On Monday 16 April its share price fell below three euros on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
than 2 million Lumia devices in the first quarter. Its share price is down about 50 per cent over the past twelve months. In October, in Varkaus, a man stabbed his wife and 10-yearold son to death. The woman has admitted her guilt. The suspect, who admits his guilt, was apparently seeking treatment for substance abuse and had spent the previous night in police custody.. Much of the company's future is riding upon its use of the Microsoft operating system. Moreover, this success completely altered the Finnish political map, re-imposing a system based on four big parties that hadn't properly been seen since the 1970s. The father of the family admitted starting the fire. See pages 12 -13.
Bublé the King of Swing Legendary Canadian crooner Michael Bublé plays Helsinki tomorrow night for a gig that many have waited years for. In the same month a man murdered his wife and his five-yearold and eight-year-old daughters in the Hakunila area of Vantaa he has also admitted to the crime.
Tragic list of family murders grows longer
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KESKUSKATU 4, HELSINKI P. Although opinion polls had been suggesting for months that PS was going to do incredibly well come Election Day, few predicted just how huge a victory the party was in for. One year on from last year's jytky, the name coined by party leader Timo Soini to describe PS' electoral breakthrough, Helsinki Times takes a look at what the party's first year as the country's third-biggest party looked like. The price of credit default swaps, which can be used as insurance against a default, implied that Nokia would fall to junk status. On 11 April the company lowered its outlook for the first half of the year. In the statement, Nokia estimated that its net sales in Devices and Services were 4.2 billion euros, down 40 per cent from the same period in 2011. Over the past several weeks the mobile phone firm has been rocked by bad news, from lower earnings to a credit downgrade. Nokia has long been struggling in smart phones, but it surprised the market by also announcing that it was now having difficulties in its core low-end market. Consensus estimates are for the company to post a 0.02 loss per share, compared to a 0.09 profit in the same period last year. 044-740 3385, Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 10-16 Find your local r e tailer www.tillander.fi
has been left reeling following the seventh family slaying here in just 12 months, after a man apparently killed his one-year-old and three-year-old daughters and their mother in Helsinki on Friday 13 April, before committing suicide by driving head-on into a heavy truck in Porvoo later that day. Its new flagship phone, the Lumia 900, recently went on sale in the US. Indicative of Nokia's declining performance is a prediction by Bloomberg that Samsung has overtaken as the largest manufacturer of mobile phones by volume. PETERSBURG 1860
Finland's second largest company, is struggling. Read more about this in our Finnish language theme special. The unnerving fall in cash was blamed upon haemorrhaging in Devices and Services. In December a mother killed her five-month-old and three-year-old daughters in Kouvola. See page 4.
DAV ID J. The man who has been likened to a modern-day Frank Sinatra has millions of devoted fans across the world and always puts on a good show. It also estimated that its net cash and cash equivalents has fallen 23 per cent. This tragedy comes as a man is currently in court suspected of killing his wife and two children, aged one and four, before setting fire to the family apartment in Laajasalo, Helsinki in January this year. In November two children died in a fire at their home in Tyrnävä. "The father is the main suspect, which is absolutely our main line of inquiry," said Detective Chief Inspector Ritva Elomaa, who is heading the police investigation. Nokia's share has plunged more than one fifth since Wednesday 11 April. See page 14.
TUESDAY marked one year since last year's parliamentary elections, at which the True Finns, now known as the Finns Party (PS), created history by winning 39 seats, an increase of 34 on its seat-haul four years previously. However, the numerous scandals that rocked the party are only one, admittedly very signficant part of PS' past 12 months.
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FOUNDED IN ST. "Our disappointing Devices and Services first quarter 2012 financial results and outlook for the second quarter 2012 illustrate that our Devices and Services business continues to be in the midst of transition," said CEO Stephen Elop. "Moody's believes that the structural change facing Nokia's Mobile Phones segment may not be easy to address," Moody's analyst Wolfgang Draack wrote in a statement. At times it wasn't the prettiest of sights, with the party frequently finding itself embroiled in controversy the announcement of MP James Hirvisaari's five-month expulsion from the party's parliamentary group on Tuesday being the most recent example of this. Nokia has already lost the title of largest mobile phone company as measured by turnover. Their outlook was negative, meaning Nokia's rating could be cut further. Based upon these developments, the credit ratings company Moody's cut Nokia's debt rating to the lowest investment-grade level. CORD HEL SINK I T IME S
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A matter of self-expression Is Finnish really as hard to master as people claim and is there a reason why people have so much trouble learning languages later in life. To try to revive its fortunes the company said it would "accelerate planned cost reductions and will pursue additional structural actions if and when necessary," prompting some analysts to speculate upon a takeover or a breakup of the company.
Nokia's first quarter earnings are released on Friday, 20 April. It sold more
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The mobile phone manufacturing company Nokia has seen a drastic collapse of its share during the past year. The lobbying and political conniving that went on to convince Tsar Alexander I to make the switch would put modern politicians to shame. ISSUE 16 (247 ) · 19 25 APRIL 2012 · 3 · W W W.HEL SINKITIMES.FI
Capital gain was Turku's woe When the capital of Finland was moved from Turku to Helsinki 200 years ago, the former's residents were understandably outraged. For some, this success marked a triumph of average Finns over the country's elites, while others feared a dumbing down of political debate coupled with the normalisation of xenophobia and racism. Police are not seeking anybody else in relation to the murders, but are still looking for a motive for the
shocking crimes. In April, a man shot his former partner and the couple's teenage son before committing suicide in Ikaalinen. Last year saw five similar killings in the space of eight months there have now been more than 30 family slayings in Finland since 2000
The old ladies always treated me to exotic sweets when we met.
AT MY LOCAL bank, the clerk I
always turned to was Edibe, a
I believe that we can find the underlying reasons in the situation after the Second World War and the tension between Finland and the Soviet Union. I was surprised and delighted when, during my last visit to the bank before leaving Finland to work abroad, she handed me a small parcel to be opened on arrival at my destination. The opinions expressed in this section are the writers' own and do not represent the official policy of the Helsinki Times.
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Leif Jakobsson is the director of the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.
A history of multiculturalism
This mosaic of people with different religious, cultural and linguistic background has its roots in the pre-independent period of Finland, writes Leif Jakobsson.
back to Finland and Helsinki after many years abroad, I was frequently asked what I thought about the changes in the city. In some parts of Finland, it is possible to choose between integration through courses in Finnish or Swedish language. Absolutely, when it comes to demographics but not necessarily when it comes to spirit and mentality.
MOVING THROUGH history, Finland has been a part of bigger enities. It was a small wooden elephant as a lucky talisman.
THIS MOSAIC of people with different religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, which gave a richness of experiences and stories to my youth, had its background in the pre-independence period of Finland. Their father had been a dealer in tobacco, as had many others of their group. But had the city become more diverse. You can submit your articles to email@example.com. Articles should be at least 5,000 characters-with-spaces long (maximum length 10,000). I am certain that many of them would also welcome immigrants into their groups. 2
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Viewpoints are commentaries written by experts and authorities about specific topics. The change most people were thinking of was that Helsinki had become a more cosmopolitan and more multicultural place to live in. Why did Finland close its doors?
that as realpolitik, but today, many of us can see it only as pure political cynicism. All of them were well integrated into society but still proudly kept up both their culture and language.
the family left Russia at the time of the Russian revolution. There are both human and economic arguments for this point of view.
FOR IMMIGRANTS coming to Finland, it is of course of great importance that they learn the language as soon as possible, because the language is essential for entering the society, for getting education or finding a job. They introduced me to the pleasures of Russian/Viborgian cuisine.
THERE were my friends Eva and Daniel, with their Jewish family background from Poland and Russia. to information about these possibilities goes through the information centre Luckan, located on Simonsgatan/Simonkatu. These groups of people are often socially very active and open-minded, and welcome new members. Beside the primary activities within these associations, the newcomers can share with members of the Swedish-speaking minority their experience of living side by side and together with the majority, and get information that helps them to understand the everyday life of Helsinki and to handle different situations in new surroundings.
When I was young in the 70s and 80s, Helsinki for me, belonging to the Swedish-speaking minority, offered a rather wide spectrum of persons and groups with different backgrounds. She always gave me perfect service, together with some nice comments about the weather or cultural life. It has been discussed whether learning the minority language of the country helps the newcomers or makes integration more difficult. Among the people I met in my everyday life were Maria and Alexander, who both spoke Russian with their grandparents, aunts and uncles, though they were the third generation in Finland after
saic cemetery of Helsinki gave me a unique insight to a lesser-known history of the town. So why did the situation change. As a political security measure, the politicians decided that the long border between the two countries should not leak, and that it was best to close
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that the immigrants of today will feel that they are welcome in Helsinki, and that they will find space and opportunities to take root here as Alexander's and Aphrodite's and Edibe's families did a hundred years ago.
Information on Finnish Courses because you want to learn Finnish
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In cooperation with Amiedu Axxell Multicultural Centre Edupoli, learning centre for adults Espoo Adult Education Centre Multicultural association Familia Club The Swedish Adult Education Centre of Helsinki (Helsingfors Arbis) Helsinki upper secondary school for adults Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki Helsinki Summer University The Finnish Adult Education Centre of the City of Helsinki Language Services, University of Helsinki International Christian Center (ICC) Kalliola Adult Education Centre The Adult Education Centre of Kauniainen Laajasalo College Adult Education Institute of Vantaa. Unfortunately they both left Finland as adults. Both were artistic and talented and would definitely be a resource for Finland were they to live and work here today.
THE SISTERS Helena and Aphrodite of my grandparents' generation, two lovely ladies speaking old-fashioned Greek with each other, were
member of the Tatar Muslim minority in Finland from the Russian period. Yes, I could notice more foreign languages spoken in the streets and an added element of people of various ethnic backgrounds. A fact is that, although they arrived under different historical circumstances, many immigrants one hun-
minority has a reputation for being very active, forming their own associations for culture, sports or other hobbies. WHEN I was young in the 70s and 80s, Helsinki for me, belonging to the Swed-
Finland from refugees and immigration from other directions as well.
AT THAT time, most Finns saw
dred years ago chose to learn Swedish, as did the ancestors of the above-mentioned friends of mine.
ish-speaking minority, offered a rather wide spectrum of persons and groups with different backgrounds that reflected these historical changes. A walk with them on Narinken or the Mo-
members of the group of Greeks coming to Finland from the Black Sea region. For the longest period, it was the eastern part of Sweden, and after that came a hundred years under Russian rule before our independence in 1917. In older times, it was part of a mostly Catholic Europe; in the mediaeval era it became part of a different structure around the Baltic Sea. Helsinki Times reserves the right to accept or reject submissions, as well as to edit or shorten the text. Now, even though there is a political party with mainly negative attitudes towards immigration and multiculturalism, there is a widespread opinion in our country, especially in Helsinki, that we, like the rest of Europe, should promote free movement between countries and also open up to non-European migration. All of them were well integrated into society, but still proudly kept up both their culture and language
Party leader Timo Soini invited to speak at the British Conservative Party's party conference; Hakkarainen suggested that homosexuals and Somalis should be sent to the Åland Islands. The most recent embarrassment came from a blog posting suggesting armbands for immigrants written last week by
Helena Eronen, parliamentary secretary to Hirvisaari, which led to the latter being expelled from the parliamentary group until 15 September for refusing to sack her. The size of the parliamentary group grew considerably and a great many of our MPs were new, so it's taken a while to learn the system and way of things, but I think everything is getting a bit more familiar now."
by Taloustutkimus Oy/Yle Uutiset until a sudden drop between December and January, from 19.9 per cent to 17.4. These scandals, which have involved the MPs Teuvo Hakkarainen, James Hirvisaari, Jussi Halla-aho, Pentti Oinonen and Kimmo Kivelä as well as parliamentary assistants and local party workers, have made it extremely difficult for PS to present itself as a credible party and to get its policy proposals favourable coverage, argues Raunio. It's feasible that many people sympathise with Hakkarainen, for instance, and that people from the countryside see the criticism that's been poured on him as having come from elites in Helsinki."
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Members of the Finns Party (PS) sit in the Finnish Parliament. "While everyone knows the party is anti-EU and anti-immigration, those aren't the issues that will decide the local elections, for instance." However, although PS' concrete achievements for the year may amount to little more than the couple of interpellations (i.e. One year ago I would've never thought there would've been so many of them," he explains. The Social Democrats, the Christian Democrats, the Swedish People's Party and the Finns Party are all down on last year's election results.
A year in the life of the Finns Party (PS) · April 2011 April 2012
Election success; First scandal involving Teuvo Hakkarainen MP during an interview he referred to "niggers" and mocked the Islamic call to prayer. Yet up until the end of last year, PS was still riding high in opinion polls. "The party has deliberately distanced itself from the government, with Soini claiming that without his party there would be no debate and that
they've made life difficult for the government. However, during post-election governmental negotia-
tions, Jyrki Katainen (NCP), the chief negotiator who subsequently became prime minister, was unable to reach a compromise position with PS, leading to Timo Soini, PS' party leader, announcing that the party would be joining the Centre in opposition. "There's no scandal without fire," he playfully comments. "There was hype about the Finns Party (PS) before the elections, with the media quoting the party often and giving it a lot of attention. "Voters know that PS is opposed to the government's plans, but they [PS] haven't been able to get their message across to the electorate like the Centre has," he adds. Asked whether it's the media or PS that should be held responsible for the difficulties these scandals have caused the party, Laturi is in no two minds. HELSINKI TIMES
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Scandals dominated Finns Party's past year
Many separate incidents conspired to make the party's first year as one of the country's largest "big four" one to forget.
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one year ago, Finland's residents were still in a slight state of shock after a parliamentary election like no other in recent memory. For Laturi, choosing to stay in opposition has had the effect of making it very difficult for the party to influence proceedings; while Raunio thinks PS has also lost out to its more experienced partner in opposition. Of course, it was a big change for us. Support for the Finns Party has decreased since their election victory in April 2011.
Negative news reports The amount of new MPs in the PS ranks is certainly an important explanatory factor for the problems the party has faced over the past 12 months. "It's quite common for parties that have been successful at an election to see their support remaining high for a while before things start to calm down a bit. Raunio also notes that the media started to take a lot of interest in the party's more controversial MPs, with the first of at least a dozen scandals involving the party over the last year taking place on the very first day of the new Parliament, 26 April. "The main achievement of the last year for PS has been the livelier, less consensual politics it has brought to Parliament," contends Raunio. He also points out that the party lacks a policy agenda. Parliament took its summer break.
September Jussi Halla-aho MP said Greece should be ruled by a military junta and was ejected from the parliamentary group for two weeks; James Hirvisaari MP wrote a blog in which he compared insulting PS to insulting Jews and blacks.
November Party's first interpellation; President Tarja Halonen publically claimed that racists in Finland vote for PS, prompting angry responses from members of the party; Pentti Oinonen MP made openly homophobic remarks to the press.
January Timo Soini came fourth in first round of presidential elections with 9.4% of the vote.
March Following reports that Teuvo Hakkarainen visited the Bandidos motorcycle gang's club, he entered rehab because of his alcohol problem.
April 2012 An Yle Uutiset opinion poll puts the party at 15.8%, its lowest rating since last year's elections; James Hirvisaari ejected from the parliamentary group for five months for refusing to fire his assistant after her controversial remarks.. Stood at 23% in a Taloustutkimus Oy /Yle Uutiset opinion poll. "We've been learning and have learnt a lot in the past year. Although supporters of the Finns Party (PS) at that time referred to as the True Finns were pleasantly surprised by the extent of their party's election victory, which transformed it from the Parliament's smallest party to its third biggest, much of the rest of the country was experiencing a mixture of bewilderment and pangs of shame after many of their fellow countrymen had given their backing to what is perceived, somewhat incorrectly, to be an extreme right-wing party. "Not so much has changed," asserts Sandvik. Party's second interpellation; A group of PS MPs claimed Minister of Defence Stefan Wallin (SFP) threatened them.
James Hirvisaari MP.
May Chose to enter opposition rather than form the government. It's nice that for once in Finland one of the opposition parties takes a confrontational stance, as opposition parties in the past have been moderate and cautious when criticising the government because they've been aiming to form the next government." Whether this will be enough to ensure success in October's local elections and at parliamentary elections in three years only time will tell.
