Showing posts with tag: Nightlife

After 20 years of Operation, Helsinki Nightclub Becomes an Evangelical Church

(FINNBAY – Helsinki, 18 June 2014. So-so popular, Dante’s Highlight nightclub at Frederick Street 42 will soon become an Evangelical Church after being acquired by the Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland (LEAF) to lease to own the property. The LEAF is expected to complete the renovation by 2016. “For us, we would like to be placed in […]

Metallica Pulls More Than 28,000 Rock Fans to Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 3 June 2014. The Sonisphere touring rock music festival started on Wednesday 28 May at Hietaniemi beach in Helsinki. The one-day rock festival featured special guests from the heavy and trash metal world such as Slayer, Danzig, Mastodon, Ghost, and Gojir  – all opened for Metallica. Despite the rain and cold weather, Sonisphere Festival gathered more than 28,000 rock fans thanks to the […]

Finland Crowns Daniela Koskinen Miss Rock 2014

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 1 June 2014. 28-year-old Daniela Koskinen from Helsinki, nicknamed “cottoncandy”, won the annual Miss Rock 2014 of Finland. “Of course, the choice was difficult, all of these women are different in many ways and they all have wonderful personalities”, said one of the judges. Henna Jyly, 25-year-old from Helsinki came the second […]

80.6 Million Liters of Alcoholic Beverages Imported into Finland by Visitors

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 26 May 2014. Visitors to Finland brought a total of 80.6 million liters of alcoholic beverages from May 2013 to April 2014. The volume of imports has increased by a fifth (21%) over the past 12 months. The government data does not show whether the visitors are Finnish, foreign, EU or non-EU citizens. […]

Red Wine or Chocolate Do Not Protect from Cancer or Heart Disease

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 13 May 2014. Chocolate and red wine do not boost health and protect from heart disease and cancer, a team from the Johns Hopkins University said in a recent JAMA Internal Medicine report that contradicts a raft of high-profile studies. Contrary to the earlier research findings, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researchers […]

Finland Fines Danish Carlsberg Over Tax Evasion

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 1 May 2014. After eight years of a legal dispute, Helsinki district court fined the Danish brewer Carlsberg for failing to pay the correct amount of tax via its Finnish subsidiary Sinebrychoff, says sources. The total tax amounts to €42m. Finland and Carlsberg have been in dispute since 2006. The company did not […]

Finnish Postal Service to Feature “Interactive” National Musical Instruments on Stamps

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 24 April 2014. After announcing to release new sets of stamps containing homoerotic fetish art on stamps, the Finnish Postal Service, Itella, announced to release amazing sets of stamps featuring Finland’s national musical instruments. The stamps will be available from 5 May 2014 onwards. What makes these stamps amazing is that besides featuring […]

Unions Support Finnish Government’s Campaign to Reduce Use of Alcohol

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 19 January 2014. The three trade union federations Akava, SAK and STTK support the national campaign on reducing alcohol consumption. In Finland, a recent survey created by the government show that 23% of men in working age engage in binge drinking at least once a week. In other words, they take part in heavy episodic drinking […]

Alcohol-Induced Diseases Can Cost Up to EUR 200,000, says SAK

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 13 January 2014. According to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) medical officer, Kari Haring, alcohol-caused diseases or disabilities can result up to 200,000 euros. SAK is a labour market organisation representing the interests of more than one million members in 21 affiliated trade unions in Finland. Also Read: There are More than 800,000 […]

Finnish Trains Will Offer Clubbing Services Soon

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 8 January 2014. Newly established restaurants in Finnish trains offer anything from a modern restaurant to a potential club. VR Group is a broad-based Finnish transport company. They serve freight service customers and public transport customers with rail and road transport services. The first double deck DuettoPlus restaurant car will be introduced in […]

A Quarter of Finnish Men are ‘Binge’ Drinkers, Says Research

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 7 January 2014. In Finland, a recent survey created by the government show that 23% of men in working age engage in binge drinking at least once a week. In other words, they take part in heavy episodic drinking with the primary intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of […]

HIM’s Ville Valo: “We Raped Essence of Classic Songs in Rehearsals”

Italy’s popular YouRock TV released its interview with HIM’s leading artist Ville Valo yesterday where Ville explains how the group constructs lyrics of their songs. Ville explains metaphorically that they “rape the essence of songs with acoustic guitars to make them something ugly in rehearsal room.” HIM’s latest “Tears On Tape”, sold 20,000 copies in the US […]

Here We Come Europe: Finland’s Top 12 Finalists for Eurovision Song Contest 2014

That time of the year is coming again: Eurovision! This year, it will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark (related: Denmark took the gold home last year with Emmelie de Forest), the song competition is not just about the music: it’s a matter of national pride. Yesterday the national selection committee of Finland (UMK: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu) released Finland’s top […]

Finland Introduces Nation-Wide Alcohol Advertising Ban, Experts Disagree

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 7 December 2013. On Wednesday, Parliamentary Social Affairs and Health Committee issued a report to prohibit advertising of mild alcoholic beverages in public places in Finland. Parliament spokesperson said, the aim is to reduce the situations where children and youth are exposed to alcohol advertising. A thorough examination of the relationship between young people’s […]

Government Raises Tax on Alcohol by 12.5%

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 29 November 2013. In result of a discussion in Finnish Parliament, the board passed a bill to increase prices of alcoholic beverages in Finland. The amendment raises the prices of alcoholic beverages varied between 5.3 percent and 12.5 percent. The spirits tax will be increased by about 5.3 per cent, beer 8.2 […]