarios de la energia nuclear afirman que ante la expectativas de agotamiento del petroleo en 50 años, del gas en 100 años y del carbon, dentro de 5 siglos, deberian abocarse todos los esfuerzos a generar reactores capaces de operar con U-238, el isotopo mas abundante de este mineral (cuyas existencias serian suficientes para varios cientos de miles de años) dado que las reservas de U-235, mineral que constituye apenas un 0,72% del uranio existente en la naturaleza se extinguiran en 100 años mas.

Aumento de poblacion a tasas crecientes

Entre 2000-2018 la poblacion crecio en un 20% en casi todos los continentes salvo en Europa donde practicamente se estanco y en Africa, donde crecio en un 50%

Si observamos la evolucion de poblacion en la Tierra, podemos ver que para alcanzar los primeros mil millones de habitantes tuvimos que recorrer practicamente toda la historia humana, pues se requirio el periodo que va desde la prehistoria hasta 1800. Sin embargo, para alcanzar los siguientes mil millones se requirio cada vez menos tiempo. Asi, los 2 mil millones se alcanzaron dentro de 130 años, los 3 mil millones tras 30 años y en la actualidad agregar un nuevo 1 mil millon de personas requiere apenas 13 años. A pesar de este ritmo exhorbitante de aumento de poblacion, desde 1990 su velocidad de aumento comenzo a reducirse estimandose que se estabilice en 12 mil millones hacia 2150.

El grafico superior permite apreciar que en America, Australia y Europa el crecimiento poblacional se encuentra detenido mientras que en Asia esta creciendo a tasas cada vez mas bajas, esperandose que a mediados de siglo se detenga o incluso disminuya. Un caso totalmente distinto es el de Africa, donde la poblacion crece sin control debido a sus creencias religiosas y ancestrales que relegan a la mujer a un rol de procreadora y donde los Estados no tienen gran representatividad e influencia entre los clanes que habitan los territorios que deberian mantener bajo su administracion, por lo que las perspectivas son de que Africa represente el 50% de la poblacion mundial hacia fines de siglo.

Si para entonces cada ser humano requerira en promedio 4 kW diario de energia (hoy esa cifra es de 2 kW) entonces la produccion de energia en la Tierra deberia aumentar a 5*10 elevado a 4 GW (siendo hoy de 1,76). La pregunta es, obviamente una sola: De donde se obtendra toda esa energia adicional requerida?

Los partidarios de la energia nuclear consideran como la opcion mas adecuada este tipo de energia, a partir de las siguientes ventajas:

1. El gran volumen energetico del combustible utilizado, pues 1 kg de uranio, enriquecido a un 4%, si se consume por completo, genera energia equivalente a la combustion de 100 toneladas de carbon de piedra de alta calidad o de 60 toneladas de petroleo.

2. Posibilidad de volver a utilizar el combustible (despues de su regeneracion), a diferencia de las cenizas y escorias de otros tipos de combustible.

3. La energia nuclear no favorece el efecto invernadero.

Anualmente las centrales nucleares en Europa permiten evitar la emision de 700 millones de toneladas de CO2. En tanto, las centrales en operacion en Rusia evitan la emision a la atmosfera de 210 millones de toneladas de CO2. De ese modo, el desarrollo intenso de la energia nuclear se puede considerar indirectamente como uno de los metodos para evitar el calentamiento global.

De hecho el uso industrial de la energia nuclear impide arrojar a la atmosfera 2 Gigatoneladas de CO2 al año, lo que equivale a las emisiones anuales de 400 millones de automoviles por lo que podria constituirse en un elemento central de los acuerdos de la Cumbre climatica de Paris* que pretenden llevar la produccion energetica mundial a una matriz que no utilice carbon. 
*Cumbre de las Naciones Unidas realizada en Paris, en 2015 en que se acordo reducir el calentamiento global a un maximo de +1,5°C a 2050 y contar con una emision nula de gases que generan efecto invernadero hacia la misma fecha.

4. Por otra parte, la energia atomica no tiene las deficiencias de las llamadas fuentes alternativas de energia. Asi, los gastos para la produccion de baterias solares superan todos los ingresos que se obtienen con la energia que generan. En tanto, los molinos de viento tienen poca potencia, un alto costo y restricciones ecologicas. Su instalacion modifica significativamente el paisaje mientras que el infrasonido que provocan es peligroso para las personas y los animales, por lo que no deben ser ubicados cerca de lugares poblados.

Sin embargo, sus adherentes tambien estan conscientes de otras desventajas con que cuenta hoy este tipo de generacion de energia, como son:

1. A pesar de ser muy poco probable, aun existe la posibilidad de accidentes serios en la operacion de los reactores, situaciones que tienen un alto costo en dinero, ambiental y tambien humano.

2. La operacion de un reactor permite el consumo de a lo sumo un 10% del combustible nuclear. Para poder usarlo por completo es necesario limpiarlo de productos de fision y preparar a partir de el nuevo combustible, tecnologia que aun no se crea y que tiene sin tratar unas 300 mil toneladas de combustible.

Un reactor con una capacidad de generacion de 1 GW anual genera 1 tonelada de productos de fision en ese mismo periodo, siendo unos 10 kg deshechos que mantienen un elevado nivel de radioactividad por cientos, miles o incluso millones de años. De hecho, tras 60 años de industria atomica se han acumulado mas de 300 toneladas de este tipo de deshechos.

3. El costo de construccion de una planta nuclear es muy elevado. Asi, la construccion de un reactor nuclear para producir energia electrica significa un desembolso de 5-15 mil millones de dolares por cada reactor de una potencia de 1200-1300 MW. Debemos considerar que una planta de generacion electrica ocupa 2-3 de ellos.

Pero sea o no la energia nuclear la alternativa a elegir, el ser humano tendra por delante un inmenso desafio en terminos de produccion de energia en los proximos decenios pues se estima que en el curso de los proximos 50 años la demanda de energia de la Humanidad sera equivalente a la utilizada en toda la historia humana precedente.

Al mismo tiempo, los pronosticos realizados con anterioridad en relacion al aumento del consumo de energia han quedado siempre cortos pues los niveles de consumo han superado las expectativas.

Actualmente, se espera que para 2030 el consumo global de energia se incremente en 1/3 en relacion a su valor para 2016, esperandose su mayor aumento en el continente asiatico donde deberia aumentar 1,5 veces.

Al mismo tiempo, tampoco han sido acertadas las previsiones de desarrollo de nuevas tecnologias de produccion de energia, escenario que ademas se encuentra con materias primas en disminucion y las consecuencias del uso de fuente tradicionales de energia. Asi, las emisiones de CO2 a la atmosfera producto de la combustion de petroleo y del carbon utilizado en plantas termicas alcanza 32 mil millones de toneladas anuales, valor que deberia alcanzar los 34 mil millones en 2030.

En esos terminos, el aporte de la energia nuclear impide que por medio de hidrocarburos se arrojen otros 2 mil millones de toneladas de CO2 a la atmosfera.

Energia nuclear en la UE

Despues del fin de la II Guerra Mundial y para resolver el tema del deficit de combustible y la explosiva industrializacion del continente entero los primeros 6 Estados fundadores de la ECSC*  decidieron enfocarse en la energia nuclear para alcanzar su independencia energetica. 
*European Coal and Steel Communitiy, Comunidad europea del carbon y el acero, de la cual emergeria mas tarde la UE.

En 1955 los ministros de relaciones exteriores de esos paises se reunieron en Messina, Italia para reflexionar sobre lo que se haria en Europa. Uno de las ideas principales era crear una comunidad europea de energia atomica que permitiria el desarrollo de energia atomica para producir energia para ayudar al desarrollo economico de Europa. En la epoca se decia que una Comunidad europea no podria desarrollarse sin contar con energia abundante y barata, algo que hoy sigue siendo valido.

Esa idea se concreto el 25 de marzo de 1957 cuando esas 6 naciones fundaron la Euratom (European Atomic Energy Community) para contribuir a la investigacion y desarrollo de plantas para la produccion de energia nuclear con fines pacificos, la cual ha ampliado sus Estados miembros de modo que hoy corresponden a los mismos 28 paises que integran la Union Europea.

Tras Fukushima

Despues del accidente de Fukuhima se revisaron los 132 reactores nucleares entonces en operacion en la UE de modo de establecer patrones de seguridad comunes. Los costos por las medidas de seguridad adicionales adoptadas alcanzaron en 2012 entre 30-200 millones de euros por reactor.

Pero el accidente tambien puso en cuestion en Europa el uso de la energia nuclear. Quienes han tomado mas en serio esto han sido Alemania y Suiza. Este ultimo pais deshecho sus planes para reemplazar sus viejas centrales nucleares de modo que la ultima en operar dejara de hacerlo en 2034.

De todos modos, la UE necesitara tener al menos un 25% de su electricidad producida por energia nuclear hasta 2050 para satisfacer sus requerimientos de emisiones de CO2. Los requisitos establecidos por la UE implican que en comparacion con los niveles de 1990 las emisiones deberan reducirse en un 40% hasta alcanzar 95% o cero en 2050. Una parte sustancial del plan es detener la quema de carbon, el combustible fosil que emite mas CO2, y que sigue siendo utilizado intensamente en paises como Alemania y Polonia. 

Debemos recordar que la energia nuclear no es un combustible fosil por lo que sus emisiones en terminos de CO2 son escasas, sin embargo, han sido las consideraciones de seguridad las que han condenado a la energia nuclear a su paulatina eliminacion. La decision de Angela Merkel para ir eliminado los reactores nucleares en su pais tras el desastre de Fukushima, en 2011 han provocado alli un aumento en el uso de carbon y, por consiguiente, de sus emisiones, a pesar del uso activo de energias renovables. Por eso si Europa realmente desea retirar al carbon de su matriz de produccion energetica debera mantener en torno a un 25% de su produccion de electricidad en manos de la energia nuclear.

El presente

60 años despues de la fundacion de la ECSC y Euratom es claro que el proposito de la independencia energetica de Europa no fue alcanzado ni por la energia nuclear ni por ninguna otra fuente de energia. Por el contrario, la UE se ha transformado en el mayor importador de energia en el mundo, gastando 400 mil millones de euros al año para adquirir un 53% de la energia que consume.

En el caso de la electricidad, en 2015 la energia nuclear, el carbon y las energias renovables aportaban cada uno con un 27% de la demanda de Europa mientras que el gas y el petroleo contribuian con un 17% y un 2%, respectivamente. Ademas, debe tenerse en consideracion que mas de la mitad de la energia renovable provenia de turbinas hidroelectricas mas que de energia solar o energia eolica.

En 2018 mas de un 25% de la produccion de energia de la UE seguia dependiendo de la energia nuclear a partir de 128 reactores operacionales instalados en 14 de los 28 paises de la Union, con 58 de ellos en Francia, el mayor aportante. Ademas, otras 56 centrales nucleares operaban en paises que no son miembros de la UE (Rusia, Ucrania y Suiza) los que proveian cerca de un 17% de los requerimientos de electricidad de la UE.

Europa estara lejos aun de su meta para el 2030 cuando la electricidad originada por fuentes renovables deberia alcanzar entre un 46-50% y llegaria a un 27% del total de consumo de energia. Ademas, en 2030 todos los paises de Europa necesitaran tener infraestructura adecuada para que puedan, si se requiere, exportar a otros paises europeos, no menos de un 15% de la electricidad producida en su territorio.

Con el Brexit por delante el Reino Unido sacara sus 15 centrales nucleares y un 7% de su poder nuclear en Europa fuera de la UE. Permanecera, sin embargo, Suecia, que produce lo mismo que el Reino Unido, y Alemania, que aporta con el 9%, pero que va en camino de dejar la energia nuclear a fines de 2022.

En el caso de Francia, Emmanuel Macron afirmo en su campaña presidencial que confirmaba los compromisos planteados por su predecesor, Francois Hollande*, de reducir el porcentaje de electricidad producida por energia nuclear de 75% a 50% en 2025, algo tecnicamente imposible pero que podria tener costos politicos por parte de sus adherentes ambientalistas.
*Presidente de Francia entre mayo de 2012 y mayo de 2017 tras su triunfo en segunda vuelta frente al Presidente saliente, Nicolas Sarkozy. Se constituyo en el segundo presidente socialista frances despues de Francois Miterrand. 

En tanto Italia, la unica nacion del G7* sin instalaciones nucleares, es el mayor importador de electricidad del mundo, al importar un 15% de sus requerimientos de electricidad que en su mayoria viene de centrales nucleares francesas, en tanto que un 10% de la electricidad que consume proviene de fuentes nucleares, pero no situadas en su territorio.
*Reunion anual, a partir de 1975, de las naciones mas desarrolladas del planeta y que comprende a Alemania, Canada, Estados Unidos, Francia, Italia, Japon, Reino Unido. Entre 1991-2002 incluyo tambien a la Federacion rusa pero tras la anexion de Crimea el G-8 volvio a transformarse en G-7.