2011 Parliamentary election result (%) National Coalition Social Democrats Centre True Finns Greens Left Alliance Christian Democrats Swedish People's Party Others 20.4 19.1 15.8 19.1 7.3 8.1 4.0 4.3 2.0
2012 March Taloustutkimus Oy/Yle Uutiset poll (%) National Coalition Social Democrats Centre Finns Party Greens Left Alliance Christian Democrats Swedish People's Party Others 22.6 17.3 16.7 15.8 11.0 8.1 3.7 3.5 1.3
The Greens have recovered well after last year's heavy defeat, while the Centre and the National Coalition have made marginal gains. It has now sunk to 15.8 per cent, but neither Raunio nor Sandvik see anything too surprising in that. Last April, it was initially presumed that efforts to form a government without PS would be both fruitless and illegitimate, as the election result was such a clear indication of support for PS and disenchantment with the traditional "big three", the Social Democrats, the Centre and the National Coalition. "The party would, of course, be happy without the scandals, but whether they've negatively affected the party or not is difficult to say. "For example, when the government started to discuss municipalities reform last year, the Centre reacted quickly, while PS didn't," notes Raunio, with the result that the Centre has become the standard-bearer for opposition to the government's plans. Widespread international coverage of the election didn't help matters. motions of no confidence) it has been able to table on plans to re-
form the Finnish Defence Forces and on decisions relating to the eurozone crisis, we should perhaps use different criteria to judge the party's success. After the honeymoon period, however, more criticism appeared in the media," says Professor of Political Science at the University of Tampere Tapio Raunio. "There have been so many scandals. It's common to have small ups and downs every now and then. PS' party secretary Ossi Sandvik sees things differently from Raunio and Laturi, however: "Our views and thoughts have been visible all the time, and others have had to take them into account," he says. For instance, after securing 19.1 per cent of the vote in last year's elections, the party didn't fall below that level in monthly polls conducted
Style over substance. The Left Alliance remains unchanged. After all, our success was quite historical." Raunio adds that, "Although the media has made much of the party going down in opinion polls, its ratings are still good; 19 per cent was a hell of an achievement, but it was natural for that level of support to change. According to Panu Laturi, party secretary of the Greens, the party generally considered to be at most ideological variance with PS, Finland's third-biggest party has been, relative to its size, "pretty invisible." As such, he doesn't think the past year has been a successful one for PS, with the aforementioned scandals largely to blame for this. And this after the party had remained above the 20 per cent mark from May to November. Took as its English-language name "The Finns Party" to replace its adopted name "The True Finns". October Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Soini sparred in Parliament; James Hirvisaari found guilty of hate speech. If the party gets 10-15 per cent in the local elections, that would be a respectable showing." As for the impact on PS' support of the numerous scandals that have dogged the party, the Tampere professor is unsure
In 2010, the number of denied applications was around 1600, and in about half of these cases the plaintiff voluntarily withdrew the application. Knuuttila, of the Finnish Environment Institute, recently claimed that Russian fertiliser company EuroChem's plant near the Luga is the single largest contributor to eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.
Pedestrians on Pohjois-Esplanadi early last century.
The fifth column. · The exhibition Head and Heart Helsinki, celebrating 200 years as Finland's capital, runs at Virka Gallery until 17 June. By the beginning of the 1800s, it had developed to become the fourth most important harbour in the Swedish Empire, after Stockholm, Gävle, and Gothenburg. Part of the explanation for the transfer of the capital can be found in the local geography of the Turku and Helsinki regions, and also in a more subjective source, the outlook of the Tsar himself. "Viapori was the starting point for the birth of the nation. Indeed, Viapori is what persuaded the Russian invaders to remain in Finland after defeating Sweden in the 18081809 war. Petersburg" Helsinki was badly damaged by fire in the Finnish War, but this only strengthened the drive to make it the new capital. The sentences take immediate effect. Armfelt had long shared the view that the powers that be in Turku were insufficiently patriotic. Petersburg; one thing that spurred this eagerness was his fear that the political elite of Turku was still sympathetic to the Swedish crown, even after its defeat to Russia. The main lobbyist (as he would be called nowadays) was Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, who himself hailed from the Turku region. Similar pillars had been added to buildings of all sizes in St. Armfelt's opinions carried weight, since he had acted as chairman of St. Trade between Sweden and Finland remained generally vigorous through-
"The new St. The destination was the one that is traditionally made first by all new Finnish presidents, to Sweden. Under his influence, the Tsar came to the view that moving the capital to Helsinki would reduce the risk of a renewed flareup between Sweden and Russia. Nevertheless, few had suspected that the city's capital status would be affected. It took the form of a decree stating that: "In concurrence with the proposal of Your subordinates, we have in all mercy seen fit to declare Helsinki the capital of Finland, in consequence of which the Governor-General and the Counsel of State will henceforth be stationed there..." Turku had become the capital of the Grand Duchy following the Finnish War (February 1808 - September 1809) between Sweden and Russia.
Sweden lost the war, and lost Finland as a result. The two were found guilty of bribing politicians and of a variety of whitecollar crimes. The decree of 8 April 1812 did not neglect to mention that one of the reasons for the transfer was that Helsinki had an excellent port. When it was built, the northern shore of the Bay of Finland became strategically interesting from the Russian point of view, but it also presented a threat," explains historian Henrik Meinander. Viapori was the home port of the Swedish coastal fleet, and housed many soldiers. Alexander I was eager to have the capital as close as possible to his seat of power in St. The couple were met at Arlanda Airport in Stock-
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Authorities have continually tried to combat the high-interest instant loan industry, but it is still going strong. Becoming the capital was a decisive turning point in the city's fortunes, initiating not only population growth but also cultural and economic growth and growth in administrative and political importance. "Under Swedish rule the soldiers were allowed to return home after pledging that they would not participate in war against Russia," Meinander says.
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In competing for capital city status, Helsinki's advantage was the military fortification of Viapori, now called Suomenlinna.
Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt was the main lobbyist for Helsinki.
Helsinki hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1952.. In addition to receiving imports from other parts of the Empire, it exported fish, timber, and various other raw materials. The exhibition tells how Finland came to be the capital city, and what this has meant in practical terms for the city. It is still unclear whether Kanerva will or can sit out the rest of his term in Parliament, which runs until 2015. Petersburg." Viapori crowns the capital In competing with the incumbent Turku for capital city status, and also with Loviisa and Porvoo, Helsinki had the overwhelming edge in its possession of the military fortification of Viapori (now Suomenlinna). Through the victory in the war, the former home port of the Swedish coastal fleet had come into Russian ownership. The streets of Helsinki were built wide and straight, and new buildings were adorned with classical pillars. HT
Helsinki is celebrating 200 years of capital-city status this year. Evidence of this can be found for example in the fact that the Swedish krone was in brisker use in Finland in the 1830s than the Russian rouble.
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TS: Less than half of restraining order applications are granted
The Turun sanomat reported on Tuesday that less than half of all the applications for restraining orders filed in Finland's districts courts are granted. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has made a formal enquiry into the detention of the researcher and the confiscation of his laptop while he was collecting water samples from the River Luga on a visit that had been cleared with Moscow. Even after the Finnish War, Helsinki's most important trading partner remained Stockholm. · See more information: www.virka.fi/en. HT
Suspended sentence for NCP's Kanerva
In its judgment on the Nova Group 2007 general election funding scandal, Helsinki District Court has sentenced businessmen Arto Merisalo ja Tapani YliSaunamäki to prison. President Sauli Niinistö has also asked for speedy resolution of the matter. Petersburg's influential Com-
mittee for Finnish Affairs since November 1811.
Yes 23.3 % No 76.7 %
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Helsinki's jubilee year · Helsinki, now 462 years old, this year celebrates 200 years of capital city status. The reconstruction effort provided an additional pretext for remaking Helsinki along the lines of the imperial capital, St. Petersburg to please the Tsar. The entire Jubilee Year Programme is available at www.helsinki200.fi/en
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Who: Seppo Knuuttila Famous for: Being detained by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) last week.
Seppo Knuuttila is a Finnish environmental researcher who was detained and questioned by the FSB whilst carrying out an official data-collection trip in Russia last week. Do you think that extremely expensive instant loans are an acceptable business?
ON WEDNESDAY 8 April 1812 many a resident of Turku might well have felt let down, if not downright swindled. The risk to the relocated capital from the former ruler would be kept at bay thanks to the fortification of Sveaborg: Viapori in Finnish, now known as Suomenlinna. How did those in favour of transferring the capital to Helsinki succeed in convincing the imperial powers of the necessity of the change. National Coalition Party Member of Parliament and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilkka Kanerva received a suspended sentence of three and a half years for his part in the scandal. Legal psychologist told the paper that the bar is set too high in the Finnish legal system for filing restraining orders, with many lawyers and judges fearing that granting an order will in many cases only provoke more violence from the offending party. After the War, the nationality of the soldiers changed too. After the great fire of Turku some years later, the Imperial University transferred to Helsinki as well, in 1828. Pictured: a view of Helsinki from the south.
The decree by Alexander I two hundred years ago came as a shock to the residents of the Finnish capital, Turku.
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Niinistö's first state visit to Sweden
President Sauli Niinistö, accompanied by his wife Jenni Haukio, made his first official visit as of Head of State this week. The city council had only been the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland for three years, when Tsar Alexander I dropped the proverbial bomb on them. Merisalo received a six-year sentence, and Yli-Saunamäki three years and two months. The head of the Senate's Office Commission, Carl Erik Mannerheim the greatgrandfather of the future Marshal and President of Finland criticised the county governor of the provinces of Uusimaa and Häme, the perpetually enterprising Gustaf Fredrik Stjernvall, for his "intrigues and Turku-style ways of thinking" in aggressively promoting the proposals for transferring the capital to Helsinki and making it `the new St. Petersburg. HT
Lobbying for Helsinki 200 years ago
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holm by Prince Daniel and Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt. Later in the day Niinistö met with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Speaker of the Swedish Parliament Per Westerberg. · During this bicentenary year, the city's history will become more broadly familiar, and provide an ideal occasion for looking towards the future. Russia had made incursions into Finland earlier, during the 1700s, but on those occasions rested content with pushing the border between the home country and Finland further west. In the end, however, Turku was the capital city for only about a decade, since the long process of implementing the Tsar's decree of April 1812 lasted until 1819. He was found guilty of violation of official duties and of accepting bribes
That's a fairly large drop in the real value of the allowance," Kalland says.
Spring sun packs a UV punch
Skin cancer is becoming more common in Finland, and is increasingly being diagnosed in younger adults.
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Families pressured by increased tax and food prices
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would complain about the end of the cold and dark of winter, even in springtime sunshine can be a mixed blessing. "Economic troubles are a frequent cause of rows and tension in families. The price includes all materials and food (sandwiches, drinks, fruits).
Sign up at Judit Csoszánszki, tel.: +358 50 313 7869 www.enartecs.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. "Economic factors seem to have a clear connection to how many children people decide to have. Fourteen per cent of families here have four or more children.
Increased alienation Kalland says that a recent MLL survey shows that children tend to feel guilty if their parents don't have enough money to meet their own needs, such as getting new glasses or other nonluxury expenses. The male partner's income appears to be particularly decisive in this regard. The real baby boom took place
here just after the war years, from 1945 to 1950. But the number choosing to have three or even more children is increasing. The sunshine comes as a surprise to skin that has been left thin and pale by the winter. · Symptoms that might suggest the development of a melanoma include moles that darken in colour or that change shape, or began to bleed or become itchy. · Melanoma is most usually found in people above the age of 40, and the average age of those diagnosed with it in 2010 was 60. The effect would, she adds, be particularly beneficial to service sector industries, since families with young children are typicaly large consumers of services. · The Minister for Finance and leader of the Social Democratic Party, Jutta Urpilainen, has said she is in favour of reinstating the policy. It is not too early in the year to guard against UV rays, since fairly high levels were detected in southern Finland this week. The latest figures, released last week by the national statistics agency Statistics Finland, show that the upward trend in the Finnish birth rate, which has continued for several years, has come to a halt. According to Pylkkänen, the level of knowledge about the risks of UV rays and how to protect against them is generally good, although many people seem to think that they are not at risk themselves. This is becoming increasingly evident from the growing num-
ber of families with three or more children. markedly since the early 1990s. The Cancer Society, the Finnish Meteorological Association, and the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority issued a warning on the dangers of ultraviolet radiation. Invariably the larger the family, the more is spent on accommodation and travel." Kalland adds that over onefifth of Finnish children live in families of three children or more. One thing that has contributed to this trend, she says, is the failure of the government to periodically increase child benefit payments to keep in line with the rising cost of living. According to Aula, the poverty level of families relative to other sectors of the population has increased
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· The child tax deduction was abolished in 1994. The best insurance is protective clothing. HELSINKI TIMES
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Family sizes increasing
Finns are now more enthusiastic about large family sizes than most other nationalities in Europe.
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A GROWING number of Finns are choosing to have at least three children. As children grow, parents can't skimp on clothes, food, or travelling expenses," Kalland says. Aula points out that having a fourth child is espe-
cially costly for families: "a larger apartment or house is then required, and a car becomes more of a necessity. The policy was abolished in 1994. Young children are especially vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation, which can increase
ACCORDING to the head of the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL), Mirjam Kalland, families with young children bear the heaviest burden from increases in indirect and direct taxation and from rising food prices. She suggests that reintroducing the policy of providing tax breaks for children would be an important of reducing poverty among fami-
lies. In the view of both Kalland and the Ombudsman for Children, Maria Kaisa Aula, oneparent families and families with children are worst off. · In 2009 the Prime Minister at the time, Matti Vanhanen (Centre Party), proposed reintroducing the deduction. This increases the risk of alienation," Kalland says. "Fortunately people are now far better aware of the importance of protecting children from the sun than a couple of decades ago," Pylkkänen says. While many are choosing to have more children, the number of those who are involuntarily childless is also growing." The age at which people are choosing to have children is rising steadily. Since 2007, there had been a small but steady increase in the birth rate. "The purchasing power of the childrens' allowance has dropped by one-fifth for the allowance paid for the first child, and by a third for the allowance paid after the second child. · The allowance is larger for single-parent families.
Melanomas increasingly common
· The incidence of skin cancers has been growing increasingly frequent since the 1950s, in Finland as elsewhere. During the Finnish recession of the early 1990s, the birth rate remained fairly high, partly, it seems, because of the new laws on childcare leave that came into force around then. In Finland also, women seem to be deferring the decision to become pregnant," says Rotkirch. "The drop in the number of firsttime births is even greater in other European countries, such as Spain and Italy, which
According to recently published data, 1,019 fewer babies were born in Finland in 2011 than in 2010.
have been hit far harder by the economic crisis than we have. According the risk of skin cancer. · Melanomas, which are comparatively rare but more dangerous than other forms of skin cancer, have also become more common worldwide. Any suspect irregularities on the skin should be shown to a doctor.
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Venue: enARTecs office, EkoPuoti eco-shop Hakaniemi, Hakaniemen torikatu 2, 00530 Helsinki Price: 95 euro/child, sister/brother discount 10%. If reintroduced, the state would in any case benefit through the consequent increase in family spending. According to the head of the Family Federation's Population Reserach Institute, Anna Rotkirch, Finns are now more enthusiastic about large family sizes than most other nationalities in Europe. According to the Finnish Cancer Society's Chief Medical Officer Liisa Pylkkänen, as much as 95 per cent of all the incidences of skin melanomas could be avoided by better protection. The highest average birth rate is in the western province of Ostrobothnia, while the Uusimaa province in which the capital region is located had the lowest average birth rate in 2011. It is now the most common form of cancer among women in the 20-29 age group. They should be fairly well covered and kept in the shade if necessary. In practice, Kalland says, poverty in Finland is relative rather than absolute: some families are not able to live like people in Finland generally live. 2011 also saw a smaller number of mothers giving
birth to their second child. The size of the melanoma can vary widely, from a millimetre to as much as five centimetres. · However, melanomas have in recent years become increasingly frequent among young females, as young as twenty. · The benefit is paid through the Social Insurance Institution (Kela) for all children and teenagers up until they turn seventeen. The higher a man's income, the more children he is likely to have." The indicators of how many children a woman is likely to have are more complicated, Rotkirch says. "People know the risks, but vanity often takes priority."
to Statistics Finland's latest figures, the average age for becoming a first-time mother in Finland is just over 28.
Babies can wait Just under 60,000 babies were born here last year, 1,019 less than in 2010. · Squamous cell carcinomas, or epidermoid carcinomas as they're sometimes still called, and melanomas accounted for 2,725 cases of skin cancer diagnosed in Finland in 2010. "There are a lot of prospective parents in Finland who want to have children but can't. · Universal childrens' allowance was introduced in Finland in 1948. Rotkirch does not consider the drop to be large enough to indicate any significant change in attitudes. The most significant decrease was in the number of first-time births, and on this score Finland is in line with the trend elsewhere in recession-ridden Europe. Contrary to the promises at the time, the childrens' allowance was not increased to compensate for the loss of the tax deduction. The government decided a few weeks ago to increase value-added tax and excise duties. "Families are unavoidably large consumers
When the police patrol arrived, only one
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of the participants was left at the scene of the fight. In addition to smaller scuffles, at least two bigger fights took place. All research conducted at SBS is designed to underpin learning and professional development. To get the bonuses, Elop has to fulfil a few tough conditions. A man is suspected of having violently assaulted three other men at the bus stop near Hämeenkatu 13. According to Salminen, violent debt collection doesn't usually affect people outside those circles. New waves of people leaving in a similar fashion to those who left in the wake of Homoilta may, of course, occur. I suppose they're interested in the brotherhood, the loyalty and the togetherness,' he ponders. The man, who was born in 1969, had a bloodied face, and he was taken to the First Aid Unit Acuta by ambulance. During the past five years, the number of non-religious people has grown by about one per cent per year. The second fight on Hämeenkatu took place a couple of hours later, at around 4.20 am. The Programme will be coordinated by HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna. Some are doing really well and others really badly.' `Yeah, I think that the problem will become worse in the future. Oksanen says that the police are aware of several cases where victims or others who are aware of a crime have been made too frightened to speak up. Smaller religions have seen less significant changes in their membership figures. Yet what is more significant is the fact that fewer babies are baptised nowadays. Things will get rougher, but then, society's gotten rougher, too,' Salminen says. The MBA degree is an internationally respected general management qualification, which enhances the skills and competences of experienced managers, but also provides a launch into a management career for more recent graduates. The press officer of eroakirkosta.fi, Heikki Orsila, says
that the Church will continue to lose a lot of members even if the numbers of people joining didn't grow. In practice, the same number of people has left the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. However, law-abiding companies and motorcycle associations
among others have also become targets of blackmailing. According to the National Bureau of Investigation, crimes related to illegal debt collection and drugs, in particular, remain mysteries. `It seems like there are lots of people nowadays with
nothing to do. According to DI, some of Elop's bonuses have been tied to share price. The price of Nokia's shares at the end of the year should be at least nine euros if Elop is to get any bonuses at all. A third man received a deep wound on his cheek."
