Showing posts with tag: Attractions

EU Lets Finland Run State Gambling Monopoly, For Now

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 22 November 2013. The European Commission has decided that it will not take action as regards the legality of Finland’s gambling monopoly for now, informed the Finnish Ministry. Gaming in Finland is organized as a national monopoly, and the gaming market is divided between three organizations. RAY, The Slot Machine Association operates the […]

Finland Pushes for Common Regulations EU-Wide

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 16 November 2013. Yesterday, Prime Minister Katainen discussed the issue with Commission President José Manuel Barroso in Brussels. At the same time, senior officials from the European Commission visited Helsinki to hear the opinions of the Finnish Parliament, ministries and interest groups on EU regulation. “We need regulation at EU level, for example, […]

Military Explosives Found in Koli National Park, North Karelia

(FINNBAY) – Joensuu, 13 November 2013. North Karelian police found various military explosives in Koli National Park yesterday. Koli National Park (Kolin kansallispuisto in Finnish) is a national park in the municipalities of Joensuu, Lieksa and Kontiolahti in the North Kareliaregion of Finland. It covers 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi) in the forested hills on the western shore of lake Pielinen. The park was established in 1991. […]

Guggenheim’s New Proposal Sparks Wide Debate in Finland

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 5 October 2013. At the invitation of Arts Promotion Center and Helsinki City, Guggenheim Foundation and art policymakers in Finland convened on last Tuesday 1 October at the Arts promotion Center to discuss the new proposal for Helsinki Guggenheim. The debate gathered many Finnish artists and media representatives around a broad discussion […]

Renaissance Exhibition Opening in Paris

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Paris, September 24 – Sculptures, paintings, and other works gathered from around the world are included in an exhibit celebrating the Renaissance at Paris’s famed Louvre. As many as 140 works are included in the exhibition “The Springtime of the Renaissance” that opens on Thursday and continues until January 6, 2014. The exhibit […]

Finland Donates a Hawk Jet Trainer to the Estonian Aviation Museum

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 23 September 2013. Finnish Ministry of Defense said, Finland donated to the Estonian Aviation Museum a Hawk Mk 51 jet trainer which was decommissioned from the Finnish Air Force. The Estonian museum has received donations from Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and Ukraine in the past as well. The Hawk 51 aircraft which will […]

4mln Restoration of Louvre’s Nike of Samothrace Starts

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – PARIS – Major restoration work of the Nike of Samothrace at the Louve Museum is about to kick off. The celebrated winged sculpture dominates the monumental stairs built on a project by Hector Lefuel between the Galerie d’Apollon and the Salon Carre’, one of the most visited at the Parisian museum together with […]

US Crime Writer Elmore Leonard dies

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, August 20 – Acclaimed US crime writer Elmore Leonard, author of 45 novels including Hombre, Mr Majestyk, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Rum Punch and Killshot, all turned into films, died Tuesday at 87 after a stroke three weeks ago. His short story 3:10 To Yuma also became a film. The New […]

Retail Sales Decreased in June by 5% Compared to Last Year

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 16 August 2013. According to Statistics Finland, retail sales decreased by 1,3 percent in June in relation to last year. Sales in grocery stores were increased by 0,3 percent but in department stores decreased by 0,6 percent. Wholesales decreased by 5,2 percent, whereas car sales dropped by 13,9 percent in relation to last […]

57-Year-Old Paimio Local Found Drowned in Lake

(FINNBAY) – Nokia, 6 August 2013. On Sunday afternoon around 13:20, a 57 years-old man from Paimio was found drowned at Viinikanniemi camping beach in Nokia. The man had a female friend with him on the camping site. According to her, the man left the beach and did not return to the caravan after a while. His clothes […]

Finnish Actors Plan to Fulfill a 110 Year-Old Dream in Canada

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 31 July 2013. A theatre group from a tiny town called Masala will make a journey to Sointula, BC (Canada) to give a special performance in reference to a Finnish utopia from around 110 years ago. In 1901, a socialist named Matti Kurikka sparked an idea to build a socialist town. He led […]

Number in Successful Hunts Declined in Finland in 2012

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 30 July 2013. The number of hunters in recent years has been on the rise, but in 2012, both deer -and small game hunting dropped. In addition, more hunters were left with no catch. Last year, the game management fee was paid by more than 308 000 hunters. Two-thirds of these went […]

New Law and Quality Recommendation Should Improve Senior Caretaking

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 27 July 2013. A senior physician in an Institute for Health and Well-being, Matti Mäkelä, believes that the service law for elderly people and a recent quality recommendation will encourage senior work in the areas of involvement and ability to act. Mäkelä believes the core in this issue to be the knowledge of […]

Chemo Most Effective Treatment for Lung Cancer, Study shows

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Milan, July 23 – An Italian study released Monday suggests that traditional chemotherapy is the most effective treatment for most cases of lung cancer. The study, which was published in the Lancet Oncology journal of medicine, shows that for 90% of lung tumors that are not small-celled, standard chemo is more effective than […]

Bernie Ecclestone: F1 Boss Indicted for Bribery in Germany

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, July 17 – Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was indicted for alleged bribery in Germany Wednesday. Ecclestone allegedly paid $44 million payment to a German banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, for a stake in F1. Ecclestone admits paying Gribkowsky, who was sentenced to eight and a half years in jail, but says it was […]