Si Francia cierra instalaciones nucleares Italia tendria muchos problemas para reutilizar vieja infraestructura nuclear, pues todavia esta pagando dinero para su desmantelamiento y para manejar el combustible nuclear derivado de ella. Asi, la central de Caorso*, que opero apenas 3 años, deberia significarle un costo total de 450 millones de euros a lo cual deberian sumarse otros 300 millones para reprocesar el combustible nuclear de la central. Ademas, debe considerarse la diaspora de sus especialistas a otros paises luego de que optara por abandonar la energia nuclear.
*Central nuclear de Garigliano, situada en la localidad de Caorso en el norte de Italia. Se puso en operacion en 1978 y fue cerrada temporalmente en 1986, tras el accidente de Chernobyl, aunque usaba otro tipo de reactor, mucho mas estable que el de la Ucrania sovietica. Tras un referendum realizado el 8 de noviembre de 1987 y provocado por el accidente de Chernobyl la central fue cerrada en 1990, lo que puso punto final a la operacion de AES en Italia. Posteriormente, en 2011 el gobierno italiano llego a un acuerdo con la compañia franco-germana Areva para entregarle 190 toneladas de combustible nuclear de la AES ya clausurada para su tratamiento en Francia. 

El cambio energetico en Alemania

El apoyo de Alemania a la energia nuclear fue muy fuerte en la decada de los ´70 debido al shock de los precios del petroleo de 1974 lo que creo una sensacion de vulnerabilidad frente a la energia. Pero, por una parte, el accidente de Chernobyl en 1986 y por otra, un gobierno de coalicion entre social-democratas y los verdes en 1998* cambiaron la posicion del pais en relacion a la energia nuclear.
*Despues de la reunificacion de Alemania en 1990 la coalicion de centro-derecha en el gobierno no fue capaz de encabezar un proceso de reintegracion completamente exitoso, sobretodo en terminos de empleo, pues la cesantia alcanzaba en 1998 casi un 10% en la ex Alemania federal y un 20% en la ex Alemania oriental, por lo que ese año Helmut Kohl le entrego el poder al Partido social-democrata, aliado con los Verdes, en una coalicion encabezada por Gerhard Schroder.

Si bien en 2009 una nueva coalicion entre la Democracia cristiana alemana y los Liberal-democratas busco modificar la politica de rechazo hacia la energia nuclear el accidente de 2011, en Fukushima dio por el suelo con las intenciones de esa coalicion. Entonces, Alemania obtenia 1/4 de su generacion electrica gracias a la operaciones de 17 reactores nucleares.

Asi, en los meses siguientes al accidente el gobierno ordeno el cierre de 8 reactores de inmediato y determino el cierre de los restantes 9 para fines de 2022, como parte de un plan para satisfacer un 35% de sus necesidades energeticas por medio de energias renovables (energia solar y eolica) llamado Energiewende (Cambio energetico). Sin embargo, los cambios han elevado los precios de la electricidad en el pais, el cual paga una de las energias electricas domiciliarias mas caras de Europa (por los impuestos y sobrecargos asociados a su politica de cambio energetico que representan mas del 50 % del precio) , eso a pesar de las declaraciones del anterior Ministerio de Medioambiente Jurgen Tritten, del Partido verde, quien afirmo que los cambios hacia energia renovable costarian  a los consumidores "no mas que lo que vale un copo de helado".

En el punto de partida de una carrera por la revolucion energetica, el conductor de la locomotora a carbon le dice al conductor del pequeño vehiculo blanco que tiene escrito a un costado "Energia renovable": -Con ahorro de energia es trampa!

El plan aleman implica que en 2025 entre 40-45% de su energia electrica sera producida por energias renovables, subiendo esa cifra a 55-60% en 2035 y al menos a 80% en 2050. Ademas, se requerira un aumento de la eficiencia energetica de modo que, en comparacion con 2008, el consumo de energia electrica baje 10% en 2020 y 25% en 2050. Sin embargo, en 2015 ese descenso era de solo 3%.

En 2014 el pais habia alcanzado un 27,7% de reduccion de emisiones de CO2 en relacion a sus valores de 1990 pero desde entonces sus emisiones se han incrementado y el proposito de reducirlas en un 40% para 2020 (y de 80-95% para 2050) parece imposible.

La evolucion de los precios producto de los subsidios a la energia renovable llevara a que las cuentas de luz residencial en Alemania alcancen pronto 90 euros mensuales, el doble de lo que se pagaba en 2000, donde 2/3 del incremento de precio es por sobrecargos e impuestos.En tanto, a pesar de estas alzas de precios, las pensiones de gobierno y los pagos de la seguridad social no han sido reajustados por lo que cada nueva alza de tarifas se transforma en una amenaza para los consumidores de bajo ingresos*.
*En 2013 300 mil consumidores en Alemania vieron sus servicios de electricidad interrumpidos por las autoridades debido a sus cuentas impagas.

Entrevista con el ecologista Michael Shellenberger, defensor de la energia nuclear como solucion al cambio climatico.


Que lo ha llevado a criticar a los ambientalistas y a defender las innovaciones tecnologicas desde la decada de 2000?

Cuando joven era un hombre de izquierda que partio a Nicaragua a aprender español durante la Revolucion sandinista* porque me sentida atraido por este movimiento. Al mismo tiempo, estaba muy preocupado por el medio ambiente y la naturaleza porque mis padres me llevaban a menudo a acampar. Ellos eran muy progresistas. Pero yo nunca he sido malthusiano. En mi relacion con las personas pobres, primero en Nicaragua y luego en Brasil, siempre he pensado que aquellos que temen una explosion demografica estan en una condicion mental pequeño-burguesa y racista. Yo, ademas, era vegetariano pero he comenzado a comer carne despues del nacimiento de mi hijo. Estaba a favor de las soluciones tecnologicas para los problemas del medioambiente y esa es una diferencia significativa con la mayoria de los ecologistas que no estan tanto a favor de las soluciones tecnologicas sino de una disminucion de nuestro nivel de vida a partir de un menor consumo de energia. Muchos de ellos consideran a la especie humana como un cancer sobre la Tierra, algo en lo que disiento. Por otra parte, no sabia nada sobre tecnologias energeticas y, como militante democratico y de izquierda, pensaba que las energias renovables serian la solucion porque toda la gente en mi trinchera politica asi lo pensaba. Sin embargo, cuando tome consciencia de  que la energia nuclear no era aquello que se decia todo se volvio mas claro. 
*Circunstancia politica que tuvo lugar a partir de 1979, y que se extendio hasta 1990, en Nicaragua a partir del derrocamiento del Presidente Anastasio Somoza. Su lider mas reconocido fue Daniel Ortega mientras que la principal agrupacion vinculada con el cambio de gobierno fue el llamado Frente sandinista de liberacion nacional, nombrado en honor del revolucionario nicaraguense de inicios del siglo XX, Augusto Sandino. 

La energia nuclear representa una fuente de energia infinita, abundante. Es la energia mas limpia y segura, segun todos los criterios! Al pensar asi claro que iba a ser condenado al ostracismo por la comunidad ecologica a causa de mis criticas a su discurso apocaliptico. Pero ponerme del lado de la energia nuclear no eran tan complicado como ganarme la vida sin aceptar dinero de la industria. Yo amo ser libre para decir lo que pienso. 

Entonces, usted no ha recibido dinero de la industria nuclear?

Para nada! Las personas que han leido lo que he escrito durante estos ultimos años conocen la manera en que critico a la industria nuclear. Lamento su arrogancia, que los lleva a tomar decisiones condenadas al fracaso. 

Por ejemplo?

La industria esta proponiendo soluciones extremadamente costosas a los problemas existentes. Las centrales antiguas como la de Fessenheim funcionan muy bien ya por 3 generaciones pero los empresarios nos quieren hacer creer que los problemas de seguridad se pueden resolver con nuevos tipos de bombas de agua o moviendo algun tanque de agua. Eso es ridiculo pues se sabe que los accidentes nucleares provienen siempre de errores humanos. Los cambios de planes y de modelos de las centrales las hacen mas caras de construir y mas de caras de operar. Si bien la estandarizacion permitiria bajar los costos y aumentar la seguridad se hace exactamente lo contrario. Es un poco como Boeing, con su modelo 737 MAX*.
*4ta generacion de aviones Boeing 737 que se construyo para reemplazar los Boeing 737 Next Generation a partir, sobretodo, del uso de motores mas grandes y mas potentes. Comenzo a fabricarse desde 2014 realizando su primer vuelo en 2016 y poniendose en operacion comercial desde el 22 de mayo de 2017. Si bien ha sido el modelo con mas ventas en la historia de la compañia Boeing ha sufrido 4 accidentes entre 2018 y 2019, 2 de los cuales significaron la muerte de personas, ademas de la totalidad de tripulantes y pasajeros.

Central nuclear de Fessenheim, ubicada en noreste de Francia. Comenzo a operar en 1977 contando con 2 reactores. Es la AES mas antigua en operacion en el pais. El Presidente Francois Hollande prometio en su campaña electoral cerrarla en 2016, lo que no se concreto mientras que el Presidente Macron afirmo en 2018 que seria cerrada en 2020.

Pero eso no explica la amplitud del desencanto hacia la energia nuclear...

La energia nuclear es revolucionaria en 3 sentidos: En primer lugar, en la medicina, luego en el area de la defensa y tercero en la energia. Este es un avance historico tan relevante que los humanos se nutriran de energia nuclear probablemente por miles de años. Es una pena que el principal impacto de este tecnologia revolucionaria haya sido tan traumatico en la sociedad con excepcion del area de la medicina. Se usa la radiacion para explorar el cuerpo humano y para ayudar a tratar el cancer y todo el mundo esta de acuerdo en afirmar que este es un avance formidable.

Por otra parte, las armas nucleares han traumatizado varias generaciones con esa imagen de apocalipsis y destruccion. Y esos traumas se han trasladado al sector de la energia y estamos viendo las centrales nucleares como pequeñas bombas y los incidentes nucleares como pequeñas explosiones y estamos viendo los deshechos como un arma... Toda esta tecnologia esta envuelta con esta idea de la muerte. Y lo mismo pasa con las personas que trabajan en el sector nuclear, tambien son complices de esta histeria antinuclear al decir esencialmente que "Si, se trata de una tecnologia extremadamente peligrosa pero nosotros, que somos ingenieros heroicos, los protegeremos de ella". En primer lugar, eso es falso porque no se puede proteger totalmente a la gente de la energia nuclear como de tantas otras cosas. Ademas, el uso pacifico de la energia nuclear ha provocado menos daño que otras fuentes de energia.

Segun un estudio de la Agencia internacional de energia atomica y Forbes, en relacion al numero de muertes a consecuencia de la produccion de cada billon de kW/h para distintos tipos de energia, las mas letales, en orden decreciente, son: Carbon, petroleo, biomasa, gas natural, energia solar, eolica, hidroelectricidad y energia nuclear.

Pero estan los casos de Chernobyl y Fukushima ...

Se estiman en 200 el numero de muertos por radiacion provocados por el accidente de Chernobyl. En el caso de Fukushima el numero de muertos es cero. Es decir, el uso de la energia nuclear en terminos civiles ha provocado 200 muertos en 24 años! Mientras que el numero de muertos provocados por el temor de la energia nuclear es numeroso. Un nuevo libro sobre Chernobyl muestra como los doctores en Ucrania y Bielorrusia han afirmado que la radiacion tuvo consecuencias sanitarias diversas y variadas sin poder vincularlas a la radiacion nuclear. Los niños nacen a veces con deformidades, al igual que las flores, pero no solo alrededor de Fukushima! Esa es una realidad que nadie quiere entender: La naturaleza comete errores sin ayuda nuestra, un 30% de las personas ha tenido o tendra cancer. Si bien nuestro mundo es hoy mas seguro que antes nosotros proyectamos nuestras ansiedades sobretodo hacia la energia nuclear. La brecha entre la percepcion de la energia nuclear y su realidad es mas grande que sobre cualquier otra forma de energia en el mundo.

La polucion atmosferica en Paris mata alrededor de 2500 personas por año...

La OMS estima en 3 millones anuales el numero de muertes provocadas por la combustion de biomasa y en 4 millones las provocadas por la quema de combustible fosiles cada año, al tiempo que las centrales nucleares no emiten ninguna contaminacion atmosferica en forma de humo. Si vas a la India la polucion es tan intensa que antes de matarte te agota, te provoca migrañas, asma... Los habitantes de Europa no comprenden la amplitud de la polucion atmosferica en Asia o Africa, en el presente. En contraste, la energia nuclear ha salvado la vida de unas 2 millones de personas al no quemar energias fosiles, segun 2 cientificos de la Universidad de Columbia, James E. Hansen y Pushker Kharecha. Pero no nos damos cuenta. La industria ha cometido errores de comunicacion pero tambien ha habido un intenso lobby de parte de la industria de las energias fosiles contra la energia nuclear.