Swansea Business School (SBS) has delivered its University of Wales MBA for over a decade in Finland. They just go with the flow. The four most important criminal gangs in Finland have, in the recent times, expanded and are still trying to recruit new members. After a profit warning, Nokia's shares
have been worth a shade over three euros. He would get the full set of bonuses if the price were 17 euros or more. DI writes that Elop's bonuses also depend on how well Nokia does in relation to its competitors. `In Finland, it's all still pretty tame compared to other countries, but it will change here, too, as Finland is becoming more like the US. The per-
petrators managed to run off. When a bonus agreement was signed in January 2011 it was worth about 10 million euros. According to Detective Inspector Jussi Oksanen, when it comes to illegal debt collection this can partly be explained by the fact that most cases are linked to debts between criminals. Antti Salminen, a former member of one of the most infamous motorcycle clubs in Finland, believes that the growth isn't only caused by the gangs'
need to expand. A security guard who'd been there during the fight said he had seen how a person lying on the ground had been hit and kicked. He'll get all the bonuses if Nokia is amongst the top three companies in the field. NINA LEINONEN
Fifth of all Finns non-religious
"AT THE END of 2011, a fifth of all Finns didn't belong to any religious group, population statistics published by Statistics Finland reveal. 6
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Police and parked motorcycles at Banditos motorcycle club in Tuusula after police raided the club's premises last Friday afternoon. Course delivery is by qualified tutors who have both business experience and a subject based specialism. At around 1 or 2 am, there was a fight involving about five or six people near Hämeenkatu 5. For more information please consult » our web-pages at www.hamk.fi/mba, or » by phone (03) 646 2566, mob 040 757 8774, Teija Wiberg.
ILTALEHTI 15 April. If the price of Nokia's shares rises to 17 euros by the end of the year, and if Nokia is one of the top three companies, Elop will get 10 million euros. Elop won't be doing terribly badly without the bonuses though, as his salary and extras are about three million euros a year."
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Stephen Elop's bonuses are tied to Nokia's share price.
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Multiple fights on Tampere's high street on Saturday
Swansea Business School (SBS) will start the 15th University of Wales MBA programme cohort in September 2012 in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
main street, Hämeenkatu, resembled a dangerous battlefield on Friday night. According to the police, arrests were made as part of an investigation into violent crime.
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Majority of criminal organisations' crimes not solved
of crimes committed by organised criminal gangs in Finland remain unsolved. More and more people have become disenchanted with the Church after the TV programme Homoilta, a oneoff show broadcast in 2010 in which issues surrounding homosexuality were discussed. The first one said that a stranger had attacked him, leaving him with a swollen eye and a gash at the back of his head. According to the feedback received by eroakirkosta.fi,
The Evangelical Lutheran Church has been the main casualty.
an internet service for leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the most common reasons for leaving are related to money and a lack of faith. Elop will get the lowest bonus level if Nokia does better than half of its competitors. People are like rowing boats without oars. They find themselves a spiritual home of some kind in a gang. Rather, it's about the general state of society. They take the bait. Orsila says that the Church finds it difficult to get new members when the old ones die.". The second victim said he had tried to intervene and was consequently punched in the lip, which then started bleeding. There's no point in overly dramatising the issue,' Salminen says."
of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop receiving bonuses worth about 10 million euros have become slimmer, reports the Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri (DI) on its website. The police patrol arriving at the scene found three victims. `Those guys won't be banging on the door of some ordinary Joe Bloggs
Many leaders here pushed for a new strategy to combat the illicit drug trade, fueled by US demand. "In Central America, the escalating drug-related violence involving drug trafficking organisations has reached alarming and unprecedented levels," worsened by corruption, poverty and inequality, according to the 2011 report of the International Narcotics Control Board, a United Nations body. International criminalisation of drug trafficking prevents each country from finding national solutions to its own longstanding problems, according to Ricardo Vargas, the head of Acción Andina Colombia (Andean Action Colombia) and an associate fellow of the Transnational Institute, a think tank based in the Netherlands. The standoff meant that the Sixth Summit of the Americas ended without an official declaration -- a negotiated statement of shared principles from the hemisphere's heads of state -- and left open the question of whether there would be a seventh such meeting.
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WWW.ICELANDAIR.FI. Faced with these levels of carnage, Latin American presidents and former presidents are calling for a reform of the methods of fighting drug trafficking, which have so far been focused on repressive measures, backed by the United States. Annual murder rates are as high as 82 per 100,000 population in Honduras, 65 in El Salvador and 40 in Guatemala, the report says. In the circumstances, "seeking alternatives is a legitimate course of action, because if we continue the war, which is not having a significant impact in terms of the amount of drugs seized or arrests made, we will keep supplying the victims," she said, referring to the Central American countries. Rightwing Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina proposed "partial or complete depenalisation of drug trafficking and consumption" in place of the "failed" war on drugs
Regulating drug sales Former presidents Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico, Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil and César Gaviria of Colombia reiterated their proposal for "regulating drug sales, advertising and consumption,
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in combating the roots of the problem, because although it has recognised that its enormous domestic drug consumption provokes the war on drugs in the rest of the hemisphere, it does very little to reduce demand," he said. In Mexico, "over 35,000 people were killed in drugrelated violence in the period 2006-2010," it says. The United States "does not play an important role
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The countries of Latin America raised their voices at last weekend's Sixth Summit of the Americas to condemn the "failed" war on drugs and propose alternatives, such as the controversial option of depenalisation, in order to curb drug-related violence, especially in Mexico and Central America.
"We have had a militaristic policy that has not been successful, while the drug traffickers have been successful in infiltrating state bodies and corrupting wide sectors of society," Carmen Aída Ibarra of the Guatemalan NGO Movimiento Pro Justicia (Movement for Justice) explained. Book before 27th of april and travel during 220.127.116.11. "The first step is to depenalise drug use and reinforce health and education policies in our countries, based on respect for life, democracy and the rule of law," Erubiel Tirado, the coordinator of the diploma course on national security at the private Iberoamerican University in Mexico City, said. "Consumption and production of drugs should be legalised, within certain limits and conditions," Pérez Molina said in a column published by the British newspaper The Guardian. Some leaders proposed legalisation -- for possession and by regulating the trade -- but US President Barack Obama made clear that he does not believe it would prove more effective than the law enforcement approach funded by the United States.
Gang members More than 70,000 youth gang members operate in Central America, which is used as a land bridge for the transit of drugs produced in South America to the United States. Subject to availability. Obama concluded a contentious summit on the defensive Sunday as it ended without agreement on whether Cuba's Communist leaders should be invited to the next meeting, something the United States firmly opposes. His view is directly opposed to that of the United States, the world's largest consumer of drugs, whose authorities are against decriminalisation.
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THE SUMMIT, held on 14-15 April in the Colombian city of Cartagena, reached agreement on the need to reform anti-drug policies, but not on what their new direction should be. HELSINKI TIMES
without legalising them," according to a letter sent to Cartagena summit delegates
Employees from Nokia's Salo division after being told that the company was looking to cut its workforce by 3,500. These are purchased using TEMs that others have earned selling their own products or services. Kone 6. It is no surprise that other places in economic distress, like in Spain, have also begun to use such local barter exchanges. They perform more traditional communication agency work such as building strategies with client firms, media training and lobbying, but the group tends to focus on reputation. A campaign by environmental activists against palm oil plantations could hurt Neste Oil's standing. They are perceived as innovative and growth-driven. A study in Germany found companies with the best reputation outperformed the stock index by 45 per cent from 2005-2008. 8
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tion it has a spill-over effect to your company's reputation," says Paija. "It is not necessarily through a crisis, but some kind of a long-term trend. Lumene 9. +358-9-616 621, email@example.com
www.hotelanna.fi. The euro is supposed to be the medium of exchange in Greece, but the money supply has shrunk by about 20% in the last twelve months. Brilliant. If you are acting in an industry which has a poor reputaL E H T I K U VA / M A R K K I U L A N D E R
Impacting the bottom line But how can a reputation be measured. Moreover, companies with good reputations can hire workers more cheaply and pay less for loans.
The most reputable companies in Finland
1. They have created an alternate local currency called TEM. Members of the network offer their goods or services, such as handicrafts, computer classes or home repairs. Fiskars 2. Paija says there are several methods that can be used. C O R D HEL SINKI TIMES
be rather difficult. So most of the clients tend to have a more proactive approach: they understand they need to do something, and then we help them to analyse what they should do, and how." Pohjoisranta is one of the growing number of communications agencies that concentrate on reputation management. Yet the TEM is used in real-world places, too, like the marketplace at Volos.
NOKIA has a reputation problem. In today's connected world with opinions and information being shared instantaneously, corporations are more focused than ever on managing their reputations. Most Cleantech companies have performed well financially during the last years. In our yearly reputation study, we have noticed that the reputation of so-called Cleantech companies has positively developed compared to their peers. BARTERING occurs in Finland, too. Perhaps, but we don't have the liquidity problem Greece has. He is also a private investor with over ten years of experience.
The return of bartering
A CURRENCY, when it functions correctly, is a wonderful medium of exchange. NPR cited another who taught English and used her alternative currency to hire someone to do her ironing. A local advertising company had empty signs all over Helsinki, because no one would buy ads. By 2011 everything had changed. COULD
Fiskars, synonymous with the famous orange-handled scissors, has the best reputation amongst Finns, while Paulig coffee comes in at third place behind Fazer but ahead of Stockmann.
Volos' more regulated system work in Finland. We do not have one
single market, one single economy, no matter how hard we try to fool ourselves.
system is electronic, and so is much of the activity, as people can post online ads for what they want or what they are offering. A person works, is rewarded currency, and uses that money to buy anything she wants. Cord firstname.lastname@example.org The writer is a journalist and columnist for Helsinki Times. "And before you can start to improve it, you have to know and understand it, so we help them in analysing their reputation and the key drivers affecting their reputation. Marimekko and Altia 10. Veikkaus and Valio 8. It is in the news for all the wrong reasons: mass firings, poor sales, lacklustre product reviews. Yet in Europe today this system is partially breaking down, and people are returning to the ancient barter system. Sometimes whole industries are viewed positively or negatively. "Our speciality is reputation management: often one of the client objectives is to
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improve their reputation," continues Paija. The companies that were categorised with `solid reputation' clearly outperformed the pool of `decliners.'" Another example Paija cites is share price development. Wages and pensions have been drastically cut, and there is a massive drain of liquidity out of the system. There is less a need for it, as the Euro is still working here.
I APPLAUD the citizens of Volos for their barter network. A hit product, like Angry Birds, might boost Rovio's image. It's a great idea and serves a useful purpose. Layoffs like this have harmed Nokia's reputation greatly.
Companies are turning to specialists to help manage their reputations.
DAV I D J . Or they see that due to the nature of their business they have some reputation challenges. Nokia doesn't even make the top ten in Finland anymore.
Proactive approach "In reputation-related projects, most of our custom-
ers recognise that there is something wrong with their reputation," explains Heikki Paija, CEO of Pohjoisranta. Here's an example I know of: back during the depths of the financial crisis advertising disappeared. Yet the simple fact that it is necessary is yet another sign that the common European currency is failing. "But let's take a positive example. It is especially important for Greece because, simply, the euro is failing. A shrewd businessman approached them and pointed out that the empty signs looked bad. "Researchers Jouni Heinonen and Pekka Aula analysed the return on investment of Finnish companies in 2001-2008 and categorised the companies based upon their reputation. "In the oil industry the BP oil spill is not the only factor; the oil spills in Nigeria by Shell has also had a negative impact on the whole industry. So my option would be to offer a farmer a story in exchange for food. The BBC quoted one lady who sold yoga classes and used her TEMs to buy candles. Reputations can change very quickly. A shrinking currency base makes it less useful as a medium of exchange. A company's reputation could be based upon a variety of factors. Finally, being in Cleantech tells about the company's social responsibility."
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David J. Stockmann 5. If Greece's money supply problem isn't checked, everyone there might be on the barter system.
Cosy hotel in the heart of Helsinki
Annankatu, 00120 Helsinki tel. "Some companies may negatively impact a whole industry and vice versa. For example: I'm a writer and I need to eat. Reputation management and communications should be evidence-based."
Oil and cleantech Reputation is a fluid concept, based upon emotions and not easily measured. They should run his advertising for free, and in return he would give the company some of his products. Fazer 3. We do not have one single market, one single economy, no matter how hard we try to fool ourselves. Paulig 4. One in the Greek city of Volos has been much in the press recently. S-Group
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IT IS A NICE little system, and I think it is quite ingenious. "One way is comparing the return on investment between companies with good reputation and poor reputation," he explains. In 2010 Nokia was ranked right behind Apple as the seventh most respected company in the world, according to the Reputation Institute. If I looked hard enough I could probably find someone to take me up on my offer, but it would be undoubtedly difficult and time-consuming.
this problem of matching buyers and sellers various systems have been created. Alko 7. Often surveys are used: potential customers are asked their opinion on a firm, and results are analysed with statistical methods. Apple was number two, after leader Google, while Nokia had fallen to fifteenth. Is it possible to put a monetary value on it
"If you take research and development for example, in 2005 there was 60 million euros spent on R&D in the region. As Juha Häkkinen, CEO of the Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce, explains, "Ostrobothinians have faced hardship before. Wärtsilä is now only second to Nokia for annual spending in R&D, with ABB running close in third place." "The news here is very positive. Part of the key to this success is the old Ostrobothnian trait of entrepreneurship and the ability to turn an otherwise negative situation into a positive one. People in the Helsinki region can only dream of that. But within the Vaasa energy cluster it's not just the big companies that are
benefiting. The Vaasa Consortium of Higher Education consists of five university units and two universities of applied sciences with some 12,000 students in total, of whom some 10 per cent are foreign students. This internationalism makes the region an attractive place to live and work as well as a base to do business from," says Häkkinen. Credit must be also given to the synergy between business and education in the region. "In the self-sufficient Suvilahti residential area, more energy is being produced than consumed. The fuel cell produces clean energy for the area's households using methane gas from the nearby landfill, which has already been covered and landscaped. The sector, and the region, has a lot to offer prospective employees." Technology Some of EnergyVaasa's companies are behind truly cutting-edge technology. The plan aims for a 20 per cent cut in emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020, along with a 20 per cent increase in the share of renewables in the energy mix and a 20 per cent cut in energy consumption (although this figure is notional, as energy consumption
increases as population increases). EnergyVaasa is a leading light in this success story with an annual turnover of 4 billion euros and an export rate of over 70 per cent. True to the spirit of entrepreneurship, an opportunity arose with the European Union's Climate and Energy Package of 2008 often referred to as the 20-20-20 plan. We saw that the benefits of cooperation were obvious," says Olander. HELSINKI TIMES
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Vaas a provides hope to the Finnish economy.
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(Right) "Many workers and students in Ostrobothnia are from other EU member states or countries as diverse as India and China," explains Juha Häkkinen, CEO of the Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce.
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(Left) Mervento's first installed wind turbine in Sundom, Vaasa.