Pero tambien esta este deseo de "volver a la naturaleza" a traves de las energias renovables, lo que favorece un lavado de imagen de los combustibles fosiles. Porque, de hecho, las energias renovables preservan de mejor manera la utilizacion de combustibles fosiles que el cuidado al medio ambiente! Siempre supimos que la energia solar o la energia eolica no eran capaces de reemplazar a los combustibles fosiles. Eso solo puede hacerlo la energia nuclear como lo demuestran Francia y Suecia que tienen la capacidad de reemplazar los combustibles fosiles de manera efectiva a la vez que des-carbonizan la produccion de energia. Basta con comparar a Francia con Alemania. Si un pais podia hacer funcionar las energias renovables como una solucion viable de reemplazo de los combustibles fosiles ese era Alemania. Ningun otro pais es capaz de invertir 500 mil millones de euros, con un aumento del 50% de su costo de producir electricidad, sin ser capaz de des-carbonizar mas de la mitad de su consumo de energia!

Esta previsto disminuir en Francia la participacion de la energia nuclear en la produccion de electricidad en un 50% de aqui a 2030. Como se puede explicar que un pais que se beneficia tanto de la energia nuclear pueda tomar una decision como esa?

Ese complejo psicologico existe en muchos paises. Solo en Rusia y en Corea del Sur las cosas son distintas porque tienen una industria nuclear firmemente controlada por un Estado nacionalista y disciplinado. Incluso en Francia, que es sin duda el mejor ejemplo de exito nuclear, esta industria ha sido victima de la arrogancia, la vanidad, la apatia y de una falta de inteligencia emocional y social.

Yo estuve en Belgica y en los Paises Bajos con sus responsables politicos. Me dijeron que jamas se habian reunido con alguien de Electricite de France (EDF). Les pregunte, "Si ustedes desean construir centrales nucleares preferirian reunirse con rusos, chinos o franceses?" Y me respondieron que obviamente lo harian con franceses. Pero resulta que EDF** no esta interesado en construir centrales electricas a energia nuclear para sus vecinos europeos! Es escandaloso! No estoy seguro que Emmanuel Macron este al tanto de esa incompetencia y falta de iniciativa de EDF.
*La verdad es que a EDF le gustaria construir EPR (reactores nucleares de 3era generacion) en la UE, que es lo que esta tratando de hacer en el Reino Unido (suponiendo que todavia seguira siendo parte de la UE). Un ejemplo es Hinkley Point C (proyecto de AES de 3200 MW, en suelo ingles actualmente en construccion y financiado por EDF y la estatal china CGN) a lo cual despues podria agregarse Sizewell C (Proyecto de futura AES, la cual junto a Hinkley Point C deberian producir un 13% de la demanda electrica del Reino Unido). Ademas, EDF no tiene tampoco los medios para invertir de manera masiva en Europa, por lo que los proyectos que construye o pueda construir en el futuro tendran participacion significativa de otros inversionistas extranjeros lo que limitara la participacion de la francesa que esta, ademas, sometida a una serie de regulaciones al interior de Francia que restringen su competitividad intenacional.


EDF, compañia francesa de electricidad bajo propiedad mayoritaria del Estado frances. Cuenta con proyectos en operacion en 4 continentes y produce cerca de 1/5 de las necesidades de energia electrica de la Union Europea, principalmente a partir de energia nuclear. 
En 2019 el Estado frances solicito de EDF la construccion de otras 3 centrales nucleares, eso a pesar de que en 2017 el Ministro de medioambiente frances afirmo que hasta 17 AES operadas por EDF podrian ser cerradas para 2025.

Pero, que propone hacer usted con deshechos nucleares que pueden ser radioactivos por millones de años?

Pero si son los mejores deshechos posibles! Representan una cantidad minima y no le han hecho mal a nadie. Nadie se preocupa por otros tipos de deshechos que se arrojan a la naturaleza de manera mucho mas abundante. Dejaremos que los paneles solares toxicos sean desmantelados por niños en Asia o Africa como sucede con nuestros viejos aparatos de television o con nuestra basura electronica, exponiendolos al polvo toxico de metales pesados? Porque se permite la formacion de islas de plastico en los oceanos? 

Porque nadie se conmueve con esos vertederos gigantes y no mira al hecho que todos los deshechos nucleares producidos por Suiza en 45 años caben en el espacio de una cancha de basquetbol?? Es insensato! La unica explicacion a tanta irracionalidad es el impacto psicologico de la bomba atomica.

La mayoria de los elementos que aparecen en la Tabla periodica son toxicos y estan presentes en la naturaleza pero las personas no tiene consciencia de ello.

No hay un vinculo entre el uso civil y el uso militar de la energia nuclear? Un pais con centrales nucleares para producir electricidad es a menudo un pais que posee o aspira a poseer armamento nuclear.

Pero, quienes somos nosotros o quienes son los franceses para decir que los iranies o los coreanos del norte no deberian tener una bomba nuclear?

Si el mundo fuera mas peligroso porque todos los paises tuviesen una bomba atomica porque Francia no se deshace, entonces, de su armamento nuclear? Imagine que su pais se este deshaciendo de todo su arsenal nuclear... Usted sabe que eso no es realista porque puede ocultar una ojiva nuclear en una piscina sin poder ser detectado.

Y si despues Francia se encuentra en guerra, que es lo primero que harian entonces los militares? Obviamente que relanzar un programa nuclear para obtener una bomba de nuevo! Todos los expertos saben eso desde 1946.

El movimiento antinuclear fue un movimiento ideologico financiado ampliamente por la Union Sovietica durante la Guerra fria. Pero en la historia no ha habido jamas la posibilidad para deshacernos de algun tipo de armamento. No hay posibilidad alguna de que esto suceda. Por otro lado, el verdadero riesgo es que los Estados Unidos hagan algo insensato como invadir Iran o Corea del Norte. Nosotros ya lo hicimos en Irak con el pretexto de evitar que obtuvieran armas de destruccion masiva, y se han visto las consecuencias que eso ha tenido en la poblacion civil.

Mire tambien el conflicto entre la India y Pakistan*, el cual se presenta como una amenaza para el planeta. Se trata realmente de una guerra? Las ultimas tensiones han provocado 10 muertos del lado de Pakistan y unos 40 del lado de la India tras un atentado suicida en Cachemira. Y despues de eso van a la guerra como si fuera el teatro kabuki**. Cada parte ha derribado 1 o 2 aviones del lado contrario, luego ambos paises se han dicho cosas horribles durante un par de semanas pero todos saben que no habra un verdadero conflicto belico entre ambos paises. La bomba nuclear ha sido la mas grande fuerza pacifista que el mundo haya jamas conocido. Es una revolucion tecnologica que esta en camino de poner fin a los grandes conflictos.
*Se refiere al conflicto fronterizo entre la India y Pakistan, en el territorio de Cachemira, que se inicio el 14 de febrero de 2019 tras el ataque por una agrupacion terrorista pakistani a un convoy de vehiculos de la India en que murieron 45 militares. A pesar de la escalada del conflicto ambos paises han hecho lo posible por no llevar a ambos Estados a una nueva guerra, pues ambos poseen armas nucleares (140 ojivas nucleares por parte de Pakistan contra 110 de la India) y como el conflicto tiene un base religiosa (en Cachemira viven hindues, musulmanes y budistas) podria involucrar a muchos mas paises con consecuencias insospechadas ya que 2 vecinos de la region son Afganistan y China. 
**Forma teatral tradicional de Japon surgida en el siglo XVII y que conjuga canto, musica, baile y drama. Contaba inicialmente solo con mujeres, las que en las piezas comicas interpretaban tambien a hombres. Debido al contenido mayormente vulgar de sus presentaciones posteriormente se le prohibiria a las mujeres tomar parte en las obras, aunque mas probablemente la prohibicion tuvo que ver con la popularidad de las presentaciones y el hecho de que se pusiera en escena la vida y escandalos de politicos contemporaneos. Las mujeres fueron reemplazadas por jovenes pero como no se modifico el contenido de las presentaciones luego se permitiria solo la participacion de hombres adultos, algunos de los cuales se especializarian en representar en las obras a mujeres. A partir del siglo XIX sufriria una fuerte occidentalizacion mientras que actualmente permite la participacion de mujeres.

Pero, y si los terroristas se apoderan de armamento nuclear?

No hay un especialista en armas nucleares creible en el mundo que piense que Iran podria entregarle una bomba a terroristas. Porque el regimen irani haria eso? Todos los paises del mundo tienen una suerte de complot entre ellos, sin importar sus enemistades, de modo que las armas nucleares no puedan pasar a la sociedad civil. Esa es tal vez la prioridad internacional mas importante desde 1945.

Pero consideremos la posibilidad de que Daesh* pudiera haberse hecho con una bomba. En ese caso, porque el Estado Islamico no la habria utilizado? Podrian, por ejemplo, haber hecho una prueba en el desierto para demostrar que poseian un arma nuclear y que eran, por tanto, un Estado soberano. Tenemos que superar una gran disonancia cognitiva para entender que el objeto mas peligroso, jamas concebido en la historia ha hecho, finalmente, del mundo un mejor lugar para vivir.
*Otra denominacion mas del Estado Islamico, grupo terrorista islamico sunita surgido en Irak en 1999 y que luego fue integrandose con otras agrupaciones terroristas islamicas pasando a denominarse en 2006 como Estado islamico de Irak. Sus acciones militares los llevaron a controlar un territorio que alcanzo su maxima extension en 2014, con unos 110 mil km2, y que albergaba una poblacion de unos 8 millones de personas. Sus derrotas militares los llevarian a fines de 2017 a controlar un territorio de no mas de 10 mil km2, en Siria e Irak. La agrupacion cuenta con celulas terroristas bajo su control en diversas naciones de Africa y Asia.

Pero volviendo al uso civil de la energia nuclear. La electricidad y la calefaccion no representan mas que 1/4 de las emisiones mundiales de gases efecto invernadero. Pero, si incluso seguimos sus argumentos la energia nuclear no puede tampoco constituirse en una solucion milagrosa...

Todos los combustible fosiles que deben ser reemplazados pueden ser reemplazados por energia nuclear, y pronto eso tendra lugar. Las energias renovables no son capaces de hacerlo. Habra seguramente una larga transicion energetica. La electricidad sera la primera en descarbonizarse gracias a la energia nuclear. Sucedio con los trenes, como es el caso de Francia o el de Japon, despues vendran los automoviles electricos. En Francia, como en Suecia, la calefaccion ya esta electrificada gracias a la energia nuclear. Y para los aviones, bien podriamos tener un carburante sin emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero por medio de la propulsion nuclear termica o de la misma electricidad.

No es mas simple cambiar nuestro estilo de vida?

Quien desearia seriamente vivir en una sociedad en decadencia? Emmanuel Macron intento aumentar ligeramente los precios del combustible con su impuesto al carbono, y hemos visto el resultado con los Gilet jaunes*. Nadie desea realmente menos crecimiento, excepto algunos academicos de la Sorbonne*. Es ridiculo! Es el discurso de los malthusianos***, ricos de paises ricos que promueven la pobreza para los otros, para que no los alcancen en su nivel de vida. Es la misma logica utilizada en los discursos sobre la sobrepoblacion con la idea de que otros paises deberian tener menos poblacion que el nuestro.
*Movimiento surgido en Francia el 17 de noviembre de 20
          

Finlandia te paga 10 mil euros por quedarte en el país y formar una familia

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No tener hijos es una decisión que se ha vuelto muy popular, ya sea como medida de prevención contra el cambio climático o porque los millennials y la generación Z prefieren estudiar, viajar y disfrutar de su tiempo. Pero si alguien nos ofreciera 10 mil euros por procrear ¡muchas cambiaríamos de opinión! Lestijärvi y Miehikkälä, […]
          

Grupptränare sökes till Actic Linköping

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Actic är en ledande friskvårdskedja med ca 170 anläggningar och över 230 000 medlemmar fördelat på Sverige, Norge, Finland, Tyskland och Österrike.


          

Perspectives: AKKIKA

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Quick Look: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (2015) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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I recently obtained the newest Dell's Ubuntu developer offering, XPS 13 (2015, model 9343). I opted in for FullHD non-touch display, mostly because of better battery life, the actual no need for higher resolution, and matte screen which is great outside. Touch would have been "nice-to-have", but in my work I don't really need it.

The other specifications include i7-5600U CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD [edit: lshw], and of course Ubuntu 14.04 LTS pre-installed as OEM specific installation. It was not possible to directly order it from Dell site, as Finland is reportedly not online market for Dell... The wholesale company however managed to get two models on their lists and so it's now possible to order via retailers. [edit: here are some country specific direct web order links however US, DE, FR, SE, NL]

In this blog post I give a quick look on how I started up using it, and do a few observations on the pre-installed Ubuntu included. I personally was interested in using the pre-installed Ubuntu like a non-Debian/Ubuntu developer would use it, but Dell has also provided instructions for Ubuntu 15.04, Debian 7.0 and Debian 8.0 advanced users among else. Even if not using the pre-installed Ubuntu, the benefit from buying an Ubuntu laptop is obviously smaller cost and on the other hand contributing to free software (by paying for the hardware enablement engineering done by or purchased by Dell).