In these times of economic doom and gloom, few sectors in Finnish industry are as upbeat about the future as Ostrobothnia's Vaasa energy cluster. One major advantage they found, was that being Swedish-speaking, they found it easier to do business with our Nordic and Scandinavian neighbours." "This is one of the factors making Ostrobothnia the most international region in Finland, after Helsinki. Opportunity This opportunity has been grasped whole-heartedly by many in Ostrobothnia. Mass immigration to the US in the late 19th century and to Sweden in the 1960s and 70s drained the region of its most valuable resource young, hard-working Ostrobothnians." "In recent decades we have seen many of these people return from Sweden, having become successful businesspeople and entrepreneurs across the Gulf of Bothnia. Suvilahti also receives energy from geo-thermal sources using rods sunk into the seabed, where the temperature is some 6 to 5 degrees warmer than at the surface. Research The universities are developing the right of type of worker needed by business in the area and there are the mutual benefits of research into renewable energy production wind and solar power, geothermal energy and power plants for decentralised energy production and energy efficiency, including efficient electricity distribution, energy efficient electric motors and frequency converters. This methane would normally have to be burnt on-site, as it can't be released into the atmosphere as is. A five-minute journey time to work is pretty normal here. Currently, companies in EnergyVaasa employ 10,000 people, but aim to increase that number to 20,000 by 2015 an ambitious target even during normal economic times. "All universities need funding to survive and the energy cluster has the money. It's a win-win situation," says Häkkinen. But as Häkkinen explains, there is more to Ostrobothnia than just employment prospects and a rapidly expanding energy sector. An example is the Suvilahti residential district of Vaasa, which receives some of its energy needs from the world's first solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) installed by Wärtsilä in 2008. And the closeness of nature is important too with a UNESCO World Heritage Site right on our doorstep." "Lots of small things make up a quality standard of living and Ostrobothnia rates highly across the board. "It is also about quality of life. Likewise, business here needs qualified workers and good research. The surplus is fed into the national electrical grid, or city district heating network," explains Olander. "Businesses in the region had developed extensively in the energy technology sector and we felt it would be a good idea to market those businesses and the sector in a consistent way. Smaller companies are benefiting too, from the needs of larger- and mid-size companies for sub-contractors and suppliers. The summer cottage is often easier to afford. Incredibly, the region, which is majority Swedish-speaking, is crying out for workers both native Finns and international workers with several of the large locally-based employers like ABB and Wärtsilä constantly advertising vacancies for open positions in the rapidly-growing energy sector there. With the highest employment rates and highest life-expectancy in Finland, Ostrobothnia certainly has a lot going for it. Wärtsilä employs some 2,800 in Vaasa, of a total of 17,500 worldwide in 160 locations around 70 countries. We have many companies here hiring staff Wapice currently employ 200, but are looking to double that figure, likewise Citec are looking to double their employees from 1000 to 2000 by 2015. Energy and environmental technology is an increasingly important part of Finnish exports and EnergyVaasa can now boast 25 per cent of Finland's energy sector manpower. The umbrella group for Ostrobothnia's energy cluster is EnergyVaasa, which represents some 120 businesses in the region. Robert Olander is Marketing Director of Merinova, which oversees the marketing of EnergyVaasa. By 2010 this figure had reached 160 million. Many workers and students here are from other EU member states, or countries as diverse as India and China. The share of renewable energy use for Finland is set at 38 per cent, as Finland's starting point was considerably ahead of many other EU states. There are several mid-size companies, like Wamp, The Switch and Arcteq, who are doing very well and selling on the international market. This allows these smaller companies, like Wapice, to expand and reach their full potential creating jobs and in turn contributing to the prosperity of the region. It's what makes Ostrobothnians such happy people." To read more on the Vaasa energy cluster see www.energyvaasa.fi and to read about business, industry and technology in the region see www.coastline.fi
Ostrobothnia (In Swedish Österbotten, in Finnish Pohjanmaa) is a region located in Western Finland.
It is one of the two Finnish regions with a Swedish speaking majroity, the other being Åland.
"Businesses in the Ostrobothnia region have developed extensively in the energy technology sector," says Robert Olander, Marketing Director of Merinova, which oversees the marketing of EnergyVaasa.
"It amazes me. "People have a clear need to see talent. However, the long journey, which is interrupted only by uninspiring service stations
and small towns with names barely pronounceable by the foreign tongue, has a most pleasant end point: Kuopio.
Steeped in history This historic city has its origins in the 17th century and is built on a peninsula which is all but encompassed by Lake Kallavesi, part of the vast Iso-Kalla system, meaning that the majority of the urban landscape is surrounded by water. As soon as I hear, `One of you will be going home this week' I switch the channel," says Scanlon. 4) Henry's & Malja Bars to suit every taste. Malja stocks a multitude of rare and unusual beverages and is also the drinking establishment frequented by the aforementioned ski jumping crowd, while Henry's Pub offers live and loud music almost every night of the week. 5) Sports Ice hockey, football and ski jumping are all enjoyed by the locals.
A stunning view of Kuopio from Puijo tower, built in 1963. Dance your Ass Off is a perfect example I didn't get through five minutes of that. "The new brand still requires some work, but we are confident," says Yle's director of television programming Ritta Pihlajamäki.
The presenters Niina Backman and Heikki Paasonen with this year's 10 Idols finalists.
son they do so phenomenally well is that viewers get sucked in by the hype and then it's simply a kind of horrified fascination that keeps them tuning back in."
Spring favourites on the box
The following programmes are big hits this spring: Yle: · Uutisvuoto · Satuhäät · Kätevä emäntä MTV3: · Idols · Kadonneen jäljillä Nelonen: · The Voice of Finland · MasterChef Sub: · Duudsonit tuli taloon · Iholla · Viidakon tähtöset
Turn on, tune in, drop out
Tried and trusted international formulas are what the commercial television channels are mostly relying on this spring.
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SINGING competitions of the no-risk international franchise variety have been filling the TV screens of Finnish commercial television this spring. It's extremely rare that these types of programmes don't do well in any country," Rintamaa says. This lends the city a
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sea-front quality, despite the fact it is hundreds of kilometres from the coast. Stretching off in all directions are small, undulating streets all of which appear to lead to an expanse of water, no matter which way they point.
Nature at its most serene For those who need the occasional break from the hustle and bustle, Puijo hill offers a marvellous escape not to mention a long, meandering and, in some parts, challenging walk. "The developers of the world's best TV programmes know the possibilities the medium offers, and know
Distinction But some viewers make a clear distinction between the different styles of reality show. "I'm stuck at home now for the next five weeks with a broken leg sadly I've just the television and my computer to pass the time," says Vantaa resident Peter Scanlon. The Finnish versions of American Idol and The Voice of America are the allout favourites. The New Music Competition finals at the end of February attracted about half as many viewers as American Idol and The Voice of Finland at the same time. Located about an hour from the centre of the city, this natural landmark sits atop an almost untouched nature reserve and offers a degree of serenity
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that is both unusual and welcome; furthermore, the revolving restaurant at the top of the 75-metre Puijo tower offers perhaps the most scenic vista to be found in the country. 2) Kauppahalli A vast array of local delicacies and ingredients. They are "entertainment phenomena." Predictably, the competitions are not content with sticking to television alone, but also extend to online social media, with contestants and coaches all having their own Facebook pages. The state-owned broadcaster Yle recently tried its hand at replicating the commercial channels' success by staging the preliminary heats of the Eurovision Song Contest, but viewer numbers were disappointing. The club is very well supported throughout the area and the fans are both welcoming and keen to tell you stories of past glories. "Idols has drama, it offers the possibility for ragsto-riches stories, and you can follow the contestants' progress," says the programme's director, Matti Paunio, in explanation of the success of
the Finnish version of the Idols international franchise.
Well-worn formulas Idols, The Voice of such-andsuch a country, and other familiar international formats are the biggest money-spinners for the commercial Finnish television channels at the moment. Visitors may be few and far between, but those who have uncovered this picturesque piece of Finnish history return time after time to sample its unique setting and friendly atmosphere. The revolving restaurant was the first of its kind in the Nordic countries.
Kuopio's City Hall, with Puijo hill in the background and the market square in the foreground.
Bar scene When the sun sets which in winter is remarkably early this town comes alive, with a plethora of noted restaurants and bars, the latter of which are particularly well represented. Nelonen's The Voice of Finland attempts to provide stiff competition for MTV3's Idols, which is, of course, the mother of all singing competitions worldwide. "Viewers below the age of 30, in particular, are extremely interestL E H T I K U VA / M A R K K U U L A N D E R
ed in what's going on around, behind and outside the programme," Rintamaa says.
Finalists of the talent show The Voice of Finland. In addition, additional clips that are not displayed in the main programmes will be published online. I assume the rea-
Opium of the masses According to Rintamaa, formats like The Voice of Finland are no longer a matter of mere television. For the sports-mad, the local ice hockey team, KalPa, are enjoying something of a resurgence at present and have been in the mix for the title in recent years. For example, the live broadcasts on Friday evenings are supplemented with live webcasts of backstage footage. Any kind of talent fascinates viewers," says
information officer Paula Rintamaa from the Nelonen channel. There is a certain monotony to the unerringly straight motorway, which reaches far over the horizon before being swallowed up by the endless lakes and forests. The sheer amount of reality shows is overwhelming. Despite having a population of nearly 100,000, Kuopio's main square has a quaint village feel to it, with market stalls and impromptu cafés dotted throughout. 10
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very acutely what viewers want. From left: Mikko Sipola, Jesse Kaikuranta, Kim Koskinen and Saara Aalto.
Exploring Finnish Cities
In this fortnightly series, Helsinki Times travels to different Finnish cities.
A city in the heart of Savo
Despite its relatively remote location and modest size, Kuopio has something to offer everyone.
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to Kuopio is long and lonely, and seems to stretch deep into the bowels of Finland. "But I'm not being overly hypocritical here I will sometimes tune in to Survivor or The Amazing Race, where the reality is less in your face. A buzzing metropolis Kuopio is not, but if you wish
Kuopio is located in the Savo region, 390 km from Helsinki.
to combine nature, a friendly small town environment and a splash of excitement, then this city will not disappoint.. At one end
is the wonderfully authentic Kauppahalli, which serves a vast range of fresh local foodstuffs and ingredients, while the other is dominated by the stunning City Hall. Kuopio also plays host to a ski jumping World Cup event every winter, which brings both the sport's best athletes and a number of their colourful and larger-than-life fans from all around the world to the city.
My Kuopio Top 5 1) Puijo hill and tower A stunning nature reserve with a 75-metre high revolving tower. I'd say 99 per cent of them are rubbish though. 3) The main square Combining rich history and modern functionality
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serves worth 2,700 billion euros. Timo Kivimäki, 49, was first arrested and questioned by Danish detectives in 2010. China is much, much larger. This port city, the largest in the world, is absolutely pulsating with business activity. The inspiring attitude of Chinese politicians and business leaders about the future and their determination to fulfil goals in record time made a big impression. NEIL SHAH
Guns N' Roses Can Agree on at Least One BLOOMBERG NEWS 12 April. The growth rate of the AAA rated economy isn't enough to push government finances into a surplus
think that the countries and banks of the eurozone should be primarily responsible for dealing with their own problems.
Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen.
CHINA has currency re-
by 2014, the ministry said. Excessive indebtedness has continued. `Michael Monroe is one of the great rock and roll front-men,' Slash said. KATI POHJANPALO
Finnish Professor Charged with Spying for Russia
in Denmark have charged a Finnish academic with aiding alleged Russian spies in Copenhagen, Finland's national broadcaster YLE has said. Together, we can't be ignored when important questions affecting the globe are on the table.
MBA.HANKEN.FI. Hope and passion are now rising in the East.
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CHINA'S goal-driven, positive outlook about the future can be seen in Shanghai, in particular. But Kivimäki said he was `innocent' and was `relieved' that the matter was going to court..."'
Finland Raises 2012 Growth Forecast to 0.8 per cent on Domestic Demand
"FINLAND raised its forecast for
growth as consumer consumption is expected to support the northernmost euro member's economy, easing pressure on the government to cut spending to rein in deficits. So did the entire Finnish Social Democratic Party (SDP), although socialists in the eurozone pushed for an outcome based on solidarity. The question of increasing the size of crisis funds meant for supporting countries, banks and companies in the eurozone was discussed in the Finance Committee, my own parliamentary group and the Grand Committee, the last of which handles EU matters. are what Finnish businesses do best. They expect to get their share of China's 7-8 per cent economic growth. Everything started with Greece two years ago. BUT THIS is where things stand at present. OpEd
Michael Monroe rocking out in Helsinki last summer.
WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE 15 April. As someone who had learned the lessons of Finland's banking crisis and had been one of the ministers responsible for dealing with our banking crisis in 1997-99, in 2010 I opposed lending money to Greece and supporting banks operating in the country. Additional assistance will mainly come via the IMF. Of the roughly 300 Finnish companies operating in China, around 100 are in Shanghai. China is concentrating on increasing the consumption demand of the country's own citizens by 50 per cent of GDP. Gross domestic product will expand 0.8 per cent this
year, twice as fast as previously forecast, and 1.5 per cent in 2013, the Helsinkibased Finance Ministry said in a report today. The Chinese have helped with the banking crisis through the IMF as well as with considered assistance packages for certain countries in crisis, also in Europe. I've promised to support Minister of Finance Jutta Urpilainen's (SDP) proposed solutions. Now that's a goal! But when a decision like this is made, we have every reason to believe that the goal will be reached. HELSINKI TIMES
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE 11 April. The SDP's demands for collateral were accepted during governmental negotiations. UPON returning, I was immediately confronted by the dull daily routine of the Parliament. `He's also a good man and a good friend..."
"FINNISH legislations will make
it easier to monitor and to limit foreign holdings in companies deemed crucial for national security, the Employment and Economy Ministry said. I led the Parliament's Finance Committee's Labour and Commercial Affairs Subcommittee's delegation to strengthen Finland and China's cooperative relations. The political leadership of China as well as its central bank think that the countries and banks of the eurozone should be primarily responsible for dealing with their own problems. Although the article has since been deleted, it has already raised eyebrows and resonated throughout Finland. Contrary to what was hoped, after the assistance given to Greece in 2010 the banking crisis has snowballed. According to the latest survey of companies, a clear majority of Finnish companies are doing better this year than last. The Finn, who has been suspended from his job as professor of international politics at the University of Copenhagen, admitted to providing consultancy services to four Russian diplomats between 2005 and 2010 and said he had charged some 16,000 euros for the work, the Helsingin Sanomat daily reported. Human rights activists and experts have called for a detailed analysis of the surge in nationalist tendencies in the country..."
to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beside the Beatles and Elvis at Saturday's 27th annual ceremony in Cleveland. China is like what the US was decades ago. While Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose and former guitarist Slash haven't spoken since the band's acrimonious
since Rose declined to attend the ceremony one thing they agree on is Michael Monroe. The trip was useful, informative and fruitful in every way. The law will take effect on June 1 and foreign holdL E H T I K U VA / J U S S I N U K A R I
ings exceeding 10 percent in defense industry companies or companies otherwise deemed essential to society will require approval from the authorities, the ministry said in a statement today..."
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BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK 14 April. KASPER VIITA Finland Steps Up Thing: This Finnish Monitoring of Foreign Saxophonist Rocks group Guns breakup in the mid-1990s Holdings, Ministry Says N' Roses was inducted in- and didn't speak Saturday,
Eronen, an assistant to a deputy of the nationalist party of Finland, the True Finns, has recommended in an article on the New Finland site that foreigners in the country should be made to wear special identification badges on their
sleeves. Energy solutions, cleantech, environmental technology, forestry industry products, the information industry, ship building, port construction etc. The populations of Finland and China account for over 1.3 billion people, a large part of all the world's people. ILYA KHARLAMOV
A WEEK in Beijing and Shanghai got me excited. I also demanded at that time that Greece's assets should be taken into consideration. NICK HOLDSWORTH
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Finland goes 50/50 with filmmakers: Film commissioners deliver 2.3 million in grants
film commission has made grants worth more than 2.3 million euros to feature films in its latest round of production support. Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen's cabinet targets a balanced budget by 2015..."
TWO-YEAR PART-TIME MBA Specialisation alternatives: » Finance » International Management » Service and Relationship Marketing The programme with modules once a month makes it possible to combine work, personal life and study. The political leaderThe worldwide bankship of China as well ing crisis is neither her as its central bank fault nor the SDP's.
ID Chips For Foreigners In Finland. After all, no one lends money without collateral, do they. Using a new
formula for funding launched last October, producers who have raised half of a film's budget may apply for a grant to the value of the remainder..."
Jouko Skinnari is a lawyer and a Social Democrat MP since 1980 from Lahti.
EURASIAREVIEW.COM 14 April. FINLAND is a small nation
But this stage passes for more people than you'd initially expect. pay any attention to the unfortunate group of complainers that you will come across from time to time. Outstanding! The ability to create often-nonsensical words or phrases just for pleasure is a Finnish pastime. · Do you have a suggestion for a topic that you would like to see featured in the upcoming issues?
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ance is when you can finally communicate with all of your Finnish partner's friends and family members, and can kiss goodbye to those awkward, isolating moments spent sitting in a group of people and trying to discern just what on earth is going on in the conversation around you.. A sizeable percentage of everyday conversation is made up of such pauses, as everyone else here also seemingly struggles with which of the 15 different noun cases one needs to implement. English-speakers sometimes claim that their language is one of the most expressive, and can perhaps
one-word statements requests for food or a toy. Take the use of tota, toi toi, niin and even tota tota. Forget stressing about remembering people's names, and refer only to hän or even se, without anyone being the slightest bit offended. Children have an inbuilt ability to learn languages, often more than one at the same time. At about one year understanding becomes apparent, with
native tongue. Furthermore, no one will think to bother you if you don't passionately participate in the conversation; you are merely a quiet one who has better things to do than bother with idle chit chat. Now that we can move beyond this simple statement of fact, it's worth asking why. By two years new words are appearing every day, this being the dangerous period where a child may repeat swearwords they've overheard, and by three years of age, full sentences are being constructed and basic grammatical errors are less frequent. By the age of four a child's ability to use spoken language is similar to that of stake the claim to the largest vocabulary, but not many languages can boast a list like the following to describe different ways of walking; kävellä, kerppailla, jolkkia, kuleksia, laahustaa, maleksia, hiippailla, hiipiä, kuljailla, köpötellä, kipittää and kopistella. Of course, this is not an experience indigenous solely to Finnish language, however. Struggling to find the right word. My dog Jaska died yesterday.
as you begin to accumulate words and phrases, keep in mind there are a variety of tricks that you can have up your sleeve. At about six months a child's cooing starts to form a babbling, and consonant sounds appear. Yes, those foreigners who lambast the language as impossible, the culture as impenetrable and the weather abominable yet still remain living here.
PERHAPS the best advice for newcomers here is to not
LEARNING Finnish can be an alternately frustrating and richly rewarding experience. Though Finnish may be considered devilishly tricky at times, it is without doubt, a beautiful and unique language.
an adult and the ability to read and write will soon follow. Though the parents may struggle for years to master the language or languages of their new country, their children will learn the new country's languages along with the parents' mother tongue at the same rate as a child just learning one language.
Students using audio and computer aids to study languages.
Theories abound as to why children have this incredible ability, but all linguists agree that they must acquire the principle tools of syntax, phonetics and a large vocabulary. However inexplicable a child's language acquisition skills, by the time we are in high school, learning any new language is so challenging that we will rarely, if ever, become 100 per cent fluent,
Fiendishly funny Finnish
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Direct English translation: To throw the spoon in the corner. EMPLOYING a sense of humour definitely helps the learning process, especially when out and about and flexing your newfound skills on some unsuspecting, gum chewing teenager at the local supermarket cashier who has already mastered five languages and is yet to graduate from high school.
LEARNING a second language beyond childhood is undoubtedly difficult. But this scenario is also somewhat of a double-edged sword if you'd really like to practise your newfound language skills.
PERHAPS the most meaningful result of your persever-
THOUGH Finnish might be considered a difficult language, it can at least be said that most Finns are not slow to admit this and are often more than willing to have a laugh at the expense of their
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· What did you think of the topics in this Finnish language themed issue. Well, be sure to lean on various combinations of these. More importantly, why is it that some people really struggle, and others find the task less onerous. You have been taunted by the smirk that rises in the corner of a local's mouth when they ask if you have managed to wrestle this often-complicated language into submission. Indeed, the difficulty of the Finnish language is sometimes worn as a badge of honour. Similar to the English idiom "to kick the bucket." Example: Koirani Jaska heitti lusikan nurkkaan eilen. Words like this are practically never used, but Finns delight in the ability of their language to produce such tongue-twisters. Take nissanissani for example, which simply means "in my Nissan" or the not too unreasonable teen teen, meaning "I'll make the tea." The most oftquoted, and one with leaves foreigners in tears of either laughter or frustration is probably, kokoo kokoon koko kokko, meaning "build up the whole bonfire." All languages are capable of wordplay, but the ability to make jokes at the expense of your mother tongue is somewhat rarer. Tempted to throw in an um, shuffling your feet until you locate the appropriate expression. This is all well and good for an infant, and as any parent will tell you, during these years a child is like a sponge, soaking up knowledge, the ability to communicate and the skills to manage in their everyday environment. Meaning: A euphemism for dying. The feeling of finally understanding the most recent of the 15 different As you begin to noun cases can be one of accumulate words elation, before the rug is and phrases, keep pulled out from under you with a spate of exceptions in mind there are to the rule and slang varia variety of tricks ations that seemingly unthat you can have dermine your hard work leading up this point. the thing about learning Take the use of this language you have tota, toi toi, niin to go through the rigmaand even tota tota. From 12 to 18 months these one-word utterances become more frequent, with the number of words in use increasing to about 50. At 18 to 24 months the child constructs two-word sentences of the `me want' variety nouns, adjectives and action words are used and there is a rough following of rules of syntax. That's up your sleeve. Natives often delight in bewildering foreigners with such mouthfuls as epäjärjestelmällisyydellänsäkään a word meaning "with his/her ability to make things unsystematic". Where the theorists differ is on how they acquire these capabilities with relatively little input.
Acquiring tongues Regardless of the language, its perceived difficulty, and the number of languages being acquired (within reason), children the world over learn these skills at roughly the same pace and following the same pattern. role of understanding its formal textbook structure, creating a solid knowledge base, which must be then diluted to reveal colloquial language. This is the reason that the term second language acquisition often refers to third or fourth language acquisition, as it is not unknown for a child to learn one language from their father, one from their mother and one at school with relative ease. However, for those of us who have finished our formal education and believe that we saw the last of the schoolbooks some years previously, the thought of learning a new language is daunting to say the least. 12 1919 2525 APRIL 2012 12 APRIL 2012
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What is so tricky about learning another language?
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Australian James O'Sullivan enjoys the challenge of learning Finnish and finds the word lämpimämpi amusing.
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question that as a foreigner living in Finland either you dread hearing, or don't mind at all: Can you speak Finnish?
arriving here you have been plagued by opinions that it's too hard, it's impossible and that it's not necessary in the capital region anyway. Learning multiple languages is particularly common amongst the children of recent immigrants to a country where the predominant language is not spoken by the parents
The number in brackets represents the number of letters. "This service is an easy way to organise Finnish courses, and see where it is located and how much it costs," Rytkönen offers. "The course providers update the course information themselves to the service," Rytkönen states. 3 Athletic. Other languages are much easier. 9 Tekstiili (7). I know all the items on our menu and I pretty much know what people will ask and what I will reply. This service provides one address; you can find info from the one place." Utilising the same idea as the infopankki.fi website, which allows users to access information in different languages, finnishcourses.fi currently offers its information in Finnish, English and Russian. All the textbooks in the world are no replacement for a lifetime of learned colloquialisms, regional idioms or slang. Not every method suits every student it is often said that those with ordered brains are suited to grammar-based learning and those who think more visually are better off with vocabulary-based methods. "I need to understand how a language works, before I'm comfortable using it," says Liz Barrett, a computer programmer from the United Kingdom. "Finnish is great in that way that the rules remain constant. The advantage of grammar-based learning is its focus on the rules and structures of the language, which helps students develop skills in both reading and writing,
Vocabulary-based This is where the case for vocabulary-based language learning comes to the fore. "There are courses starting from zero euros and then up from there. 4 Tietää. 16 Haisee (6). 9 Textile. 20 Eaten. 11 Overnight (7,5). 2) I can speak Italian, English, Spanish and French which are all Latin languages but Finnish is the most difficult. 12 Sijoitettu (8). 3) What do you think is the easiest / most difficult thing in learning the language?
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John (35) from US 1) Yes I can hold a basic conversation and I understand a lot more depending on the topics. At the moment we have courses starting this autumn and the course providers have already made the information visible for next autumn. On the other hand, I have not put in enough effort to learn it fluently and it's important to have because I live in Finland. I quickly got used to hearing the same sentences and that's how I work. "We noticed that there was a great need for this ser-
Supplied by www.crossmots.com Try our Finnish and English crossword! Write the equivalent word in either Finnish or English. Down 1 Mosquito (8). 3) One of the easier aspects of the language is the phonetics. My customers are nearly all Finnish and we get by fine. 10 Mirri. "There are almost 500 courses organised each year, but people don't know how to find them. In theory, after a period of time, you should be able to speak a language as if you were raised in a house that used that language all the time. 7 Leuka (4). 3) I think the grammar is difficult and I have to really think about what I want to say before I speak. 3) The difficult part of learning the language is the grammar, the pronunciation, everything! But I still love it here.
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Down: 1 Hyttynen. 22 Roar (8). "Possessive suffixes. 2 Sekoitettu (5). It is the same with computer programming; ask a computer to do something the correct way and you get the right results." Where this runs into problems with Finnish is where written Finnish or kirjakieli and spoken Finnish or puhekieli differ so much and the language learnt from a textbook often sounds very different from what one hears on the metro or at the local shop. The thinking is that once the basics of grammar are in place, speaking fluently comes easily, as it is just a matter of filling the gaps in vocabulary. Vocabulary-based learning, as the name suggests, focuses on vocabulary acquisition. "It collects information about courses organised in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen." Gathering all of the information at one easy-tonavigate online location, the service offers a range of information categorised by location and level of language tuition that each individual user requires. Finnish can be mastered and the reaction of Finns to foreigners who are
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1) Can you speak Finnish. The grammar-based system primary focus is placed on learning the different rules of grammar that govern the language. 19 Nokka (4).
Compiled by Kassandra Guy and Leanne Sullivan.. 2) It is difficult to learn because I go home regularly and my Finnish friends like to speak English with me. Loredana (29) from Italy 1) Yes my mother and her family are from Finland so I learned as a child from them. 2 Mixed. We are very happy that they are using this service actively." With some 300 courses currently available on the website at present, around 270 are Finnish courses and 30 are Swedish. "If the rules are there and you stay within in the rules then you don't get things wrong. 5 Lämpömittari. With a language as grammatically challenging as Finnish, the system of grammar-based learning has held predominance for a number of years. "It's a brand new service, so that people looking for Finnish courses can do the search by themselves," explains Infopankki's Jaana Rytkönen. Mehran (27) from Iran 1) Yes I speak Finnish but I am not fluent even after seven years in the country. 10 Cat (5). 8 Missä Tahansa. 21 Pääasiassa (7). "I know spoken language is different, but people understand me at least. 8 Anywhere (5,7). 23 Käytetty (4). The goal with this method of learning is to memorise words and learn their meanings, thus being able to use them and recognise them during interaction. I did the same with my basic high school English when I worked in London." One of the most common systems of teaching this method is to use picture cards, or even a computer in a teacherless classroom, to repetitively display images and the associated words. 6 Tourist (7). 2) Has it been difficult to learn. 3 Urheilullinen (8). 2) I find the language very difficult; I have completed several language classes but it is not easy to learn. Whatever the route taken, learning any language takes hard work and a willingness to not be embarrassed in trying the language out in real
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and certainly never pass for a native speaker. 19 Beak.
Across: 1 Hymy. My girlfriend is happy I'm working so quickly after arriving here and now we speak more Finnish at home and no, it's not all food-related." Proponents of vocabulary-based learning claim that this is similar to the way in which children learn to speak and as such is the natural way to learn. Unfortunately, this does not take into account the key element of the child's sponge-like ability to acquire language skills and, at least in the early stages, vocabulary-based students can be found in shops mangling the language, but getting their point across with sentences like `want oranges where?' It is not exactly poetry, but it depends on your objectives. 4 Know (6). When you think about it English is a nightmare when it comes to grammar." While it is not doubted that a good knowledge of grammar is necessary to become quite proficient in any language, many people who arrive in a new country would first rather learn the basics of what to ask in the local shop or on public transvice," Rytkönen continues. 17 Mathematical. 16 Smells. 21 Largely. 23 Used.
development for those seeking to learn the majority language here, Infopankki has recently established finnishcourses.fi, an online service that acts as a one-stop shop for those seeking to find Finnish courses in the capital region, as well as listing a number of Swedish courses. Websites with materials for both methods are available for free on the Internet and the prospective student should perhaps try a little of both to see which suits better. 14 Traktori (7). 13 Omaisuus (6). The difference in the culture makes it harder when people don't talk as much. "I don't have time for that. 20 Syöty (5). "It's their responsibility to keep it updated. "My Finnish is coming along great now. 22 Karjaisu. 15 Jakaa (6). 13 Estate. I also take a language course when I have the time. The idea is that, through repetition, new vocabulary is memorised and is easier to use in conversation. 5 Thermometer (12). Most of us have little desire to pass for a local and would happily attain a level whereby we may work, socialise and carry out our day-to-day business without clumsily confusing tenses or using the wrong possessive suffix. 11 Yhdessä yössä. Where you fit in may be a matter of experimentation. 12 Deployed. With Finnish this includes the inflection and modification of verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives and even numbers depending on their role in a sentence. Dozens of studies have found that Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Basque and Japanese are the most difficult languages to learn, but most will rate Finnish as `difficult' at least. Everything is pronounced the way it's written which is the only easy part. The language in our office is English, but I'm slowly starting to communicate with colleagues in Finnish," continues Liz. 14 Tractor. You can do the search by yourself, it's easy." www.finnishcourses.fi port, and importantly what to expect to hear being said back which with puhekieli is quite different from the grammar of the textbook. 15 Divide. "When I got this job the boss asked if I spoke Finnish, and I said `yeah, a little,' so I took home a menu and memorised it," explains Frank.
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as well as speaking and listening. Don't make me laugh," says Frank Müller, a native Germany who works in one of Helsinki's busiest restaurants. I have a basic knowledge and I can have some conversations in Finnish, as I work with the public and communicate with Finns. So why is it that people struggle with second language acquisition?
Grammatically challenging It is commonly accepted that different people find it easier to learn languages in different ways. Thus people can use their preferred language to search for courses and find course providers and advisors
After making his debut in 2001 with Revolutionary Vol. Positive advance word on the movie's quality, on the other hand, has been less forthcoming, with critics less than enamoured with the film's high jinks. Word has it that a new record should be arriving sometime in the near future. Drawing on underground culture, pop culture and other comics for inspiration, these artists also draw influence from contemporary art, illustrations and folk art to tell stories that often bear a striking resemblance to their own lives. Currently exhibiting at Kiasma until 9 September, Eyeballing! The new forms of comics sees the best comic book artists in the country coming together to showcase their work, seeking to ele-
vate the profile of their art on home soil. 2 in 2003. This was followed by The Martyr in October last year, a compilation/mixtape that was made available for free download. Next up, poor Tilda Swinton and John C. His most recent album, a Christmas-themed affair, arrived late last year armed with a swag of holiday favourites. 1972 Neitsytpolku 12 00140 Helsinki Tel. A five-year
absence did him no harm as the album/mixtape The 3rd World dropped to rave reviews in 2008. Introduced to swing by his grandfather as a boy, Bublé broke through in 2000 when he was asked to perform at the wedding of daughter of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Reilly struggle to come to terms with their strange son, whose behaviour is becoming increasingly vicious in We Need to Talk About Kevin. +358 (0)9 7425 5500 Open: MonSat 1223 www.asrestaurants.com
Lappish Restaurant Saaga Bulevardi 34 B Tel. A number of events are planned to coincide with the exhibition, with comic workshops for grown-ups and children and in-depth courses in comic art being staged over the coming weeks. Furthermore, for those who seek a true meeting of different art forms, Comics in Concert sees a trio consisting of an illustrator, guitarist and accordion player creating an artistic performance on 26 May.
Eyeballing! The new forms of comics Until 9 September Kiasma Mannerheiminaukio 2 Helsinki
IT'S A FANBOY'S dream this week. Tied up and robbed, the notso happy couple soon learn who is behind the ghastly attack.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (K16) Release Date: 20 April Director: Lynne Ramsay Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Fast forward a few years, and Bublé's self-titled third album breaks through the stratosphere in 2003, gaining huge worldwide success with a songbook of standards from across the eras, including choice cuts such as Fever, The Way You Look Tonight, For Once in My Life and Moondance.
Subsequent albums have seen him ascend to dizzying heights, enjoying multi-platinum sales in the Philippines, Canada, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, and the United States. Reilly Project X (K16) Release Date: 20 April Director: Nima Nourizadeh Starring: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper Kilimanjaron lumet Release Date: 20 April Director: Robert Guédiguian Starring: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Ariane Ascaride The Cabin in the Woods (K16) Release Date: 20 April Director: Drew Goddard Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford Multi-Grammy award-winner Michael Bublé is set to play the Hartwall Areena this Friday.
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of three Grammy Awards, Canadian singer Michael Bublé performs at Hartwall Areena on Friday 20 April. Finally, we can view this tale of a quintet of American stereotypes who make their way gasp to a cabin in the woods. Based on the 2003 novel by Lionel Shrive, the film depicts growing pains that would make Kirk Cameron blush as it hurtles towards its unsettling climax. Born in Lima, but raised in Brooklyn, the rapper has built up a sizeable following during his career, shying away from the usual rapper clichés to touch on themes of global politics, class struggle, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism. While many Finnish comic artists still maintain a low profile in their home country, Finland is known on the international stage as a country that produces comic art of exceptional quality, with many artists enjoying a high profile in countries such as France. +358 9 7425 5544 MonSat 1823
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rhymes with all manner of socially conscious topics, the gent born Felipe Andres Coronel, but now known as Immortal Technique takes the mic at Nosturi on Sunday 22 April. As this is a horror flick, it's safe to say that things go pearshaped from there. Completed two years ago, it has been gathering dust since, due to the bankruptcy of MGM Studios. Cabin in the Woods is the highly touted collaboration between writer Drew Goddard (Lost, Alias) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and the director-screenwriter of the forthcoming The Avengers). Now before you scoff and prepare to thumb your nose, keep in mind that positive advance word has been brewing online, for those lucky enough to catch a preview screening. As the night progress-
es, things proceed to spiral out of control with word of the party spreading fast. Finally, recently seen in Aki Kaurismäki's masterful Le Havre, Jean-Pierre Darroussin leads the cast for Kilimanjaron lumet, as a couple's dreams of celebrating their wedding anniversary with a trip to Tanzania are shattered by the unfortunate arrival in their home of two young masked gunmen. Support on Sunday comes from Swedish duo Mohammed Ali.