Unboxing

The Black Box. (and white cat)

Opened box.






First time lid opened, no dust here yet!
First time boot up, transitioning from the boot logo to a first time Ubuntu video.
A small clip from the end of the welcoming video.
First time setup. Language, Dell EULA, connecting to WiFi, location, keyboard, user+password.
Creating recovery media. I opted not to do this as I had happened to read that it's highly recommended to install upgrades first, including to this tool.
Finalizing setup.
Ready to log in!
It's alive!
Not so recent 14.04 LTS image... lots of updates.

Problems in the First Batch

Unfortunately the first batch of XPS 13:s with Ubuntu are going to ship with some problems. They're easy to fix if you know how to, but it's sad that they're there to begin with in the factory image. There is no knowledge when a fixed batch will start shipping - July maybe?

First of all, installing software upgrades stops. You need to run the following command via Dash → Terminal once: sudo apt-get install -f (it suggests upgrading libc-dev-bin, libc6-dbg, libc6-dev and udev). After that you can continue running Software Updater as usual, maybe rebooting in between.

Secondly, the fixed touchpad driver is included but not enabled by default. You need to enable the only non-enabled ”Additional Driver” as seen in the picture below or instructed in Youtube.

Dialog enabling the touchpad driver.

Clarification: you can safely ignore the two paragraphs below, they're just for advanced users like me who want to play with upgraded driver stacks.

Optionally, since I'm interested in the latest graphics drivers especially in case of a brand new hardware like Intel Broadwell, I upgraded my Ubuntu to use the 14.04.2 Hardware Enablement stack (matches 14.10 hardware support): sudo apt install --install-recommends libgles2-mesa-lts-utopic libglapi-mesa-lts-utopic linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic:i386
 
Even though it's much better than a normal Ubuntu 14.10 would be since many of the Dell fixes continue to be in use, some functionality might become worse compared to the pre-installed stack. The only thing I have noticed though is the internal microphone not working anymore out-of-the-box, requiring a kernel patch as mentioned in Dell's notes. This is not a surprise since the real eventual upstream support involves switching from HDA to I2S and during 14.10 kernel work that was not nearly done. If you're excited about new drivers, I'd recommend waiting until August when the 15.04 based 14.04.3 stack is available (same package names, but 'vivid' instead of 'utopic'). [edit: I couldn't resist myself when I saw linux-generic-lts-vivid (3.19 kernel) is already in the archives. 14.04.2 + that gives me working microphone again!] [edit 08/2015: full 14.04.3 HWE stack now available, improves graphics performance and features among else, everything seems good: sudo apt install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-vivid libgles2-mesa-lts-vivid libglapi-mesa-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-lts-vivid libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-vivid libegl1-mesa-lts-vivid libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-vivid:i386 libegl1-mesa-lts-vivid libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-vivid mesa-vdpau-drivers-lts-vivid libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-vivid:i386 ]

Conclusion

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is an extremely capable laptop + OS combination nearing perfection, but not quite there because of the software problems in the launch pre-install image. The laptop looks great, feels like a quality product should and is very compact for the screen size.

I've moved over all my work onto it and everything so far is working smoothly in my day-to-day tasks. I'm staying at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using my previous LXC configuration to run the latest Ubuntu and Debian development versions. I've also done some interesting changes already like LUKS In-Place Conversion, converting the pre-installed Ubuntu into whole disk encrypted one (not recommended for the faint hearted, GRUB reconfiguration is a bit of a pain).

I look happily forward to working a few productive years with this one!


          

OpenPhoenux GTA04

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Postman was on a kind mood yesterday. My OpenPhoenux GTA04 arrived! I had my newer Neo FreeRunner upgraded via the service from Golden Delicious.

First, something rare to behold in phones nowadays - Made in Bavaria:






As a sidenote, also rare now - my Nokia N9 is one of the last phones that had this:

It's sad that's now a thing of the past for both hardware assembly and software! But that's just a hint for new companies to step in.

But back to GTA04 - a quick boot to the pre-installed Debian w/ LXDE:






And then as a shortcut unpacked and booted into QtMoko (well, it's also Debian) instead to test that phone functionality also works - and it does:



Next up: brewing something of my own!


          

Esparanta Finlando. No. 6 (1968)

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Finland Diplomacy, India History, Cataloging Books, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz, November 26, 2019

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NEW RESOURCES Daily Finland: Finnish missions abroad expand historical archives. “As part of its centenary celebration in March 2018, the Foreign Ministry published reports from the Finnish diplomatic missions abroad dating from […]
          

Hankook Tyres Winter Tyres-Technotrac: Hankook Tire opens own winter test facility in Finland

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Hankook Tyres Winter Tyres With a decisive snip, more than a year’s work was officially complete. Four representatives from Hankook Tire’s global and European operations, suitably rugged up for the occasion, were on hand to … Hankook Tyres Winter Tyres This article reinforces my own opinion about the huge amount of interest in winter tyres.This … Continue reading Hankook Tyres Winter Tyres-Technotrac: Hankook Tire opens own winter test facility in Finland

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Uganda and Rwanda lead East Africa in switch to electric cars

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Uganda and Rwanda are racing ahead of their East African neighbours in the global switch to electric motoring, even as infrastructure shortcomings limit investments in the emerging sector. Both Kampala and Kigali have unveiled electric vehicle assembly plants in the past two months, blazing the regional trail with Kenya and Tanzania only making baby steps toward embracing the new technology. Uganda’s state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation has so far shown the biggest ambition in the region by building two battery-powered cars and a solar electric bus. The electric bus, called the Kayoola Electric Vehicle Series (EVS), has been built using Kiira Motors home-grown green mobility technologies while partnering with Chinese Equipment Manufacturer, Motor Co. Ltd. The buses can cover a distance of 300km under a single charge and have a capacity of 90 passengers (49 sitting and 41 standing), compared with the diesel engine ones which have a capacity of 65 passengers. Last year Uganda committed nearly Ush24 billion ($6.4 million) to put the first fully home-made car on the road. The amount is part of a planned Ush145 billion ($39 million) spending over four years, 2018 to 2022. In Rwanda, German automaker Volkswagen started assembling electric vehicles in Kigali in October this year, with the German power equipment firm Siemens planning to set up 15 charging stations in the Rwandan capital. This comes after a local Rwandan firm, Ampersand, started selling electric bikes powered by batteries that can last for about 75km of riding. East Africa’s uptake of electrical vehicles however remains extremely low compared to global leaders, according to Global EV Outlook report 2019. Lack of investment in charging infrastructure and absence of fiscal incentives such as subsidies and rebates on vehicle acquisition taxes, and lower toll or parking fees are to blame, the report launched by the International Energy Agency states. Measure It notes that scaling up of EV adoption in the region requires measures that provide incentives to increase the availability of vehicles with zero and low tailpipe emissions including massive investments in charging infrastructure installations on highways and in buildings. “We must address the issues of infrastructure and energy because these vehicles need energy and space for charging. The government should also consider tax incentives to attract investors and even buyers of electric vehicles,” said the Group chief executive of Nairobi-based motor dealer Simba Colt, Dinesh Kotecha, in an interview. In Kenya, Finnish firm EkoRent introduced a fully electric taxi dubbed Nopia Ride last year. The firm has installed five charging stations in three locations, including the Two Rivers Mall, the Hub Karen and Thika Road Mall. The Tanzanian government last year approved an initial roll-out of electric Safari vehicle at its flagship national park of Serengeti in an effort to reduce gas emissions. The Mount Kilimanjaro Safari Club became the first tour company in Tanzania to release a 100 per cent electric Safari cars in the region. Tanzania is reportedly seeking to power its electric cell driven vehicles through mass production of graphite minerals, with plans to build four of such factories in the country. In Ethiopia plans are underway for a local electric vehicle assembler—Tom Renewable Electric Bike Assembly & Sales—to start production in the country. The electric vehicles can go up to 40Km/h and are charged using standard 220v electric outlets. The vehicles take between four and six hours to get fully charged and can travel up to 60km on one charge. It is estimated that Ethiopia spends $3 billion annually to import fuel, pushing its annual spending up by 10 per cent. Japanese Firm Mitsui and Co. The company in April made a successful trial for a three-wheels electric car in Addis Ababa. The electric car called ‘E-trike ‘has five dedicated batteries, each with a capacity to go 80 kms with a single charge. The company has plans to establish an assembly plant in Ethiopia. Two decades ago, the world decided it was going electric and in 2009 a multi-governmental policy forum was established under the Clean Energy Ministerial to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles worldwide. The CEM consists of 24 nations and the EU, who together account for 90 per cent of all investment in clean energy in the world and 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. So far 13 countries are participating in the EVI including Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and UK. Electric mobility is expanding at a rapid pace globally, with the total electric car fleet exceeding 5.1 million last year, compared with 3.1 million in 2017. China remains the world’s largest electric car market, followed by Europe and the US, while Norway is the global leader in terms of electric car market share. By  The Eastafrica 

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Debate: Postal strike fallout: Finnish government in crisis

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A labour dispute over the inadequate payment of postal workers has culminated in a political crisis in Finland. The bone of contention is whether the government knew about the plans of the state postal service to reduce the salaries of more than 700 package sorters. After the postal workers went on strike for several weeks the responsible minister resigned. Should the PM go too?
          

This won't be the end of the government | Iltalehti - Finland

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These Are The Safest Countries in The World for…

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Statistical yearbook of pensioners in Finland 2018

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Statistical yearbook of pensioners in Finland 2018 The publication contains information on all pension recipients and new retirees within the earnings-related and the national pension schemes, as well as of the pension expenditure.The Statistical Yearbook of Pensioners in Finland has been published since 1981. It is produced in cooperation with the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.
          

“BAD NEWS BABY”, il nuovo singolo di ALMA, da venerdì 29 in radio

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La star finlandese ALMA
debutta in
radio in Italia da venerdì 29 novembre
con il singolo “Bad News Baby”,
tratta dal suo album d’esordio “Have
U Seen Her”, in uscita nel 2020
. Prodotto dall’amico e
co-autore Al Shux (Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del R...

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Hungary criticizes EU's failure to agree enlargement talks

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Hungary's foreign minister has criticized Finland, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the 28-nation European Union, and the EU's former executive branch for the failure to push on with enlarging the bloc.
          

Dixit Odyssey disponible chez A vous de Jouer

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 ENFIN DISPONIBLE !!!!!! 

 

Après le succès de "Dixit " qui est pour nous l'un des plus jolis jeux au monde, récompensé par plusieurs prix :

 

- Meilleur jeu de l'année en Espagne  - Meilleur jeu de l'année en Belgique - Meilleur jeu de l'année en Finlande
- Meilleur jeu de l'année en République Tchèque - Meilleur jeu de l'année en Hongrie - Lys d'or au Québec
- Meilleur jeu d'initiation au Portugal - Prix du festival de Cordoue - Trophée Flip
- Meilleur jeu de l'année du Festival de Parthenay - Trictrac de bronze - Meilleur jeu d'ambiance aux USA
- Meilleur jeu de cartes de l'année en Russie - Meilleur jeu familial en Autriche - Meilleur jeu familial en Italie
- Finaliste du jeu l'année en Pologne - Meilleur Jeu de l'Année en France - Meilleur Jeu de l'Année en Allemagne


Jean-Louis Roubira nous avait régalés avec "Dixit 2 " et continue avec  "Dixit Odyssey"

"Dixit odyssey " est la nouvelle extension de "Dixit ". Une extension dite "stand alone" ce qui signifie qu'elle peut être utilisée comme un jeu à part entière ou pour compléter le jeu de base.

Vous y trouverez donc 84 nouvelles cartes toujours illustrées par Marie Cardouat et pour cette fois avec l'aide d'un autre illustrateur bien connu : Monsieur Piérô.

Le jeu passe aussi de 6 à 12 joueurs avec un plateau de jeu dépliant et des lapins plus stables.

Libellud a pensé aussi à une boite pratique où toutes les cartes peuvent tenir, même celles des autres boites !

 


          

Arranca la producción del nuevo Škoda Octavia

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El primer Octavia de cuarta generación ha salido de la línea de producción en la planta Mladá Boleslav de Škoda.

Con alrededor de 400.000 unidades entregadas cada año, el nuevo Octavia es uno de los modelos preferidos por los clientes europeos. Hasta la fecha, el fabricante ha producido más de 6,5 millones de unidades de su superventas, que representa uno de los modelos compactos más populares en la República Checa, Austria, Finlandia y Suiza.

El nuevo Octavia sale de la cadena de montaje en la nave de producción M13, situada en la sede de Škoda en Mladá Boleslav. La firma checa fabricó el primer Octavia moderno hace más de 20 años. Para la producción del nuevo Octavia, la compañía ha preparado sus instalaciones para incorporar procesos y tecnologías innovadoras; los robots también se utilizan en aquellos entornos de producción más complejos y físicamente exigentes. Además, gracias a las nuevas tecnologías, las estaciones trabajo de los empleados de Škoda pudieron diseñarse ergonómicamente. Cada día, 1.150 Octavias de la cuarta generación salen de la fábrica, que es una de las más modernas y ecológicas de su categoría en Europa, para ser entregada a clientes de todo el mundo.

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Forskare ska stötta digitaliseringen i regionens småföretag

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Forskare vid Luleå tekniska universitet ska hjälpa små och medelstora företag i processindustrin i norra Sverige och Finland att utveckla nya digitala tjänster och affärsmodeller som går ut på att företagen samarbetar mer med varandra.


          

: Heavy rain south - Dry & bright for many Tuesday, 02 Dez - 04:43

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Heavy rain and snow affects southern parts of Europe through the next two days Monday Heavy outbreaks of rain affecting southeastern Spain on Monday. Drier and brighter to the northwest and for Portugal. Heavy rain continues too for northern Italy and spreads into the northern Balkan states turning to snow over the Dinaric Alps. Increasing cloud over Greece with isolated showers to the west. Dry and sunny for much of Turkey. A mostly dry and bright day for France, the Low Countries and Germany. Feeling cold with isolated showers for northern coasts. Some snow showers over Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia while it stays mostly dry but cloudy for the Czech Republic. A cloudy day for Poland too with scattered snow showers. A dry day for Denmark with varying amounts of cloud. Snow clears east from the Baltic States to leave a bright but cold end to the day here. Continuing windy for much of Norway, Sweden and Finland with snow becoming confined to northern areas and to the western coast of Norway. Plenty of good spells of sunshine here.

Tuesday Heavy outbreaks of rain continue for southeast Spain, spreading to the Balearic Islands later. Dry and bright for the rest of Spain and Portugal. Showery rain and cloud clear to the south from Italy with dry and sunny conditions following from the north. A band of rain affects northern portions of Greece and Turkey but it stays dry and bright to the south. High pressure brings dry and settled conditions to a large part of Europe on Tuesday. A chilly but sunny day for much of France, the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Any early snow showers over eastern areas quickly clear away. A band of showery rain spread across Norway, Denmark and Sweden. This turns to snow over higher ground and to the north. Rain reaches Finland later but ahead of this it's a dry and bright day. Dry and sunny too for the Baltic States though cloud builds form the west later.


          

Hungary criticizes EU’s failure to agree enlargement talks

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PRAGUE (AP) — Hungary’s foreign minister has criticized Finland, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the 28-nation European Union, and the EU’s former executive branch for the failure to push on with enlarging the bloc. Peter Szijjarto said Monday that “one of the most significant failures” of the outgoing European Commission was the EU’s […]
          

Norway's sugar tax flop

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Imagine the government raising the cost of living so much that it's cheaper to go shopping in Sweden. That's the situation Norwegians find themselves in...

Norwegian sugar tax sends sweet-lovers over border to Sweden

It seems unfair to call it a sweet shop. In the shopping centre north of Charlottenberg in south-western Sweden, barely four miles from Norway and less than 90 minutes’ drive from Oslo, is a candy superstore.

Arrayed across 3,500 sq metres of floor space – half a football pitch – are aisle upon aisle of sugary treats, more than 4,000 products in all, from sour strawberries, liquorice laces and fruity gumballs to red rockets, Lion bars, M&Ms, Milky Ways and Oreos.

One of maybe 30 similar confectionery and soft drink stores lining the Swedish side of the border from south to far north, it is, said Matts Idbratt, operations manager for Gottebiten – which runs half of them – “the biggest sweet shop in the world. We think”.

Between them, those stores turn over about SEK2bn (£160m) a year – and they exist solely because the price tags on the pick’n’mix bags, snack bars, chocolate boxes and soft drinks they sell are, on average, less than half those in neighbouring Norway.

“It’s crazy,” said Eirik Bergland, a 39-year-old laboratory technician from the Oslo suburb of Bjerke. With three children under 12, he has made three cross-border shopping trips this year – although not just for sweets, he stressed.

“A lot of products are cheaper in Sweden than in Norway,” Bergland said. “Alcohol, tobacco, plenty of stuff. Cross-border shopping has happened for decades. But candy and soft drinks are a lot cheaper. A whole, whole lot cheaper.”

Norway has had a tax on sugary products since 1922. The Guardian says it was introduced 'to raise revenue for the state, rather than improve the health of the nation' as if this makes it any different from modern sugar taxes.

In January last year, the tax on chocolate and confectionery went up by 83% to the equivalent of £3.12 per kilo. The tax on fizzy drinks - including zero-sugar drinks - works out at about 43p a litre.

The result was predictable...

The tax increase had “quite an impact on our sales”, said Idbratt, whose giant sweet emporium is part of a booming cross-border trade that earned Swedish businesses – some owned by Norwegian investors – SEK16.6bn (£1.3bn) last year, 10% more than in 2017.

Idbratt said Gottebiten, founded by three entrepreneurial brothers in 1997, had “seen more customers, and existing customers are buying more”. Norwegian shoppers made 9.2m trips across the border last year, according to Statistics Norway.

It's all very reminiscent of Denmark's fat tax fiasco.

Still, there is no doubt that Norwegians have cut down on sugar, as another Guardian article reported last week:

Norwegians are eating less sugar than at any time in the last 44 years, the health directorate in Oslo has said, announcing that annual consumption per person had fallen by more than 1kg a year since 2000.

.. The directorate’s annual report on the Norwegian diet said that average annual consumption of sugar had plummeted from 43kg to 24kg per person between 2000 and 2018 – including a 27% reduction in the past decade – to a level lower than that recorded in 1975.

It's not clear if these figures take account of cross-border shopping, but it is a remarkable drop either way. And so, naturally, rates of obesity have fallen commensurately, right?

Wrong. According to the WHO, Norway has an obesity rate of 23.1 per cent, higher than Sweden's 20.6 per cent and - for that matter - higher than Finland's 22.2 per cent and Denmark's 19.7 per cent.

Moreover, the record shows that Norway's obesity rate has increased at a remarkably steady rate for many years, unaffected by changes in taxes or sugar consumption.



The picture is similar in Britain where sugar consumption has fallen by around a fifth since the 1960s - although campaigners are reluctant to admit this - while obesity has risen.

Maybe - just maybe - sugar isn't the culprit and crude 'public health' policies based on dogma rather than facts don't work?

Still, good news for Sweden's border town confectionery industry.

Cross-posted at the IEA blog
          

”Oikein kovaa palautetta emme ole vielä saaneet” – merilappilaiset Tieto-Finlandia -voittajat esittelivät metsäkirjaansa kemiläisyleisölle (Lapin Kansa)

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Finlandia-voittajan valmistuminen otti kahdeksan vuotta, välissä tuli kaksi kansainvälistä menestystä – "Oikean kertojaäänen löytäminen oli haastavaa" (Lapin Kansa)

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Lasten ja nuorten Finlandia-voittajateos syntyi kirjastossa pienessä taustahälyssä – tamperelainen Marisha Rasi-Koskinen voitti ensimmäisellä nuortenkirjallaan (Lapin Kansa)

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Kirjallisuuden Finlandiat Pajtim Statovcille, metsiin perehtyneille journalisteille ja psykologin kirjoittamalle dystopialle – katso video palkintojenjaosta (Yle)

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Poruszający projekt pokazujący życie artysty

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Petri Damstén pochodzi z Finlandii i specjalizuje się w fotografii konceptualnej. W 2019 wygrał grant Nordic Society of Photography na realizację projektu fotograficznego. Postanowił wykorzystać go na pokazanie, z jakimi wyzwaniami mierzy się twórca w XXI wieku.

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'The records keep going': Shiffrin moves to second on all-time World Cup wins list

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  • US skier wins slalom for fourth straight year at Killington
  • 24-year-old now trails only Lindsey Vonn for victories

Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning margins just get bigger and bigger in World Cup slaloms. One weekend after finishing 1.78 seconds ahead of her opponents in Finland, Shiffrin was a massive 2.29sec clear of her biggest rival, Petra Vlhova, in the United States on Sunday.

Shiffrin’s success for a fourth straight year at Killington was the 62nd World Cup win of her career tied for second on the all-time women’s list. The 24-year-old American drew level with Annemarie Moser-Proell, the Austrian downhill great of the 1970s, and now trails only Lindsey Vonn’s 82 wins.

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17th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Helsinki, Finland

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17th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Helsinki February 17-21, 2020Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over five days in Helsinki, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and the string section of the Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra. The course consists of four rehearsals and a public concert at Koskela Church in […]
          

LORDI: a febbraio in concerto a Bergamo, Roma e Firenze

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La teatralità della horror band finlandese torna con 3 live imperdibili per tutti gli amanti dell’Heavy Metal. LORDI 20 febbraio – Druso – Bergamo 25 febbraio – Orion – Ciampino (Roma) 26 febbraio – Viper Theatre – Firenze Biglietti in vendita a questo link > http://bit.ly/lordi2020

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SONATA ARCTICA: le foto e la scaletta del concerto al Live Club di Trezzo

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Foto di Andrea Ripamonti Sono tornati in Italia i Sonata Arctica, dopo essere stati a Padova si sono esibiti al Live Music Club di Trezzo sull’Adda (Milano) accompagnati sul palco dai Temple Balls e dai Edge of Paradise. Dopo aver intrapreso un tour primaverile dove vedeva la band finlandese impegnata in un set acustico, sono... Read more →

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Tour Finlandia - Viaggi di gruppo partenze garantite, guida locale parlante italiano.

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Pedro Fernández Barbadillo: Última hora: Finlandia ataca a la URSS

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Los comunistas de todo el mundo se lo creyeron, como ahora muchos de ellos creen que Helsinki y Berlín tenían un acuerdo secreto para invadir la URSS.
          

Mitt vinterkrig med finlandssvenskarna (5)

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Det var i början av november 1979 jag begav mig till Helsingfors. Jag hade förvarnat om min resa och när jag kom till Hufvudstadsbladet vid Mannerheimvägen fördes jag genast till chefredaktören Jan-Magnus Jansson (1922–2003). Denne var en högt aktad publicist, vetenskapsman och politiker och skulle i presidentvalet 1982 ställa upp emot Mauno Koivisto. Det finns mycket gott att berätta om honom men det får räcka med att han var ordförande i Paasikivisällskapet, d v s verkade för goda relationer österut, dock utan överdrifter.
          

Launch event of International Year of Plant Health 2020

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The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) launch event will take place at FAO headquarters as a special session of the 163rd session of the FAO Council on Monday, 2 December. The FAO Director-General will open the plant health exhibition at 5:45 pm (CET), followed by the official IYPH 2020 launch event from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. The programme for the event includes the FAO Director-General's opening speech, followed by keynote remarks by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Nicaragua; the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine of Ireland; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland; and the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. After the first session, a high-level panel discussion will take place, followed by a reception. For more information, please read the programme [here][1]. The webcast of the IYPH launch event will be available at: [http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5162/icode/][2] [1]: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/council/cl163/side-events/cl163side-events-iyph20/en/ [2]: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5162/icode/
          

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The International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) launch event will take place at FAO headquarters as a special session of the 163rd session of the FAO Council on Monday, 2 December. The FAO Director-General will open the plant health exhibition at 5:45 pm (CET), followed by the official IYPH 2020 launch event from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. The programme for the event includes the FAO Director-General's opening speech, followed by keynote remarks by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Nicaragua; the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine of Ireland; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland; and the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. After the first session, a high-level panel discussion will take place, followed by a reception. For more information, please read the programme [here][1]. The webcast of the IYPH launch event will be available at: [http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5162/icode/][2] [1]: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/council/cl163/side-events/cl163side-events-iyph20/en/ [2]: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/5162/icode/
          

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14.12. Sampsa Hatakka: Pohjoista huoltovarmuutta: Kruunun makasiinijärjestelmän toiminta Suomessa Viaporin rakennuskauden aikana 1747–1756

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Northern supply security: The functioning of the Crown’s magazine supply system in Finland during the construction period of Sveaborg 1747–1756

Building the fortress of Sveaborg was an enormous project which required thousands of soldiers as construction workers year after year. Merchants of Helsinki could not procure enough food for the market and consequently the soldiers could not buy what they needed. Thus, the Crown had to provide bread, meat and other foodstuffs for them.

The aim of this thesis is to examine how the Crown storage magazines were utilised in organising food supplies for the workforce. The study also emphasises the other functions of the magazines. Stores had to be prepared for a possible war against Russia, and farmers required seed for their fields in case of harvest failure. In addition to the accounts of the magazines, the main sources for this study are the letters and minutes of the central governmental institutions.

The thesis demonstrates that, unlike many other European states in the 18th century, Sweden had a highly centralised supply organisation. When the Crown bought grain, flour and other foodstuffs, it played an active part in business negotiations. The officials of the Crown also took care of many other functions of the supply organisation: storing the goods in magazines, transportation, and manufacturing bread.