Immortal Technique 22 April, 22:00 Tickets 28 Nosturi Telakkakatu 8 Helsinki. For those who can't get enough of the current spate of found-footage flicks on offer at your local multiplex, Project X is out to tantalise your nihilistic tendencies. A bunch of kids throw a huge party in the hope of making a name for themselves, much to the chagrin of their neighbours. 14
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Smells delicious The food looks, and smells delicious, and I'm already regretting having those extra couple of slices of toast for breakfast this morning. Aromas like this should come with a health warning passersby on the street could easily walk into a street lamp as their heads turn to follow the source of the scent. We are first in, as the restaurant opens at 11 am, and are met by the owner Man Seesang, who has been running the place for nine months now. Book your table tel. KITCHEN 12-24 SUN 12-24 . (09) 611 217 Mon-Tue 10.30-23.00 Wed-Sat 10.30-24.00 Sun 12.00-23.00
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I've followed the instructions and, to be fair, the results have been good, not great, but good. There is some secret element they're not telling us. Tom Yam Kai (Spicy Chicken Soup)
Fredrikinkatu 46 (Kamppi, Autotalo). My fears of not leaving an empty plate are swept aside. This dish is delicious. The garnish of red chili both looks well and provides a slightly fiery contrast to the other flavours. 12:00-23:00 sun.......... firstname.lastname@example.org Kalevankatu 13, Helsinki | www.flada13.fi
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ple make really good massaman beef. I've had my ingredients: beef, coconut milk, roasted peanuts, potato, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, fish sauce, chili, sugar and tamarind. I've attempted to make massaman beef before. 09 876 4477 Mon-Fri 11:00-20:00 Lunch buffet 11:00-16:00 Sat-Sun 13:00-20:00 www.tomjam.fi Critic's choice 1. This southern Thai dish shows a lot of its Indian influence some of the spices used in this curry were brought to Thailand by Muslim Indian traders. 135 4148 www.kolumbus.fi/zinnkeller
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Tom Jam Kulmavuorenkatu 4, Helsinki Tel. It uses more dry spices than a lot of other Thai food and is wonderfully aromatic. Tom Yam Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup) 2. Lehtovaara is famous for its high quality Finnish and international kitchen. 10:30-23:00 sat........... Pad Thai (Fried Noodle) 3. Recently CNN ranked massaman as number 1 in a story entitled World's 50 most delicious food and you can understand why. 10:30-22:00 fri............. Feeling satisfied, but not drowsy full, I'm ready to tackle the rest of the day. 16
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Lehtovaara is known for its warm atmosphere, friendly, appreciated service and delicious portions that indulge the taste buds. I go for the mushroom soup to start, then the massaman beef, a little of both rices as jasmine rice is a favourite and the vegetable rice looks too good not to try two springrolls and a little helping of the two dips the standard sweet chili and one which even looks, never mind tastes, hot.
Garnish of red chili The soup is good the flavours combine well, with none of them over-powering each other. On to the mains, and my mother's voice was ringing in my ears with the old adage about having `eyes bigger than my stomach'. That's the beauty of Thai food: each constituent element can be discerned whilst eating kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, galangal are all citrusy, but you can taste each one individually here. Opening hours Mon-Fri 11am-11pm / Sat 4pm-11pm / Sun 1pm-5pm
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Tue 24 April Red Fang (USA) Heavy metal. Stoa Turunlinnantie 1 Tickets 12/20 www.stoa.fi Mon 23 & Wed 25 April La Bayadére One of the masterpieces of 19th century Russian ballet. Saturday 21 - Lots of Sport, lots of drinks! ROCK ON DJ's pumping! Sunday 22 - NO SHOE SUNDAY! Footy n Beers! ROCK ON!! Monday 23 - POKER TOURNAMENT from 7pm Register in Bar! Only 27 seats! Tuesday 24 - come fill the gap! Wednesday 25 - ANZAC DAY 2012! Live Music & Drink Specials, rockin' from 7pm! DONT BE LATE!! Tel. The encounter leads to an unveiling of Aliide's harrowing past and also the history of Estonia from the 1930s onwards. Virgin Oil CO. Virgin Oil CO. Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2 Tue 10:00-17:00 Wed-Thu 10:00-20.30 Fri 10:00-22:00 Sat 10:00-18:00 Sun 10:00-17:00 Tickets 0/8/10 www.kiasma.fi Until Sun 19 August Outi Heiskanen: Primordial Sea Outi Heiskanen is best known for the sensitive line work of her graphics, but the artist's 75th anniversary exhibition also presents works lesser known to the public; paintings, sculptures and installations. Finnish National Opera Helsinginkatu 58 Tickets 22-99 www.opera.fi Sat 21 April HPO:Soile Isokoski Soile Isokoski, soprano. Korjaamo Culture Factory Töölönkatu 51 B Tickets 11-20 www.korjaamo.fi Sat 21 April Pelican (USA) Instrumental post-metal. Design Museum Korkeavuorenkatu 23 Tue 11:00-20:00 Wed-Sun 11:00-18:00 Tickets 0/3/8 www.designmuseum.fi Until Sun 13 May Taryn Simon Photographs and Texts Internationally acclaimed artist's photographs and writings underscore the invisible space between language and the visual world. Tavastia, Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 Tickets 17/19 www.tavastiaklubi.fi Fri 20 April Spinefarm Young Guns 2012: Profane Omen, Carnalation, CB Murdoc (SWE), Deals Death (SWE) Metal. 18
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Mon 23 April The DØ (FIN/FRA) Bubbly pop. Aliide and her sister were in love with the same man, and this had tragic consequences. Kaivopiha Mannerheimintie 5 Tickets 20 www.virginoil.fi
Sat 21 April Heimovalta Acoustic folk/soul. Kaivopiha Mannerheimintie 5 Tickets 25 www.virginoil.fi
Fri 20 April Viikate Finnish metal. Didrichsen Museum Kuusilahdenkuja 1 Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 Tickets 3/7/9 www.didrichsenmuseum.fi
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Thu 19 April Sólstafir (ISL) Atmospheric metal. Semifinal Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 Tickets 6/7 www.semifinal.fi Sat 21 April Pelléas & Mélisande Debussy's dreamy opera. The opera version of this acclaimed novel, which dives deep into the recent history of Estonia, is composed by Jüri Reinvere. Purge traces the stories of two women in parallel with the fate of a nation. On the national level, the tragedy was the Soviet occupation and the disappearance of people purged from society. Helsinki Music Centre 17:00 Concert Hall Mannerheimintie 13 Tickets 6-25 www.musiikkitalo.fi Sun 22 April Immortal Technique (USA) Underground hip hop. The Finnish Museum of Photography The Cable Factory Tallberginkatu 1 Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 Wed 11:00-20:00 Tickets 0/4/6 www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi Until Sun 6 May Designworld Exhibition looks at international contemporary design with broad strokes, giving an overall picture of today's design. Tavastia Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 Tickets 18/20 www.tavastiaklubi.fi Wed 25 April Regina Light and bright pop. Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace Salomonkatu 15 Tue-Sun 11:00-19:00 Tickets 0/8/10 Until Sun 10 June Sophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself Video films and photographs inspired by the last words of an email sent by Calle's ex-boyfriend ending their relationship. Purge is Reinvere's first opera and he considers it a traditional one with "no attempts at record-breaking in experimentation". Nosturi Telakkakatu 8 Tickets 28 www.elmu.fi
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Thu 19 April Susanna Leinonen Company: Blinded Mind Dance piece of fantastic visual art which combines Leinonen's characteristically strong movement language, impressive costumes and wonderful music of Kasperi Laine. Various venues Tickets 0-45 www.apriljazz.fi
Until Sun 29 April Timo Kelaranta: Strange love As a photographer Kelaranta is a poet, a master of the abstract image and of minimalism, for whom the most important thing in a picture is its form. Ateneum, Kaivokatu 2 Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00 Wed, Thu 10:00-20:00 Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Tickets 0/10/12 www.ateneum.fi
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Fri 20 & Sat 21 April Folks Festival Two days of contemporary Finnish folk with American special guest, Michael Gira. Composer Jüri Reinvere, born in Tallinn in 1971, has adapted the libretto for the opera himself, changing the focus slightly from that of the novel. Tavastia, Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 Tickets 18/20 www.tavastiaklubi.fi Thu 19 April Orma & Co.:Paleface Finnish rapper visits club hosted by musician Jukka Orma. Friday 20 - Filthy Friday! COME GET MESSED UP!. Nosturi, Telakkakatu 8 Tickets 22 www.elmu.fi Sat 21 April Jukka Poika & Sound Explosion Band Top Finnish reggae. Art Museum Meilahti Tamminiementie 6 Tue-Sun 11:00-18:30 Tickets 0/8/10 Until Sun 20 May Of Toys and Men Exhibition presents the history, design and aesthetics of toys from several centuries. Kunsthalle Helsinki Nervanderinkatu 3 Tue, Thu, Fri 11:00-18:00 Wed 11:00-20:00 Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Tickets 0/5.50/8 www.taidehalli.fi Until Sun 29 April Carl Larsson: In Search of the Good Life Exhibition of one of Sweden's most beloved artists includes over a hundred paintings, and it also presents Carl and Karin Larsson as designers of furniture and art handicrafts. The Circus, Salomonkatu 1-3 Tickets 10 www.thecircus.fi Fri 20 April Ira Kaspi & Peter Engberg feat. Aliide, an older woman living in the Estonian countryside, meets Zara, a victim of human trafficking who has escaped from her captors. Korjaamo Culture Factory Töölönkatu 51 B Tickets 10/12 www.korjaamo.fi Fri 20 April Amorphis Progressive metal. Okko Kamu, conductor. Finnish National Opera Helsinginkatu 58 Tickets 14-77 www.opera.fi
Until Sun 22 April Lauri Laine: Paintings of Light and Space The retrospective exhibition presents Laine's paintings from the mid-1980s to the present. Tavastia Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 Tickets 18/20 www.tavastiaklubi.fi From 25 April April Jazz Jazz festival with both local and international jazz artists. Tavastia, Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 Tickets 16/18 www.tavastiaklubi.fi Sat 21 April Looptroop Rockers (SWE) Bright stars of Scandinavian hip hop. Nosturi, Telakkakatu 8 Tickets 18 www.elmu.fi Thu 19 April Samuli Edelmann Finnish actor and singer. Tavastia, Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 Tickets 22/24 www.tavastiaklubi.fi
Oksanen's classic made an opera
Tomorrow, the Finnish National Opera will give the world premiere of the opera Purge, based on the international hit novel by Sofi Oksanen. Nosturi, Telakkakatu 8 Tickets 10 www.elmu.fi Fri 20 April Huoratron Experimental electro house. EMMA- Espoo Museum of Modern Art Ahertajantie 5 Tue, Thu, Fri 11:00-18:00 Wed 11:00-20:00 Sat, Sun 11:00-17:00 Tickets 0/8/10 www.emma.museum Until Sun 17 June Thank You for the Music How Music Moves Us Exhibition on how the experiences of listening to music, watching music videos or going to a concert can appear in the life and work of an artist, a music lover, a fan. Sello Hall Soittoniekanaukio 1 (Espoo) Tickets 15 www.espoo.fi Wed 25 April Imperial State Electric (SWE) Rock
Daniel becomes increasingly important support to Gwendolen. Successful writer and former spy opens up about his thriller novels, the Cold War and today's world of crime. 08:50 3rd Rock from the Sun 13:10 X-Weighted: Families 14:00 Big Spender 14:30 The King of Queens 15:00 Relic Hunter 16:00 Airport 16:30 America's Funniest Home Videos Two episodes. 07:00 Airport 08:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly. 20:00 Orhan Pamuk Mein Istanbul DOC Nobel-prize laureate Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's most recognised contemporary writer has had to leave his country after receiving death threats. Starring: Jayma Mays, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam Campbell, Faune A. Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. 00:40 Numb3rs (K16) 01:30 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (K16) Directed by Sylvain White. 02:05 UEFA Europe League Highlights SPORT
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10:05 Emmerdale 13:00 Doctors 14:05 Find My Family UK 15:05 Rita Rocks 15:35 Blue Holes DOC 17:05 The Young and the Restless 18:00 Emmerdale 22:35 Hockey Night SPORT 22:50 Formula 1 SPORT 23:20 Hulk FILM Directed by Ang Lee. Laura, Paul and Shelley miss the night bus and have to spend the night at Becky and Steve's.
06:50 Children's Programming In Finnish. Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Poitier, Rose McGowan. Phil 22:00 Epic Movie FILM Fast paced comedy having a laugh at the expense on Hollywood's greatest hits in the spirit the Scary Movie series. 00:30 Ghost Adventures 01:30 The X Files
06:50 Children's programming In Finnish. 08:50 3rd Rock from the Sun 12:45 29... Clyde, Torrey DeVitto, Ben Easter. USA/2007.
08:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. Clyde, Torrey DeVitto, Ben Easter. What is Pamuk's Istanbul like. USA/2006.
Breakout Kings Sub 22:30 07:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. Directed by Alexander Payne. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. USA/2002. The team travels to Philadelphia to investigate beatings that have lead to death. In the documentary he shares his views on his beloved city of birth. 19:00 Daniel Deronda Part 3/4. Directed by Woody Allen. She has just finished interviewing a famous actor and is visiting a magician's (Woody Allen) show with a friend. USA/UK/2006. 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 American Idol 20:30 The Simpsons 22:30 Breakout Kings Out of the Mouths of Babes. American crime series on a federation sheriff tracking down escaped prisoners with the help of former fugitives. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Kathy Bates. Directed by Tony Scott. Others cannot help noticing this either, including Gwendolen's new husband. 01:45 72 Hours: True Crime (K16) 02:15 Unschuldig (K16) In German. 00:45 Frasier 01:15 Married... Starring: Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen. 17:30 My Wife and Kids 18:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen, Ian McShane. 08:50 Flying Doctors 11:10 Die Schwarzwaldklinik 12:00 Treks in a Wild World: Patagonia 16:15 Winzerkönig 17:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. 23:00 Scoop FILM Directed by Woody Allen. 21:30 About Schmidt FILM Dramatic comedy of a retired and widowed old man who upon steering his daughter's life notices he has lost his own. With Children 21:00 Criminal Minds (K16) The Bittersweet Science. Sondra begins to continue his research and pulls the magician into the mess as well. Germany/2008. 21:00 Women Without a Pause DOC Menopause affects every woman and it usually begins at approximately the age of 45. Starring: K.C. 19:00 Lost Kingdoms of Africa DOC Part 4/4: Benin. Starring: Christopher Lambert, Mario van Peebles, Deborah Unger. 08:55 Nigella Bites 09:30 A Baby Story 10:30 Makeover Wish 13:00 A Baby Story 14:00 Makeover Wish 14:30 Nigella Bites 15:05 Gary Unmarried 15:35 Everybody Hates Chris 16:05 Wipeout UK 17:10 Accidentally on Purpose 17:45 Dr. 03:15 Oz (K16) SEASON FINALE.
08:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. USA/2006.
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Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 2012 price now 2299 (norm. 00:05 4D: Supersize Teens: Can't Stop Eating American youths are eating themselves to an early grave. 03:05 Tough Love 04:50 Relic Hunter
06:30 How'd You Get So Rich. The ghost tells her that the tarot card serial killer terrorising London is the aristocrat Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman). The documentary follows two teen girls getting ready for weight loss surgery. 14:00 Wreckreation Nation 15:00 Top Chef 15:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 16:30 Marienhof In German. USA/2007. 20:30 Free Radio 22:05 Law & Order (K16) 23:15 Generation Kill (K16)
06:30 Blackadder Goes Forth 07:00 Airport 08:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. 22:00 Deja Vu (K16) FILM Denzel Washington plays the lead role of Agent Carling, who is investigating an explosion on a ferry that caused the deaths of more than 500 navy soldiers. Starring: K.C. 20:30 The Prankster 22:05 True Blood (K16) 23:05 Becky & Steve The Sleepover. 17:10 Wild at Heart 19:00 Kingdom Peter has to face icy judge Harding and the whole deal seems to be turning into a crisis in the family. Und Noch Jungfrau FILM In German. 08:55 Marienhof In German. 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 Will & Grace 19:00 Friends 19:30 American Idol 20:30 The Simpsons 22:30 C.S.I. Directed by Frank Darabont. 02:05 Sensing Murder
10:00 Wild at Heart 11:05 Yle News in English 12:35 Ladies of letters 17:10 Wild at Heart 19:00 As Time Goes By 22:00 Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown DOC During the Fukushima nuclear accident the lives of the Japanese were in the hands of a few brave men. There she is picked as a volunteer and a deceased journalist (Ian McShane) appears to her and gives her a scoop he was unable to publish before his death. Starring: David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Jimmy Taenaka, Osric Chau. Vic is a 29-yearold determined to lose her virginity. USA/2003. Directed by Holger Haase. France.
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12:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 Wipeout UK American Pickers Dragon's Den Pawn Stars Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00 Dragon's Den 19:30 South Park 21:00 JIM D History: Brad Meltzer's Decoded 22:05 Hockey SPORT 00:35 South Park 01:05 Fear Factory 02:05 JIM D: Ropes & Chains 03:00 Naked & Funny (K16) 03:30 Pawn Stars
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Woody Allen's comedy about an American journalism student, Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) who, during her trip to England, is given the scoop of a lifetime. 08:45 Flying Doctors 11:10 Die Schwarzwaldklinik 12:50 Exercise: Functional Working 15:25 Chick Fix 16:15 Winzerkönig 17:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. Lyle is trying to solve druids' and golfers' dilemma. Starring: Tom Hanks, Bonnie Hunt. The surgery makes overeating practically impossible, but is it right to do it to younger and younger children. USA/2007. 19:00 The King of Queens 19:30 3rd Rock from the Sun 21:00 The Green Mile (K16) FILM Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is a prison guard whomeets a new prisoner with supernatural talents. USA/2006. 14:00 Wreckreation Nation 15:00 Top Chef 15:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 16:30 Marienhof In German. 23:30Judas Priest
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10:05 Emmerdale 13:00 Doctors 14:00 Jamie's Food Revolution 15:05 Middle 17:05 The Young and the Restless 18:00 Emmerdale 21:00 House 23:05 Highlander 3 (K16) FILM Directed by Andy Morahan. 03:30 Relic Hunter
18:30 Design: Swatch Horloge DOC In French. Rossi encourages Hotch to begin dating again. 01:05 Death Proof (K18) FILM Directed by Quentin Tarantino. In the same river they find a young woman's body that appears to have something to do with the original investigation. Shepherding the drove to new pastures is also a part of a maturation ritual. Ethiopia grassland's nomadic people are getting ready for the drought by digging huge wells that easily cave in. 14:30 The King of Queens 15:00 Losing It With Jillian 15:55 Airport 16:30 America's Funniest Home Videos Two episodes. The druids claim that the golf course is built on an ancient place of worship while the golfers claim they're way off course.