The reasons for the relative lack of private entrepreneurs’ involvement in the supply organisation are manifold. Finnish towns were small, and their merchants had only a limited amount of capital. The rich merchants of Stockholm, on the other hand, could not freely take part in the provisioning of soldiers in Finland, because the Crown had a principle of buying foodstuffs locally whenever it was practical and affordable. Magazines were also needed to store grain which farmers delivered as taxes. In addition, magazines were needed in case of harvest failure to prevent grain shortages. Because Finland was blocked by ice during the winter months, it was especially important to have stores gathered in advance in case sudden subsistence crises occurred.

The functioning of the magazine supply system during the construction period of Sveaborg reveals how much effort and preparation it took to provide food for soldiers and grain for farmers in the northernmost parts of Europe. The Crown had to take an active part in all levels of the system to ensure that it worked well. For that reason, the Swedish military supply system significantly differed from those in use in many other countries.


          

Tampere is a hard shortage of cultural facilities, but the city has kept parts onkiniemi prevent empty – now hiring promised terhent more

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Many of the Tampere cultural have long wondered why the city keeps the former in Finland, knitted socks factory in rented premises are empty. The situation has
          

Finland also wants to evade U.S. Iran sanctions – the Israeli foreign ministry snarled angrily

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the EU presidency of Finland has joined Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland and Belgium with INSTEX system, which aims to facilitate trade to the U.S. sanctions li
          

Kalmar straddle carriers once again selected for fleet renewal at Steveco in Finland

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Steveco to supply a total of six diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at the Mussalo terminal in Kotka, Finland. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed during Q2 2020.Steveco Group, a leading port operator in Finland, employs approximately 850 people and has annual revenues of over EUR 150 million. In addition to the Mussalo terminal, the Group also has operations at the Hietanen, Hamina and Vuosaari terminals along Finland’s south coast. The new straddle carriers will join an already extensive and varied fleet of Kalmar equipment which also includes terminal tractors, forklift trucks and reachstackers.The Kalmar Straddle Carrier is driven by a highly efficient diesel-electric power unit and features excellent manoeuvrability, quiet operation and easy maintenance. The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface improve productivity by ensuring that operators benefit from the best possible driving experience.Jari Immonen, CEO, Steveco Oy: “By investing in a modern straddle carrier fleet we will ensure our ability to continue providing excellent service to our customers also in the future. Additionally these responsible investments support our strategy for sustainable development. We have built a solid relationship with Kalmar over the years and trust the equipment to deliver high performance and reliability combined with low operating and maintenance costs.” Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Sales, EMEIA, Kalmar: “This latest order from Steveco is a reflection of the deep trust they place in both our equipment  and extensive technical expertise. We are delighted to be able to help Steveco once again enhance their business operations with container handling solutions that meets their exacting standards.”

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Ahlström Capital donerar 25 000 euro till UNICEF och 20 000 euro till skogsforskning i Östra Finlands universitet

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AMBERIAN DAWN Releases ABBA-Cover “Lay All Your Love On Me” & Lyric Video

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Melodic ABBA-Metal from Finland – A poetic sound rises with AMBERIAN DAWN   With their first single, “United”, already providing a hint of the musical direction their new album Looking For You is headed, AMBERIAN DAWN’s new version of ABBA’s hit track “Lay All Your Love On Me” leaves nothing left to be questioned. This song is the perfect statement and […]

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569933-2019: Finlande-Helsinki: Services de nettoyage

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Ilmastonmuutos pakottaa toimiin arktisella alueella

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Ilmastonmuutoksen torjumisessa kestävä arktinen ja antarktinen politiikka ovat tärkeässä roolissa. Arktinen ja antarktinen suurlähettiläs Petteri Vuorimäki kertoo Kestävää ulkopolitiikkaa –sarjan seitsemännessä jaksossa Suomen kylmien olosuhteiden asiantuntemuksesta ja aktiivisesta roolista polaaristen alueiden politiikassa. Arktiset asiat ovat esillä myös Finlandia-talolla 29.marraskuuta järjestettävässä A Clean and Global North -tapahtumassa.
          

Kanat Atkaya : Çok uzak biraz yakın

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KONU aslında bize çok uzak; konu aslında bize biraz yakın...Konu Finlandiya...Finlandiya, malumunuz kendi mucizesini yaratmış bir memleket.1970'lere kadar kaderi neredeyse Türkiye ile paralel...İlk asfalt otoyola 1963'te kavuşabiliyor, ekonomisi kırılgan, eğitim sistemi "fırsat eşitsizliğine" dayanıyor filan...1970'lere gelindiğinde "Madem yanlış gidiyor işler, şimdiye kadar ne yapıyorsak tam tersini yapalım" diyorlar.Bu konuda Selçuk Şirin hocamızın 2014'te Hürriyet'te yayınlanan "Finlandiya na...
          

EĞİTİMDE GÜNEY KORE MUCİZESİNİN SIRLARI

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Eğitimde başarı denince akla ilk Finlandiya gelir. Oysa son yıllarda Güney Kore de eğitimde sessiz sedasız üst sıralara yükseliyor. Güney Kore, Ekonomik İşbirliği ve Kalkınma Örgütü (OECD) tarafından üçer yıllık dönemler halinde, 15 yaş grubundaki öğrencilerin kazanmış oldukları bilgi ve becerileri değerlendiren Uluslararası Öğrenci Değerlendirme Programı olan PISA’da tırmanışa geçti. PISA 2009’da okuma becerileri alanında 539 ortalama puanla en başarılı ülke oldu, PISA 2015’te okuma ve matematik alanında 7’nci, bilim alanında 11’inci sıraya yükseldi.
          

Peter Taalas, responsable du climat à l’ONU : « Arrêtez de vous inquiéter, faites des bébés ! »

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Texte de Ben Johnson traduit par Benoît Perrin.

Le changement climatique est peut-être un problème, mais il ne détruira pas le monde. C’est ce qu’affirme le chef de l’agence des Nations unies consacrée au climat. Il ajoute que les jeunes gens ne doivent pas arrêter d’avoir des enfants.. Selon lui, la rhétorique alarmiste des « catastrophistes et extrémistes » selon laquelle les bébés vont détruire la planète « ressemble à l’extrémisme religieux » et « fera peser un poids supplémentaire » sur les jeunes femmes en « provoquant de l’anxiété ».

Petteri Taalas n’est pas un « négationniste climatique ». Il est secrétaire général de l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), l’agence spéciale de l’ONU sur la météo et le climat, qui compte 193 états membres. Le dernier rapport de l’OMM sur le climat mondial affirme qu’il existe des preuves de l’existence de facteurs anthropiques à l’origine des émissions de carbone. Cependant, il ne met pas en lumière de « lien causal » avec les catastrophes naturelles. L’avant-propos de Taalas a été suivi de déclarations du secrétaire général de l’ONU et du président de l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU. Et Taalas a récemment appelé à une « action urgente pour le climat ».

Cela rend ses paroles apaisantes d’autant plus significatives.

Le changement climatique causé par l’homme, dit Taalas, « ne sera pas la fin du monde. Le monde devient de plus en plus difficile. Dans certaines parties du globe, les conditions de vie se détériorent, mais les gens ont survécu dans des conditions difficiles. »

La véritable menace aujourd’hui, dit-il, vient de l’extrémisme environnemental malavisé, qui exige que les hommes apportent des changements radicaux à leur vie économique — et personnelle —, sous peine de devenir complices d’un génocide.

« Alors que le scepticisme climatique est devenu moins problématique, nous sommes maintenant contestés de l’autre côté », dit Taalas. « Ce sont des rabat-joie et des extrémistes. Ils profèrent des menaces. »

À titre d’exemple de propositions extrêmes, Taalas dit que ces militants « exigent zéro émission [de carbone] d’ici 2025 ».

Et leur foi rivalise avec celle du fanatique religieux le plus convaincu, affirme Taalas au journal financier finlandais Talouselämä (qui se traduit par « vie économique ») le 6 septembre (traduction anglaise ici).

« Les rapports du GIEC [Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat] ont été lus de la même manière que la Bible. Vous essayez de trouver certains éléments ou sections à partir desquels vous essayez de justifier vos opinions extrêmes. Cela ressemble à l’extrémisme religieux », dit Taalas.

Cet environnement polarisé a un impact négatif sur la santé mentale des jeunes, en particulier les femmes qui veulent avoir des enfants.

« L’atmosphère créée par les médias a provoqué de l’anxiété. L’idée la plus récente est que les enfants sont une chose négative. Je m’inquiète pour les jeunes mères, qui sont déjà sous pression. Cela ajoute un poids supplémentaire sur leurs épaules. »

La personne la plus importante à poser cette question cette année a été le député Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, qui a demandé dans une vidéo sur les médias sociaux : « Est-il acceptable d’avoir encore des enfants ? » Les écologistes avertissent que la plus grande empreinte carbone qu’une personne laissera jamais est le fait d’avoir des enfants. Le sénateur Bernie Sanders a récemment suggéré que les contribuables américains devraient financer l’avortement dans le monde entier afin de « réduire la surpopulation ». Manger de la viande réchaufferait aussi la terre à cause de ce que le Green New Deal qualifiait carrément de « vaches qui pètent ».

Taalas rejette ces préoccupations : « Si vous vous mettez à vivre comme un moine orthodoxe », célibataire et avec un régime végétalien pendant les saisons de jeûne, « le monde ne sera pas sauvé pour autant ».

Taalas mérite d’être entendu, à une époque où l’expression de « changement climatique » ne peut être prononcée sans le mot « catastrophique » : « S’adapter au changement climatique sera peut-être moins douloureux que d’adopter des solutions pour le prévenir. »

Comme je l’ai noté lorsque le prince Harry et Meghan Markle ont annoncé qu’ils prévoyaient d’avoir « maximum » deux enfants, le rapport largement cité (et probablement peu lu) du GIEC estime le coût de la réparation de la planète si les politiques ne font absolument rien :
 

Le GIEC a constaté que si les gouvernements du monde entier ne font rien pour réduire les émissions de CO2, ce qu’elle appelle « le scénario de référence sans politique », cela entraînera « une perte du produit intérieur brut (PIB) mondial de 2,6 % » d’ici 2100.

Comparez cela, momentanément, au coût d’un effondrement de la population. Le FMI a constaté que dans les pays les plus développés comme le Royaume-Uni, la seule hausse des dépenses de santé publique « entre 2015 et 2050 équivaudrait à 57 % du PIB actuel, et la valeur actuelle nette de l’augmentation entre 2050 et 2100 atteindrait 163 % du PIB. »


Si la population diminue, le seul coût pour les systèmes de protection sociale dépasse largement le coût de l’adaptation. Et ce n’est qu’un exemple parmi d’autres. Les propositions qui élimineraient des emplois et des possibilités en interdisant des industries utiles ou en redistribuant la richesse ne feront qu’aggraver la situation. Les 93 000 milliards de dollars du Green New Deal ne méritent peut-être pas d’être dépensés.

Le regret de toute une vie de ces femmes qui n’auront jamais les enfants qu’elles auraient voulu, n’est pas anodin.

Nous devons être bien conscients que ni les géants de l’entreprise que la gauche écologiste condamne, ni l’élite politique qu’elle valorise, ne supporteront le pire des changements économiques à venir. Souvent, ils n’adoptent pas non plus les changements de mode de vie qu’ils ont proposés. Ted Turner, ardent promoteur de la réduction de la population, a lui-même cinq enfants et élève des bisons. Les riches et les puissants auront toujours suffisamment de ressources pour faire face aux conséquences. Les pauvres et les classes moyennes du monde entier n’ont pas les moyens de se procurer de la viande ou de voyager, sont privés de possibilités d’emploi et leurs impôts augmentent de façon astronomique. Ce sont eux qui seront les plus durement touchés.

Nous devons décider sagement quand, comment et si nous voulons nous adapter. Nous devons analyser la contribution de l’homme au changement climatique, identifier les pays qui en sont les principaux responsables et peser le coût de l’imposition de solutions souvent draconiennes par rapport au coût réel de l’adaptation à un environnement légèrement plus chaud. Et nous devons le faire en sachant que nous sauvons la planète dans un seul but : la transmettre à la génération suivante.

En ce qui concerne le changement climatique, il ne suffit pas d’agir. En tant que chrétiens, nous devons au monde notre prudence.


          

Contre l’appropriation militante

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C’était un soir de semaine, je devais avoir 10 ans. Je m’étais installé devant mon téléviseur pour écouter un nouvel épisode de la série Racines, une fiction sur l’esclavage aux États-Unis inspirée de l’histoire familiale de l’écrivain Alex Haley. Les épisodes précédents avaient raconté l’enfer de Kunta Kinte, jeune Africain capturé en pleine forêt, transporté dans un négrier insalubre, vendu aux enchères comme du bétail, rebaptisé Toby par son propriétaire. Une histoire étonnante, choquante, mais dont je connaissais vaguement la trame puisque mes parents m’avaient expliqué ce qu’avait été l’esclavagisme.