Death Proof Nelonen 01:05 07:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. 08:55 Nigella Bites 09:30 A Baby Story 10:30 Makeover Wish 13:00 A Baby Story 14:00 Makeover Wish 14:30 Nigella Bites 15:05 How to Look Good Naked Canada 16:05 Wipeout UK 17:10 Married... Based on Stephen King's book. USA/ Canada/1995. Germany/2007. 23:00 Tough Love Miami 00:00 Kung Fu Killer 2 (K16) FILM Directed by Philip Spink. With Children 01:45 Castle 02:45 Lock `n' Load SERIES BEGINS. Starring: Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg. USA/2006. 19:00 The King of Queens 19:30 3rd Rock from the Sun 20:30 Blackadder Goes Forth 21:00 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (K16) FILM Directed by Sylvain White. 2999)
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Wild at Heart Yle News in English Ladies of letters Human Planet DOC Part 6/8, Grasslands. Chambers, Darrell Hammond, Kal Penn, Fred Willard, Carmen Electra. Ever younger children have to deal with pressure on how they should look and at the same time they are offered junk food everywhere. Pieces don't yet fit together, so Carlin has to resort to a new and highly-classified method in order to solve the mystery. 08:55 Marienhof In German. They managed to stop the power plant from being destroyed completely. USA/1999. Starring: Anna Kubin, Oliver Bootz. 17:30 My Wife and Kids 18:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. What happens in the women's bodies during that time and how is menopause seen in different cultures around the world. 17:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. Now these men tell about their work and show pictures of the power plant on fire. 17:00 Sturm der Liebe In German
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12:00 Friends Four episodes. Directed by Chris Rock. 01:45 Call Me Fitz
07:00 Airport 08:05 That 70's Show Two episodes. In early 1980s on a remote hill in Georgia rose a mysterious rock construction. Directed by Peter Segal. 12:20 Problemat s komarite i drugi istorii DOC Documentary on the causes of communism. 18:40 Opera: Netrebko, Kaufmann, Schrott Luxurious night of opera stars in Waldbuhn in the summer of 2011. 09:00 3rd Rock from the Sun 12:30 X-Weighted: Families 13:25 Packed to the Rafters 14:20 Cupcake Girls 14:50 The OCD Project 15:45 Psychic Challenge International 17:15 In God's Country FILM Judith Joseph runs from a polygamous cult with her children. 12:05 Getting On 12:35 Inside Human Body DOC Part 2/4. 23:05 Hawaii 5-0 00:05 Planet Terror (K18) FILM Robert Rodriguez's film about a Texan town which is transformed when a biological weapon, Project Terror, spreads. 00:40 Face to Face 01:40 Supernatural
14:40 Will & Grace Four episodes. USA/2006. 11:30 Never Cry Wolf FILM Directed by Carroll Ballard. It was an Oscar nominee in eight categories, out of which the film won four. 14:00 Two and a Half Men Three episodes. 14:00 Gilmore Girls 15:10 Titanic & Me DOC What kind of stories the ship's builders, people who were on board, and the families of these people told to their near and dear. The film tells the story of a unique summer during which Vada gets her first kiss, as well as her first crush. Soprano Anna Netrebko was joined by tenor Jonas Kaufmann and baritone Erwin Schrott (Netrebko's husband). USA/2003. Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Wolf Kahler, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies. Food Butte. 23:15 Badass! (K18) 23:45 Naked Secrets (K18) 01:25 Navy NCIS
09:35 Dinner Impossible 11:00 World's Toughest Fixes 12:00 JIM D History: Ancient Discoveries 13:00 To Build Or Not to Build 15:00 Shark Tank 16:00 Bondi Rescue 16:30 New York City Food 18:00 Weird or What. USA/2008. USA/1981. Starring: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Bruce Willis. 18:00 Extreme Fishing 19:00 Man vs. 17:00 Parenthood 18:00 Formula 1 SPORT 21:00 Revenge 22:35 Rubicon SERIES FINALE. 23:35 Without a Trace 00:35 Formula 1: SPORT
08:05 Human Planet DOC Part 6/8. Sweden/2007. Denmark/2008.
08:35 Fifth Gear 10:05 New York City Food 10:35 Dinner Impossible 11:30 American Chopper 13:00 JIM D Biography: David Letterman Not known for his tact, the joker has been the star host in popular late-night talk shows ever since the 1980s. If the mission wasn't hard enough as it is, the Nazis are also after the Ark. USA/2007. Even though it is based on the original classic it has been adapted to the present time by André Engel and Michel Piccoli. Directed by Howard Zieff. Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy. 15:30 World Palooza 16:00 One Tree Hill 17:00 Big Bang Theory 17:30 2 Broke Girls 19:00 Jamie's Dream School 19:55 Mythbusters 21:00 Holiday FILM Two women switch places for a holiday and begin to question the choices they have made in life. He is the best friend to 11-year-old Vada (Anna Chlumsky). Starring: Robert Downey Jr. Toda una vida. Adam is in the miner city of Butte, Montana. 11:10 Une Famille Formidable In French. It includes the modern day 10 commandments. Starring: Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson. Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Wolf Kahler, Paul Freeman, John RhysDavies. Marco Armiliato leads Prague's Philharmonics. 11:20 Grand Designs 13:30 Formula 1 SPORT 14:05 Head of State FILM Political comedy about a dark horse in the presidential race. All this is part of a journey to pursue the mysterious Lost Ark - or the Ark of the Covenant. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet. 17:10 Un Village Français 18:00 Bronenosets Potyomkin FILM USSR/1925. J. 20:00 To Build Or Not to Build Danish dream. Directed by David Cass, Sr. Directed by John L'Ecuyer. USA/1998. This theatre play was shown in Paris' Théâtre de l'Odeon-Atelier Berthier and directed for TV by Don Kent. Top ice skaters and musicians join their forces to promote girls wellbeing in developing countries. Directed by Andrei Paunov. USA/1990. 20:00 Navy NCIS 21:00 54 (K16) FILM Drama on the legendary Studio 54 disco in New York which rose to be the symbol of its time. Starring: David Carradine. He lives humbly, pays his taxes happily and in 2006 he gave two thirds of his estate to charity. 14:00 Shark Tank 15:00 American Pickers 16:00 World's Toughest Fixes 17:00 JIM D History: Brad Meltzer's Decoded Georgia Stoneguides. Starring: Lesley Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O. USA/1990. Directed by Mark Christopher. USA/1981.
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Nelonen 21:00. Starring: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness. 21:00 JIM D Biography: Warren Buffett One of the World's Wealthiest Men Warren Buffett has managed to become a billionaire with investments. The story is situated between the two wars and King Lear's (Michel Piccoli) kingdom is the Lear Enterprises. 23:35 Big Love 00:45 Blue Bloods 01:45 Desperate Housewives
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09:15 Airport 09:50 The King of Queens 13:20 Gentle Ben: Terror on the Mountain FILM 12-year-old Mark and black bear Ben's adventures. Two women, both named Solage, experience love in Chile in 2007. 14:00 Gilmore Girls 16:00 Rosemary & Thyme 18:45 Swamp Lions DOC Usually lions steer clear of water, but in Zambia a group of young female lions have to search for food in the wetlands of Busanga plains. 13:40 Lucerne Festival Orchestra: Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 22:05 Once Upon a Time in the West (K16) FILM Directed by Sergio Leone. 21:00 Irene Huss: Glasdjävulen (K16) FILM In Swedish. Canada/2007. 18:00 Formula 1 SPORT 19:20 Formula 1: Extra SPORT 19:30 Plan Icegala Because I'm a Girl In Finnish. USA/1991. 11:40 DogTown 12:45 The Zoo 15:15 Good Luck Charlie! 15:40 My Girl FILM Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin is seen in this warm, spirited and touching drama. Directed by Nancy Meyers. 22:50 Breakout Kings 23:50 Cops with Cameras 00:50 Sensing Murder 01:45 Daisy of Love
11:05 Cuéntame cómo pasó In Spanish. Directed by: Don Kent. France/2007. Directed by Tine Katinka Jensen. Starring: Macaulay Culkin. Starring: Neve Campell. Irene Huss is put on a case which seems to involve devil worship. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. 19:40 Midsomerin murhat 22:00 The Big C (K16) 22:30 Place of Execution Part 1/3.
My Girl Nelonen 15:40 07:45 Children's Programming In Finnish. 21:00 Terra Nova 22:35 Miami Vice (K16) FILM A film version of the 80s cult series. Confusion starts when her father Harry has a new girlfriend. Starring: Michel Piccoli, JeanPaul Farré, Jean-Claude Jay.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The legendary action-packed Indiana Jones series is kicked into action with this first film. 3 16:15 Jimmy's Global Harvest DOC Part 1/4. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Directed by Alexander Moberg. Italy/1968. It took them over a decade before they could muster the courage to do the adaptation because the original is so highly regarded. 15:25 Mobbed 16:50 Breaking the Magician's Code 17:50 Air America FILM Young pilot Billy joins Air America airline in Laos during the Vietnam War and soon notices he's a part of a CIA cover up operation. Starring: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx. USA/2007.
08:05 Swamp Lions DOC 11:15 Une Famille Formidable In French. 16:05 Women Without a Pause DOC 17:50 Daniel Deronda Part 3/4. USA/1983. 18:10 Globe Trekker: Lonely Planet's Spain 21:00 Pan Am 22:05 Him & Her 22:35 Yle Live: Adele - Live at Albert Hall
07:45 Children's Programming In Finnish. Peter and Anne have a crush on Danish architecture and decide to follow the Danish example when building their home. Starring: Dennis Quaid, Edgar Ramirez. 14:55 Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge: Togo & Benin 15:50 Treks in a Wild World: Gabon 16:45 EURO2012: Football SPORT 17:45 MotorSport SPORT 20:50 Stolberg In German. Directed by Pete Travis. 14:45 Everybody Hates Chris 15:15 Accidentally on Purpose 15:45 Life Unexpected 21:00 Raiders of the Lost Ark FILM Directed by Steven Spielberg. 17:15 American Idol Two episodes. 01:15 Law & Order: Los Angeles 02:15 Formula 1 SPORT
07:45 Children's Programming In Finnish. 13:35 Little Mosque on the Prairie Four episodes. 21:00 The Fall of the Roman Empire FILM Directed by Anthony Mann. Even though it may seem a little odd the tragedy is working beautifully and even the king's final madness is portrayed magnificently. USA/1994. Starring: Anan Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur. 21:00 Eames: The Architect and the Painter DOC 22:25 Solange on love DOC Documentary on love and life. 19:00 Mobbed 21:00 Vantage Point FILM The president of USA Henry Ashton attends a meeting and gets shot. Directed by Steven Spielberg. USA/2003. Directed by Michael Mann. 16:05 Rosemary & Thyme 21:55 Zen
Head of State MTV3 14:05 08:15 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 10:40 DogTown 12:45 Frasier Four episodes. Shakespeare's King Lear. Starring: Angela Kovács, Lars Brandeby, Reuben Sallmander. 17:45 Believe or Not 21:00 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult FILM Naked gun trilogy's final part in which already onceretired officer Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) continues hunting down criminals. But what if a child has only a mother or two fathers. 10:55 Football SPORT 11:25 UEFA Europe League Highlights SPORT 12:45 Formula 1 SPORT 15:40 Home Alone FILM Directed by Chris Columbus. USA/2006. 19:10 A Family is a Family is a Family DOC A father, a mother and kids make a family. 22:05 American Chopper 23:05 Cowboy Builders 00:05 Crocodile Hunter 00:35 JIM D Crime: Beyond Scared Straight (K16)
10:20 Le Roi Lear FILM In French. Who built the monument and what was it made for. Starring: Kelly Rowan. Starring: Chris Rock. 23:00 Navy NCIS 00:00 Kung Fu Killer 2 (K16) FILM Directed by Philip Spink. 20
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07:45 Children's Programming In Finnish. Set in 1936 the story carries the adventurerarchaeologist professor Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) from one part of the world to the next solving mysteries that are ever more quizzical and equally dangerous. Simpson. 21:00 JIM D: Ancient Aliens 22:05 Hockey SPORT 01:05 Penn & Teller (K16) 01:40 Unusual Suspects (K16) 02:40 Destination Truth 03:35 Naked & Funny (K16) Two episodes.
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Le Roi Lear King Lear
King Lear is one of Shakespeare's best-known tragedies. Starring: Dean Cain. 20:30 Design: Téléphone en Bakélite DOC In French. Directed by Don Kent adapted to the present time by André Engelin and Michel Piccoli. George Lucas also took part in writing the story along with Steven Spielberg
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10:05 Emmerdale 13:00 Doctors 14:35 Bleep My Dad Says 17:05 The Young and the Restless 18:00 Emmerdale 21:00 C.S.I. 14:00 Wreckreation Nation 15:00 Top Chef 15:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 16:30 Marienhof In German. Naturally all three of his remaining kids followed him into law enforcement of one kind or another. sometime between half past midnight and one in the morning on Sunday night. The lumberjacks return to the forests of USA and accidents almost take place on the first day out. It's not so good if you look like John Travolta in Battlefield Earth. The girls are learning what it's like to be a T V host with the Insidershow's host Lara Spencer and comedian Anti. New York (K16) 00:20 Britain's Youngest Grannies DOC 01:25 World Palooza
Anger Management T V5 21:00 07:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. 22:00 Hockey SPORT 00:00 South Park 00:30 Fear Factory 01:30 JIM D Biography: Warren Buffett One of the World's Wealthiest Men 02:30 Naked & Funny (K16) 03:00 Pawn Stars
12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 Wipeout UK Crocodile Hunter Iron Chef UK Dragon's Den Pawn Stars Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00 Dragon's Den 19:30 South Park 21:00 JIM D: Axe men Sharpen Your Axes. Sophie believes someone is persecuting her, while Bec and Doug decide to go open with their relationship. Directed by Anne Andreu. There's also an underlying plot involving the dead brother being involved in some secret society of police something opr other. The New York Times opened their editorial office to cameras and shows how one of the world's most influential newspapers is produced.
08:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. Donnie Wahlberg plays Danny, a detective who doesn't do things by the book but gets results. With Children 21:00 Navy NCIS Secret Heroes. French cinema huge, but mysterious star reminisces over her over half a century long film career. Cambia, toda cambia. Of course, over the years many famous figures have sported facial fluff. 23:55 Numb3rs (K16) Poison. 18:00 How I Met Your Mother SEASON FINALE. Selleck plays Frank Reagan, a man possessed of enough stereotypes in one show to keep the average actor going for their entire career.
Tom Selleck sports a moustache that strikes fear into the hearts of criminals.. 17:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. USA/2009. Historian Niall Ferguson is pondering the effect colonies and new inventions had on the West's winning streak.