Ce soir-là, pourtant, allait rester gravé dans ma mémoire. L’épisode était consacré à une tentative d’évasion de « Toby ». Pour le retrouver, le propriétaire avait embauché deux mercenaires sans scrupule. Forts de leur longue expérience de chasse aux fuyards, ils l’attrapèrent facilement, à l’aide d’un filet. Pressé contre un gros arbre, l’esclave en fuite fut placé devant un terrible choix : ou on lui enlevait la vie, ou on lui tranchait les cinq orteils. La scène, somme toute pudique, m’a hanté pendant longtemps : on voyait la hache soulevée et on entendait le long cri de la victime, amputé à froid.

Le souvenir de cet épisode de Racines est revenu à la surface durant l’été 2018 lors de la controverse entourant la production SLAV. La hargne des manifestants, les procès d’intention, l’annulation de la pièce, le climat général de censure et de soupçon nourri par les réseaux sociaux, la découverte du concept de « racisé » utilisé à toutes les sauces firent resurgir l’émotion ressentie par le garçon de 10 ans que j’avais été.

C’est qu’après le visionnement de cet épisode, je n’avais pas fermé l’oeil de la nuit. L’injustice à laquelle je venais d’être exposée était trop forte, trop inhumaine. Les cris de ce pauvre Kunta Kinte résonnaient en moi : impossible de reprendre mes esprits et de dormir. J’étais bouleversé par l’insensibilité des bourreaux en même temps que révolté par un système fondé sur la domestication d’une catégorie d’êtres humains.

Ce qui me frappe avec le recul, c’est que j’avais beau être « blanc », je ne me sentais pas du tout lié aux hommes qui avaient traqué et martyrisé Kunta Kinte. J’étais choqué et indigné, mais je ne ressentais aucune culpabilité. Ces bourreaux, c’était absolument clair, n’avaient rien à voir avec moi, ils m’étaient complètement étrangers. Spontanément, je m’étais identifié à la victime, c’est-à-dire dans ce cas-ci à un esclave d’origine africaine qui n’avait rien à voir avec le petit garçon de la classe ouvrière québécoise que j’étais.

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Cette réelle empathie pour la victime, cette absence d’identification aux bourreaux, comment l’expliquer ? La réponse m’apparaît au fond toute simple. Fondamentalement, les tortionnaires s’en étaient pris à un semblable ; des hommes avaient traité un autre homme comme un animal, l’avaient dépouillé de sa dignité, privé de sa liberté naturelle. Cet acte de barbarie était un crime contre l’humanité ; il transcendait toutes conditions raciales, ethniques, sociales. À l’origine de mon indignation, il y avait un scandale humain. Je suis convaincu qu’un petit garçon finlandais, croate ou chinois aurait réagi comme moi à cette infamie.

Si l’on accepte une telle idée, dès lors les souffrances des Noirs, mais aussi des Juifs, des Kurdes, des Autochtones nous concernent tous. Chercheurs, créateurs, artistes, nous sommes tous interpellés par ces injustices et cette barbarie. Que des communautés humaines fondent leur aventure commune sur les récits de souffrances subies est tout à fait normal, compréhensible, légitime. Mais d’aucune façon ces souffrances ne devraient être homologuées par un groupe, une ethnie, une nation ou un mouvement social.

Chateaubriand s’est senti interpellé par le drame des Natchez ; Longfellow par la déportation des Acadiens ; Gabrielle Roy par la vie difficile des ouvriers de Saint-Henri. Il s’agissait bien d’une appropriation, mais en vue d’en restituer un sens personnel, et aucun n’aurait eu l’idée saugrenue de faire relire son travail par les porte-parole d’un mouvement ou d’un parti. Des chercheurs comme Bruce Trigger, Roland Viau et Serge Bouchard ont eux aussi plus ou moins versé dans l’appropriation culturelle. Il faut cependant les en remercier, car grâce à eux, on comprend mieux l’histoire des Iroquois, des Hurons-Wendats et des Innus.

Au lieu d’affirmer haut et fort sa liberté d’artiste, Robert Lepage a quant à lui préféré confesser son « erreur » et ainsi donner raison aux censeurs qui l’accablaient des pires insultes. Cet acte de contrition n’a fait qu’alourdir la chape de plomb qui pèse sur les épaules de tous les créateurs. Résultat : on ne salue plus une oeuvre originale, on récompense une cause ; l’art et la recherche en sciences sociales tendent à se placer au service d’une morale ou d’une bonne conscience, attitude qui freine la création et asphyxie les débats sur des enjeux sensibles.

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Air strikes in Italy and Finland hit tens of thousands of travellers

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Maternity acupuncture in the UK, what do you know about it?

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Women are seeking acupuncture treatments for a variety of women's health–related conditions. A European Union (EU)/China survey from acupuncturists indicated that 41% of EU respondents commonly treated obstetric/gynecologic issues, of which half of them from the UK. Another U.K. survey of acupuncturists reported that fertility acupuncture is 15% of their treatments. Maternity acupuncture is also popular. In pregnancy, the most-common conditions were nausea and vomiting, lower-back or pelvic-girdle pain (LBPGP), and labor preparation and induction. Acupuncture during pregnancy and labor has been evaluated as safe when used by a suitably qualified practitioner, and a growing willingness to refer for pregnancy-related acupuncture has been reported from Western health practitioners.

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Debra Betts, Med Acupunct. 2019 Oct 1; 31(5): 274–280.
          

Russie, Danemark, Finlande: qui sont les prochains adversaires des Diables à l'Euro?

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Finland's Varma joins effort to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2030

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More asset owners in Europe have been accelerating their exit from coal-related investments to cut their carbon emissions to zero by 2030.


          

4th European Language Resource Coordination Conference

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Today is the first day of the 4th ELRC Conference in Helsinki, Finland
          

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Utländska turisters övernattningar ökade med 12 procent i oktober 2019

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Nye kulturprojekter i udsatte boligområder

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Bor du i Gellerup i Aarhus, Sigynsgade-kvarteret i København eller Finlandsparken i Vejle, vil du fremover kunne opleve kultur på helt nye måder i dit kvarter. Tre kulturprojekter har netop fået tildelt i alt 4,8 mio. kr. fra Puljen til kultur i udsatte boligområder.
          

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Fest på slottet 2019 (svenskt referat)

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Presidenten bjuder till fest på slottet, Finlands självständighet till ära. Stämningarna, glittret och glamouren förmedlas av Matilda Gyllenberg, Ann-Christine Karhu och Jonas Blomqvist som refererar på svenska. Intervjuer med gäster i vimlet görs både på svenska och finska och Svenska Yles reporter under kristallkronorna är Daniel Olin.
          

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Gross domestic product grew by 0.7 per cent from the previous quarter.

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According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the volume 1) of Finlands gross domestic product increased in July to September by 0.7 per cent from the previous quarter. Compared with the third quarter of 2018, GDP adjusted for working days grew by 2.2 per cent.
          

Number of accidents at work 138,000 in Finland in 2017

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Over 138,000 accidents at work occurred in Finland in 2017. Of these, 126,500 occurred to wage and salary earners and 11,600 to self-employed persons (including farmers). The majority of all accidents at work, 113,000 cases, occurred at places of work or while in work traffic, whereas 25,000 accidents at work occurred while commuting. These numbers also include minor accidents at work that led to disability lasting less than four days and on which insurance companies paid compensation only for medical treatment expenses.
          

Turnover of large enterprises contracted in October

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According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the seasonally adjusted turnover of large enterprises contracted by 0.9 per cent in October 2019 compared with September. In September, seasonally adjusted turnover grew by 0.6 per cent, while in August, turnover was 0.2 per cent lower than in the month before.
          

Business subsidies paid to large enterprises clearly decreasing

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Based on Statistics Finlands statistics on business subsidies, direct business subsidies declined by two per cent in 2018 compared to 2017. In total, business subsidies increased by 0.1 per cent from the year before. The growth was due to a 3.2 per cent increase in guarantees to enterprises. Loans granted to enterprises decreased by 3.3 per cent year-on-year. The number of enterprises that received subsidies was 28,147, which is one per cent fewer than in the previous year.
          

Nights spent by foreign tourists in Finland increased by 12 per cent in October 2019

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Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments increased by 5.6 per cent from last year and 1.24 million nights were recorded for them in October 2019. Overnight stays by foreign tourists increased by 12.2 per cent and 0.43 million overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists. Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 1.67 million overnight stays, which was 7.2 per cent more than one year before. These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finlands statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.
          

Students in education leading to a qualification or degree number 1.29 million

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The total number of students in education leading to a qualification or degree was 1.29 million in 2018. The number has remained unchanged compared to the previous year. The number of students grew in comprehensive school education, university of applied sciences education and university education. The number of students in upper secondary school education and vocational education decreased. These data derive from education statistics compiled by Statistics Finland.
          

Consumer confidence rose slightly month-on-month

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The consumer confidence indicator (CCI) stood at -5.0 in November, having been -6.6 in October and -4.2 in September. In last years November, the CCI received the value -1.7. The average for the CCI since January 2018 is -0.7. The data are based on Statistics Finlands Consumer Confidence Survey, to which 1,134 persons resident in Finland responded between 1 and 19 November. The survey methods were revised in May.
          

Cubic volume of granted building permits increased in the third quarter

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According to Statistics Finland, in July to September 2019, building permits were granted for a total of 7.4 million cubic metres, which is 1.4 per cent more than in the corresponding period one year ago. Examined by building type, the cubic volume covered by permits increased in commercial and office buildings. The cubic volumes of other buildings decreased.
          

Employment increased, unemployment almost unchanged compared to one year ago

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According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, there were 21,000 more employed persons in October than a year earlier. There were 3,000 fewer unemployed than in October 2018. The trend of the employment rate was 72.7 per cent and the trend of the unemployment rate was 6.7 per cent.
          

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,526,306 at the end of October

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According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,526,306 at the end of October. Our country's population increased by 8,387 persons during January-October. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 14,982. The number of births was 6,207 lower than that of deaths.
          

Retail trade flash estimate: turnover grew by 3.5 per cent year-on-year in October

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According to Statistics Finlands retail trade flash estimate, the working day adjusted turnover of retail trade increased by 3.5 per cent in October from October 2018. The volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of price changes has been eliminated, grew by 2.5 per cent over the same period. In daily consumer goods trade, the working day adjusted turnover increased by 3.2 per cent in October and the sales volume, in turn, by 1.6 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.
          

Producer prices for manufactured products fell by 0.9 per cent from October last year

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According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products fell by an average of 0.9 per cent from October 2018 to October 2019. The producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market went down by 0.3 per cent, while the producer prices of export products fell by 1.6 per cent.
          

Childlessness becoming more common among people with a lower level of education

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According to Statistics Finland's statistics on the population structure, 18.8 per cent of women aged 45 to 49 resident in Finland in 2018 and speaking national languages were childless. The share of childless women among those with basic level qualifications was 22.5 per cent, 18.7 per cent for those with upper secondary level qualifications and 18.3 per cent for those with tertiary level qualifications. Over ten years, the share of childless women among those with upper secondary level qualifications has increased by 3.6 percentage points and by 3.0 percentage points among those with basic level qualifications.
          

Market trends in mass media stayed unchanged in 2018

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The value of the mass media market was about EUR 3.8 billion in 2018. Compared to the year before, the value of the market grew by 0.9 per cent or EUR 33 million. The data are based on the calculations of Statistics Finland's mass media and cultural statistics.
          

Operating expenses of municipalities in Mainland Finland grew by 3.9 per cent in January to September 2019

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In January to September 2019, the external operating expenses of municipalities in Mainland Finland were 3.9 per cent higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. External operating revenue declined by 3.7 per cent. Municipalities received a total of EUR 17.1 billion in tax revenue and EUR 6.7 billion in central government transfers to local government. The external operating expenses of joint municipal authorities grew by 8.2 per cent and operating revenue by 7.1 per cent. These data appear from Statistics Finland's statistics on quarterly local government finances, for which data were collected from 80 municipalities and from 69 joint municipal authorities in Mainland Finland.
          

Energy consumption in households fell further in 2018

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The energy consumed in housing amounted to close on 66 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2018. Consumption fell by around one TWh from the previous year. The weather was warmer than in the previous year, which decreased the need for heating energy. The number and volume of dwellings increased further. Consumption of indoor space heating fell by three per cent from 2017 to 2018. The energy consumption of household appliances went up by two per cent. The data are based on Statistics Finland's statistics on energy consumption in households.
          

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The Israeli police have recommended indicting Netanyahu in three cases. Case 100 involves allegations that he received gifts of cigars and jewelry from billionaire benefactors. Case 200 involves alleged illicit deals between Netanyahu and Arnon Mozes, publisher of the popular Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth.

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Euro 2020 Group J - Greece-Finland (18 November 2019, OAKA, Athens)

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I think they both got frustrated with our tactics and the lack of hustle with the team. After a while, complacency gets contagious.
          

EK-loting: Krijgen Rode Duivels in tweede ronde al team uit 'groep des doods'?

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De Rode Duivels kennen sinds zaterdag al hun tegenstanders op het EK. In de eerste ronde treft Belgi&euml; respectievelijk Rusland, Denemarken en Finland. Ook de verdere weg richting de finale, wat het uiteindelijke doel is van onze Duivels, is al gekend.
          

Kronprinsessan vid hållbarhets­seminarium på Finlands­institutet

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Shiffrin arrasa en el eslalon de Killington y alcanza a Moser-Pröll

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Redacción Deportes, 1 dic (EFE).- La estadounidense Mikaela Shiffrin logró este domingo su sexagésima segunda victoria en la Copa del Mundo de esquí alpino y empató en número de triunfos con la legendaria austríaca Annemarie Moser-Pröll al ganar el eslalon de Killington (Estados Unidos), donde aventajó en 2.29 segundos a la segunda clasificada, la eslovaca Petra Vlhova, y en 2.73 a la tercera, la sueca Anna Swenn Larsson.

Shiffrin alcanzó a Moser-Pröll, que logró sus 62 triunfos entre 1969 y 1980, y se queda a veinte de la esquiadora con más victorias de la historia, la también estadounidense Lindsey Vonn, que triunfó entre 2011 y 2019 y ya retirada del circuito.

Ganadora de la Copa del Mundo los tres últimos años, la insaciable esquiadora norteamericana se exhibió este domingo en Killington, estación en la que ha ganado por cuarta vez en su carrera (siempre en eslalon).

En total, la esquiadora de Vail acumula 62 triunfos en el circuito y dos en lo que va de campaña, en la que ganó el primer eslalon del curso, en Levi (Finlandia).

La estadounidense. que el sábado acabó segunda en el gigante disputado en este mismo lugar, fue de largo la mejor en la primera manga, en la que aventajó en 1.13 segundos a Vlhova y en 1.74 a la suiza Wendy Holdener.

Y en la segunda no dio opción. Le bastó marcar el cuarto mejor registro para acabar primera con más de dos segundos de margen. Además, Holdener quedó eliminada. La mejor en la segunda bajada fue la noruega Nina Haver-Loeseth, quinta en el total.

Con este triunfo Mikaela Shiffrin, de 24 años, aumenta su ventaja en el liderato de la general de la Copa del Mundo, en la que suma ya 340 puntos, 192 más que la segunda, la suiza Michelle Gisin, novena este domingo en Killington. Vlhova se sitúa tercera con 202 menos.

La italiana Federica Brignone falló en la segunda bajada y desciende al quinto puesto con 125.

Con dos victorias en los dos eslalones disputados, Shiffrin, cinco veces campeona del mundo y en dos ocasiones campeona olímpica, comanda la clasificación de la especialidad con pleno de 200 puntos. Swenn Larsson es segunda con 110. EFE


          

[Q #3622] QAnon meeting @ Tampere, Finland

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Roberto Martinez krijgt het niet warm van EK-loting: "Liever eerst tegen Finland begonnen"

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Met Rusland, Denemarken en Finland (in die volgorde) spelen de Rode Duivels hun eerste twee matchen op het EK tegen een gastland. Dat had Roberto Martinez liefst anders gezien.
          

Framtiden osäker för Finlands statsminister

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I Finland fortsätter den politiska turbulensen efter poststrejken och framtiden för statsministern ser oviss ut.


          

Optics and electronics developers cooperate to promote recycling

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Project in Finland aiming to create recyclable, compostable components using renewables.
          

Finland Has An Education System The Other Country Should Learn From

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Comment on Shelf Critter Advent Calendar – Day 2 by photofinlandrantasalot.wordpress.com

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I must send to the sponkies some snow, cold and dark in a box. In Australia they have no idea how this " winter wonderland" feels, when walking outside in a snow storm in darkness with wind from Siberia.
          

Auditorium Parco della Musica Pietro Roffi “1999”

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Il fisarmonicista Pietro Roffi torna in concerto,all’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, lunedì 2 dicembre 2019 ,organizzato da Ventidieci, con il suo inedito live“1999”.

“Pietro non è soltanto tecnicamente preparatissimo, ma anche un musicista di un‘espressività poetica e raffinata, capace di far cantare il suo strumento e di seguire il pensiero musicale del compositore con immaginazione e empatia” (Dario Marianelli, Premio Oscar)

Dopo il debutto a settembre scorso con l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia nel concerto per i novant’anni di Ennio Morricone, il fisarmonicista porta per la prima volta a Roma il suo progetto per fisarmonica ed elettronica.

I dieci brani originali presenti in “1999”, disco di debutto per Inri Classic, vengono qui interpretati in forma di concerto. Auditorium della Musica

L’elemento acustico ed esotico espresso dalla fisarmonica si fonde con l’etereo espresso dall’elettronica.Il risultato è un suono unico che non si riesce a collocare in un lasso temporale o un genere preciso: ci sono le influenze della musica da film, quelle del folk, a tratti c’è perfino un po’ di techno.

Con la fisarmonica in spalla, Pietro Roffi ha girato il mondo. Nato nel 1992, ha cominciato a suonare la fisarmonica all’età di sei anni e si è laureato con lode e menzione d’onore al Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia” di Roma.

Ha debuttato come solista all’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma con l’Orchestra

dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia sotto la direzione di Carlo Rizzari, suonando una Serenata scritta dal premio Oscar Dario Marianelli in occasione del novantesimo compleanno di Ennio Morricone, alla presenza del Presidente della Repubblica.

Svolge un’intensa attività concertistica che lo ha visto esibirsi in più di cento concerti in tutto il mondo, come solista e con orchestre sinfoniche, in sale prestigiose come il “Die Glocke” a Brema (Germania) con la Internationalen Jugendsinfonieorchesters, dove ha eseguito il concerto “Fairy Tales” per fisarmonica e orchestra di V. Trojan, e il “Romanian Athenaeum” a Bucarest (Romania) con l’Orchestra Giovanile Nazionale diretta da Gabriel Bebeselea, ricevendo ovunque apprezzamenti da pubblico e critica musicale.

Ha suonato inoltre in Lituania, dove nel 2017 ha debuttato con le Variazioni Goldberg di Bach, in Italia (dove si è esibito, tra l’altro, per la IUC Concerti alla Sapienza, nel Teatro del Grande Eliseo, nella Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, per Expo Milano 2015, per Notti a Castel Sant’Angelo, per Nuova Consonanza e al Narnia Festival), in Inghilterra (Royal Academy of Music di Londra e nella Cattedrale di Peterborough), in Argentina (con una tournée sold-out in tredici città),a Malta (Bir Miftuħ International Music Festival), in Cina (Pechino, Tianjing e presso la Nanjing University of Arts).

In Australia (Melbourne e Woodend Winter Arts Festival nel Victoria State), in Brasile (a Rio de Janeiro, presso la Sala Italia e il Museu Nacional de Belas Artes), in Croazia e in Spagna. Nel 2017 si esibisce nella Suite da concerto dalle musiche per il film Anna Karenina composta da Dario Marianelli con la Roma Tre Orchestra al Teatro Palladium di Roma e al Teatro Verdi di Pordenone, sotto la direzione di Luciano Acocella.

Nell’occasione conosce il compositore premio Oscar che lo chiama, nel novembre dello stesso anno, per registrare la colonna sonora del film “Nome di donna” del regista Marco Tullio Giordana. Nel 2010 ha vinto il Primo Premio al Concorso Internazionale di Castelfidardo (cat. musica leggera).

Ha frequentato seminari con pionieri dello strumento come O. Murray (Regno Unito), C. Jacomucci (Italia), Y. Shishkin (Russia), F. Angelis (Francia), M. Rantanen (Finlandia), S. Hussong (Germania), C. X. Qing (Cina), R. Sviackevicius (Lituania), I. Alberdi (Spain), A. Melichar (Austria).

Ha tenuto master classes come docente nella National University of Music di Bucarest e registrato concerti live per TV e radio nazionali in Romania, Italia e Cina. Viene annualmente invitato a rappresentare l’Italia da Ambasciate e Istituti Italiani di Cultura nel mondo.

Dopo aver pubblicato nel 2018 un EP dedicato ad Astor Piazzolla insieme al pianista romano Alessandro Stella, a settembre del 2019 Pietro pubblicherà il suo primo album da solista di composizione originali (per fisarmonica ed elettronica) con l’etichetta Inri Classic. Suona

una Bugari Armando Prime, costruita a Castelfidardo. È cresciuto e vive a Valmontone, cittadina vicino Roma.

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Rallye - WRC, Jari-Matti Latvala dans une team bis avec Katsuta Takamoto ?

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Six more countries join Trump-busting Iran barter group

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Bilan un an de Velotaf - Tristan

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@Elessar : Madame roule en Pelago, un vélo fabriqué à Helsinki, en Finlande.


          

568646-2019: Finlande-Vaasa: Matériaux et structures de construction; produits auxiliaires pour la construction (à l'exception des appareils électriques)

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Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New Brief of European Abortion Laws

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Europe leads the world with its number of liberalized laws on abortion, but many women still face access barriers due to regulatory restrictions or regressive threats
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(PRESS RELEASE) --A new comparative overview of European abortion laws, released today by the Center for Reproductive Rights, reveals that more than 95% of women of reproductive age currently live in countries where laws allow abortion either on request or on broad social grounds.

This impressive statistic nevertheless masks the fact that some of these countries maintain restrictive pre-conditions, such as mandatory counselling or enforced waiting periods, that can impede or delay women accessing services. In addition, abortion is still outlawed or extremely restricted in six countries in the region.

The report, European Abortion Laws: A Comparative Overview, outlines that the trend is squarely towards positive and progressive liberalizing reform in the European region, such as the recent legalization of abortion on request in Cyprus, Ireland and Iceland. It also warns, however, that the region remains at considerable risk of attempts to rollback abortion rights, such as current proposals before the Slovakian parliament that would introduce extreme mandatory requirements prior to abortion that are contrary to international human rights principles and law. 

The new report reveals that, currently, across the European region:

  • Thirty-nine countries (ranging right across the continent, from Portugal and Spain in the West to Turkey and the Russian Federation in the East) have legalized abortion on request (i.e where abortion is legal without the need for a medical practitioner or other authority to certify a particular reason for the abortion)
  • Two countries (Finland and the United Kingdom) have legalized abortion on broad social grounds
  • Six countries retain highly restrictive abortion laws – Andorra, Malta and San Marino do not allow abortion in any circumstances; Liechtenstein allows abortion only when a woman’s life or health is at risk, or where the pregnancy resulted from sexual assault; Monaco and Poland allow abortion only when a woman’s life or health is at risk, following a sexual assault, or where a severe foetal anomaly has been detected

Some countries have set time limits on abortion on request at between 18-24 weeks of pregnancy, while others set these limits around the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. All of these countries’ laws allow access later in pregnancy in specific circumstances, such as where a woman’s health or life is at risk, and here the standard practice is not to impose any time limitation at all.

Despite having legalized abortion, some European countries have maintained a range of procedural rules and regulations that can impede and delay women’s access to abortion care.  These include:

  • mandatory waiting periods between the date on which an abortion is first requested and the date on which it may take place;
  • laws compelling women to undergo counselling, which can sometimes be required to be biased or directive;
  • short rigid time limits for accessing abortion that may disproportionately affect certain groups of women; and
  • criminalising women or medical professionals who act outside of the legal framework for abortion provision

Although the general trend in Europe has been towards increasing liberalization and removing barriers to access, in recent years some countries in Europe have attempted to roll back existing legal protections for women’s access to abortion care. Initiatives have ranged from attempts to introduce regressive pre-conditions before abortions can take place, such as mandatory biased counselling, or waiting periods, to attempts to fully ban abortion or remove existing legal grounds for abortion.

“Women in Europe have fought long and hard for legal entitlements to access abortion care,” said Leah Hector, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

As recent events in Poland and Slovakia demonstrate, rights to access abortion may be arbitrarily threatened by attempts to introduce new barriers or scale back on the legality of abortion care, and we must be ever vigilant.

“Comparative reports like this one help to capture the current status of abortion law and practice across the region, and provide advocates and policy makers with information on where and how their efforts should be focused moving forward. There is much progress still to be made if Europe is to achieve the promise of gender equality.”

To download a copy of European Abortion Laws: A Comparative Overview go to: https://reproductiverights.org/document/european-abortion-law-fact-sheet

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Débat: Finlande : après la grève de la poste, le gouvernement en crise

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Le conflit social autour de la mauvaise rémunération des employés du secteur postal a engendré une crise politique en Finlande. Le gouvernement est soupçonné d'avoir été au courant du projet de la poste de créer 700 emplois de tri soumis à des conventions salariales moins avantageuses. Après plusieurs semaines de grève, la ministre en charge a démissionné. Le Premier ministre doit-il aussi s'en aller ?
          

La coalition survivra | Iltalehti - Finlande

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Le Parti du centre dans l'impasse | Ilta-Sanomat - Finlande

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