06:30 Around the World for Free 07:50 My Strange Addiction 13:10 The OCD Project 14:00 Big Spender 14:30 Cupcake Girls 15:00 Relic Hunter 15:55 Airport 16:30 America's Funniest Home Videos 17:30 My Wife and Kids 18:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. 08:49 Flying Doctors 11:10 Die Schwarzwaldklinik In German. (the best T V cop show ever, by the way). Rydell turns out to be a lunatic and his methods are dubious at best. After a while each episode plays out in pretty much the same way: Some horrible crime is committed. 22:00 4D: William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage A look into the lives of William and Kate, the duke and duchess of Cambridge's lives for a half a year after the huge wedding. Facial hair can transform an ordinary Joe into a force to be reckoned with. The Dogons, who mainly live off of millet, eat a sacred fish meal once a year. Directed by Will Gluck. Shelby `Swampman' Stanga is a new face who dives valuable snags from the bottom of Louisiana swamps. Directed by Doug Liman. Their new skills are tests in a CoverGirl commercial shoot. 17:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. With Children 20:00 America's Next Top Model Interview. 15:25 Two and a Half Men 17:05 The Young and the Restless 18:00 Emmerdale In English. 08:55 Nigella Bites 09:30 A Baby Story 10:30 Makeover Wish 13:00 A Baby Story 14:00 Makeover Wish 14:30 Nigella Bites 15:05 How to Look Good Naked Canada 16:05 Wipeout UK 17:10 Married... 17:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. 22:00 Rude Tube (K16) 23:05 South Park 23:35 Fear Factory 00:30 JIM D Crime: Cold case Files: Leslee Larson (K16) 01:30 Naked & Funny (K16)
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Nick Barlow firstname.lastname@example.org. 18:00 Catherine Deneuve DOC In French. USA/2003. 12:55 Animal Hospital 16:15 Winzerkönig In German. Rivers. 20:30 My Family 21:35 Football Champions' League SPORT 23:50 EURO2012: Football SPORT 00:20 Football Champions' League SPORT
06:30 Little Britain 07:00 Airport 08:00 That 70's Show 08:50 3rd Rock from the Sun 09:40 My Strange Addiction 13:10 X-Weighted: Families 14:05 Big Spender 14:30 The King of Queens 15:00 Relic Hunter 15:55 Airport 16:30 America's Funniest Home Videos 17:30 My Wife and Kids 18:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. 21:30 Page One: Inside the New York Times DOC Can a newspaper survive in the riptide of internet and social media. 22:00 Carlos (K16) Part 4/6. 16:15 Winzerkönig In German. 19:00 The King of Queens 19:30 3rd Rock from the Sun 20:30 Little Britain 21:00 Anger Management FILM David Buznik is driven over the following incidents lead him to anger management therapy. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler. Not only that but Frank's dad is the ex-police commissioner. What are the brains of a newborn like and what makes teenagers so eager to take risks. Regardless, their sister has to bail them out while gramps sits in his rocking chair doling out sage, patronising advice. 21:00 Mildred Pierce Part 2/5. 00:45 Badass! (K18) 02:35 Relic Hunter
17:00 Jimmy's Global Harvest DOC Part 2/4. 21:00 U2 - 360 Degrees in Los Angeles An hour-long concert compilation from Los Angeles' Rose Bowl stadium in September in 2009 during the super band's world tour which even reached Finland. Meanwhile Franky boy himself is engaged in walking a delicate tightrope between supporting his family and making sure justice is done. 14:00 Wreckreation Nation In German. Western countries have held the leading role in the world, but the roles might be reversing. I haven't quite got to grips with that one yet, and whether or not I ever will do depends on two things: 1) can I stay awake long enough on Sunday nights, and 2) how irresistible is Tom Selleck's moustache?
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I reckon that one of the best ways to become an iconic T V or movie star is to grow an impressive moustache. Meredith and Derek want to have some privacy, Arizona fears she might be taken camping and Mark wants to go on a date with Julia, but where can he get a babysitter?
08:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. Starring: Dennis Quaid, Edgar Ramirez. 08:55 Marienhof In German. New York (K16)
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10:05 Emmerdale 13:00 Doctors 13:55 Plan Icegala Because I'm a Girl In Finnish. DOC Part 1/6. Competition. Danny's younger brother Jamie is a fresh-faced new recruit straight out of cop college, and their sister is Erin, an assistant district attorney. 08:50 Flying Doctors 09:40 Globe Trekker: Gulf of Persia 11:05 Die Schwarzwaldklinik In German. Most of the world's population lives on the banks of the great rivers. With Children 00:45 Ghost Whisperer 01:45 Rome (K16) SERIES RETURNS. 23:15 Frasier 23:45 Married... 23:20 C.S.I. 22:35 C.S.I. 23:35 Lie to Me 00:35 30 Rock
Wild at Heart Yle News in English Ladies of letters Wild at Heart Inside Human Body DOC Part 3/4. 15:00 Top Chef 15:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 16:30 Marienhof In German. The case leads the investigators into the world of masked heroes. 18:00 World Palooza 18:30 Will & Grace 19:00 Friends 19:30 Two and a Half Men 20:00 New Girl 20:30 The Simpsons 21:00 Bourne Identity (K16) FILM Based on Robert Ludlum's novel. Vorenus is bewildered by his wife's death and he curses his whole family with grave consequences.
Wild at Heart Yle News in English Doctors Wild at Heart Human Planet DOC Part 7/8. Passover. 08:55 Marienhof In German. 19:00 The King of Queens 19:30 3rd Rock from the Sun 20:30 Little Britain 21:00 Fired Up! FILM Their school's worst players, Nick and Shawn, decide to make their way to the cheerleaders summer camp. 23:15 Frasier 23:45 Married... Upon examining the origin of the poisoned medicine the brothers Eppes get a hunch of a complicated plot. The writer knows the art of channel surfing.
He's an Irish-American Vietnam vet, ex-US Marine, and widowed father of four kids, one of whom died in the line of duty as NYPD beat cop. Terrorist organisations' don't see eye to eye and Carlos changes his mind at the last minute. Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper. The development of human's brain capacity goes on for 20 years. Either Danny gets involved and beats up some punks to get crucial evidence or Jamie learns a valuable lesson in policing. 19:00 Un Village Français In French. The group's leader Dr. 19:50 Eames: The Architect and the Painter DOC 21:15 Civilization Is the West History. From now on, he'd kill and fight for the one who pays the most.
13:00 Crocodile Hunter 14:00 Dinner Impossible 15:00 To Build Or Not to Build 16:00 Extreme Fishing 17:00 Man vs. A Commodore shot in a flower shop turns out to be a superhero. With Children 00:15 MotoGP SPORT 01:15 Grey's Anatomy Love is enough. In short it's the kind of family that anyone with any sense of decency would steer well clear of I reckon. The problem with celebrity moustaches is that if you sport one, everyone thinks you want to be like that person. The boys' plan is to woo as many girls as possible, but to Nicks disappointment Shawn falls in love with the icy team captain. Starring: Philip Baker Hall, Nicholas D'Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims. The highlights of their first visits to Canada and USA are included, as are the ponderings on the newlyweds by friends and insiders of the court. The task is to interview the 90210 star Jessica Lowndes. In China more farmland is made by changing the course of rivers. As I mentioned, the show is alright, if not exactly the best thing since, well, Magnum P.I. Someone breaks into Frances' office and the surprises don't end there. 18:30 Will & Grace 19:00 Friends 19:30 Two and a Half Men 20:00 Big Bang Theory 20:30 The Simpsons 22:30 Numb3rs 23:30 Supernatural 00:55 C.S.I. 02:40 Flashpoint (K16) SEASON BEGINS.
19:00 Cuéntame Cómo Pasó In Spanish. Caesar has been assassinated and the whole of Rome is holding its breath waiting for the inevitable. 08:55 Nigella Bites 09:30 A Baby Story 10:30 Makeover Wish 13:00 A Baby Story 14:00 Makeover Wish 14:30 Nigella Bites 15:05 How to Look Good Naked Canada 16:05 Life Unexpected 17:10 Married... The development of brains. 17:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. 23:05 5D: Penis Envy (K16) UK/2009. In the last 20 years his growth has increased in size to have the appearance of a massive hairy slug hibernating underneath his nostrils, and now he's the New York Police Commissioner in Blue Bloods, showing on Nelonen at their customary time for half-decent shows i.e. Resourceful Mildred begins to sell her excellent pies at the cafeteria and makes enough money to open her own restaurant. Directed by Peter Segal. France/2010. This is great if you look like ice-cold killer Charles Bronson in Death Wish. USA/2008. 23:00 Inside Human Body DOC Part 3/4.
4D: William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage Nelonen 22:00 07:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. USA/ Germany/2002. Hercule Poirot once said, "my moustache is so powerful, it can see things with this spyglass that you can only dream about." A moustache worn by Charlie Chaplin once fetched £17,925 at auction. Hitman Jason Bourne has lost his memory and wakes up in the middle of an international crime league. 22:50 True Blood (K16)
06:50 Children's Programming In Finnish. Valentine's Day is full of waiting and plans. It is good, however, if you look like Tom Selleck, who already had an imposing upper lip in the eighties as Magnum P.I. Food: Butte 18:00 Dragon's Den 19:30 South Park 20:00 Crocodile Hunter 21:00 JIM D Crime: Cold Case Files: Leslee Larson (K16) When one man faces two grave losses in similar circumstances, his near and dear, and the police, get suspicious. In California the police are investigating the rape and murder of a teenage girl. Marcus Antonius is hungry for revenge but Caesar's passover changes his plans. 21:00 Desperate Housewives 22:00 Sex and the City Two episodes. 21:00 Chick Fix 22:05 Winners & Losers Dialing Up the Crazy
Popular Mechanics magazine has listed 101 gadgets that have changed the world. 17:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. Brennan and Booth have to get to know not only Chinese part of town, but also the Facebook behaviour of rich girls. With Children
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1) How many years is Helsinki celebrating as the capital city of Finland this year. 08:55 Nigella Bites 09:30 A Baby Story 10:30 Makeover Wish 13:00 A Baby Story 14:00 Makeover Wish 14:30 Nigella Bites 15:05 How to Look Good Naked Canada 16:05 Wipeout UK 17:10 Married... Will Rosset become Ruskin's new protégé. While Hunt is on a trip to the Holy Land, Fred is assigned with the honour duty of taking care of Annie. A) A bottle of vodka B) A hammer and sickle C) A red star 3) Michael Bublé, who plays in Helsinki tomorrow evening, has won how many Grammy awards. 00:30 The X Files 01:25 Numb3rs
06:50 Children's Programming In Finnish. Big Hoss on the other hand is looking into buying a manly red Harley Davidson with pink flames on its sides. 23:30 Cops with Cameras SERIES FINALE. 23:15 Frasier 23:45 Married... 16:15 Winzerkönig In German. 04:10 Relic Hunter
21:00 Rick Stein's Taste of Italian Opera DOC What kind of a connection do 19th century opera have with good food. Millais has gotten married, but is just the mere thought of settling down too much for him. Will she make the most of it. Starring: Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. With Children 21:00 Grey's Anatomy Look at me. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei. USA/2003. 19:55 Getting On 22:00 Desperate Romantics Part 4/6. 08:49 Flying Doctors 11:10 Die Schwarzwaldklinik In German. Callie promises to teach her famous learning tactics to Meredith if she makes the right choices with the treatment of a patient who has stuck their hand in a meat grinder. A Flight to Berlin gives Maggie the chance of her life to meet the president of USA. A) 200 B) 150 C) 250 2) A parliamentary secretary of the Finns Party last week suggested armbands to identify immigrants. 14:00 Wreckreation Nation 15:00 Top Chef 15:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 16:30 Marienhof In German. 22:05 Hockey SPORT 00:05 Gene Simmons Family Jewels 00:35 South Park 01:05 Fear Factory 02:05 JIM D: Ax Men 03:00 Naked & Funny (K16) 03:30 Pawn Stars
06:30 Little Britain 07:00 Airport 08:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. 01:20 Men Behaving Badly 02:00 Navy NCIS 02:50 5D: Penis Envy (K16) UK/2009. What symbol did she suggest for Russian citizens. 22
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12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 Wipeout UK Crocodile Hunter Extreme Fishing Dragon's Den Pawn Stars Rick is being offered an antique navy telescope from the WWII but he'd like to first find out from which ship it has been on. 22:00 80 egunean FILM Two Basque women meet by chance and are reminded of their deep friendship from 50 years ago. 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 Will & Grace 19:00 Friends 19:30 Two and a Half Men 20:00 2 Broke Girls 20:30 The Simpsons 22:30 Bones A Chinese girl's body is found in a rich girl's shower and she herself is nowhere to be found. 08:55 Marienhof In German. 08:50 3rd Rock from the Sun 09:40 How'd You Get So Rich. Directed by José María Goenaga & Jon Garano. New York (K16) 23:05 The Apprentice 00:55 30 Rock
Wild at Heart Yle News in English Doctors Swamp Lions DOC The Indian Doctor Part 1/10: The Arrival. 21:00 C.S.I. Christina and Owen try to solve their disagreements by seeking professional help and go see a therapist. 23:00 Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown DOC
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08:00 Sturm der Liebe In German. Jackson, Diane Lane. 20:30 Outnumbered 22:40 Pan Am A Visitor in Berlin. 17:00 Children's Programming In Finnish. 13:10 Packed to the Rafters 14:00 Big Spender 14:30 The King of Queens 15:00 Relic Hunter 15:55 Airport 16:30 America's Funniest Home Videos 17:30 My Wife and Kids 18:00 That 70's Show Two episodes. A) An opera B) A comedy movie C) A TV series 5) The Finnish language is a member of which language group. In the first part of the program the first half of the list is under scrutiny, with items such as Nintendo, Game Boy and the DVD-player. In 1960s a young doctor from Delhi answers the call from Britain and moves there with high hopes. Alex on the other hand turns to the apprentices when seeking for help with his studies. A) Indo-European B) Finno-Ugric C) Paleo-Siberian
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different web-based newspapers.. USA/2008. A) One B) Five C) Three 4) Sofi Oksanen's novel Purge has been adapted as which of the following... He is situated in Wales in the middle of a small mining community. 19:00 The King of Queens 19:30 3rd Rock from the Sun 21:00 Jumper FILM Directed by: Doug Liman. 16:30 MotoGP SPORT 17:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00 Dragon's Den Canada 19:30 South Park 20:00 Bullrun 21:00 JIM D: Modern Marvels: 101 Gadgets That Changed the World Part 1/2
We realised how reserved and relaxed the Finns are, which we think is a great quality. Our most memorable time spent here was being outside interviewing the public for our work experience. Health centres around the country are open MonFri 8-16. The currency exchange counter at the harbour in Katajanokka, Helsinki is open every day (Mon-Sat 10-11:30, 1617:30 and 19:30-21:15, Sun 10-11:30, 16-17:30 and 6:30-8). HELSINKI TIMES
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Banks and Bureaux de Change. Internet. One of the buildings that stood out most to us was the railway station, inside and outside. En route to our hotel we took in some of the attractive buildings on the way, which to our surprise were soaring towards the clouds in comparison to Dublin. We felt like we fit in whilst on our journey as it's so welcoming here. This type of sport is not popular in Ireland so we found it really enjoyable, and plan to see another game in the future. We welcome You to experience the beneficial effects of our treatments on your health and well-being and to breathe new life into the spring together!
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Market halls. Helsinki Times has a special Working Life-themed section. Medical services. We jumped out of bed into hot showers then layered up into our snug clothes and enjoyed the crystals of snow that fell from the sky. Restaurants in the Helsinki area can be found from the internet service www.eat.fi, which provides information on restaurants, their menus, opening hours and some user rating etc. Banks are usually open Mon-Fri 9:15-16:15 except for the bank at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, which is open 6-22 daily. We loved hearing their feed-
back on our topical questions because it gave us confidence and the courage we needed to interview more people. Grocery stores. Our days were far from boring; they were filled with excitement and adventure. We got a chance to experience an ice hockey game for the first time. Café Aalto, 2nd floor, Akateeminen kirjakauppa, Pohjoisesplanadi 39; Telecenter, Vuorikatu 8; Netcup, Aleksanterinkatu 52; mbar, located in the Lasipalatsi complex, Mannerheimintie 22-24. See www.forex.fi for more information. We were refreshed by this frosty air and ready for the rest of our journey. From our experience on this trip we realised that all the Finns we have spoken with are genuine, helpful and honest people. At these public terminals internet use is usually free of charge. The food was delicious and generously portioned which reminded us of home. Not only did we get the opportunity to mix with new people, and take in all the glorious scenery, we did more! We were overwhelmed to find an ice-skating rink nearby. We were amazed to see how the children were experts on the ice and embarrassed because we were most definitely far from it! It brought back childhood memories, which was another reason why we loved the adventure so much. In the evenings and at weekends adults in need of urgent medical treatment in Helsinki should go to emergency health centres at Haartman hospital (Haartmaninkatu 4) or Maria hospital (Lapinlahdenkatu 16).
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through the airport exhausted from our early flights from Dublin to Helsinki, we passed the automatic doors, and suddenly our tiredness was replaced by the fierce cold that pierced our cheeks and made us lively again. The atmosphere was amazing even though we didn't understand the rules of the game at the beginning.
Halfway through, we were cheering for our team to lead us to victory, and in the end they did us proud. We have gained so much confidence and we'll miss Finland. During our journey, people glared at us because of our energetic and excited moods so early in the morning. Read about the status of English as a working language in Finland and about how to make a video CV. There is no wonder that Helsinki has been crowned World Design Capital 2012! The glacial lakes and awe-inspiring surroundings were eye catching. Both are open Mon-Fri 8-18 and Sat 8-16 but are closed on Sundays. See www.posti.fi Emergency Numbers. Grocery stores in the Helsinki Central Railway Station tunnel are open Mon-Sat 7-22 and Sun 10-22. Helsinki's General Post Office is also open at the weekend 10-18. We only spent two weeks here and felt we adapted quickly to the new surroundings. Wanha Kauppahalli ("Old Market Hall") at the Market Square and Hakaniemen Kauppahalli ("Hakaniemi Market Hall") are the most popular. F or non-urgent ambulance services, dial 09 394 600, and non-urgent police matters, dial 09 1891.
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Monday morning we were awakened by the noise of rain trickling down our window, which quickly turned to snow. In a number of Finnish towns public internet posts are quite rare due to extensive per-person internet use at home. Also, in the next My Neighbourhood installment check out what kind of a place Suomenlinna is.
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Next week... Most grocery stores are open Mon-Fri 7-21, Sat 7-18 and Sun 12-21. On the tram to work we noticed a slight difference between some of the passengers and ourselves. Dial 112. Most hotels as well as the Helsinki Tourist Office and Helsinki's General Post Office have a computer terminal. Restaurants. We mixed with a lot of different people from various nationalities, especially the Finns. What ge, Housing and Langua nd us feedback so emed pages. Post Offices. Health advice and information call centre (if you are unsure of what to do) 09 100 23. Post offices are usually open Mon-Fri 10-18