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Ilonen leads in Scotland as McIlroy struggles

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Ilonen leads in Scotland as McIlroy struggles

- IRVINE: Finland's Mikko Ilonen produced his lowest score in two years to set a new tournament course record as Rory McIlroy continued to struggle on day one of the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links on Thursday (Jul 13). Ilonen, 37, birdied three holes in succession mid round in a bogey-free seven-under-par 65. That gave him a two-stroke lead in overcast and then rainy conditions on the Scottish west coast
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Finland to delay health care reforms by one year

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Finland to delay health care reforms by one year

- HELSINKI: The Finnish government will implement health and local government reforms in January 2020, Prime Minister Juha Sipila wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, effectively announcing a one-year delay to the center-right government's key reform. The reforms are a cornerstone of Sipila's plan to balance public finances and boost the economy after a decade of stagnation. The reform aims to cut about 3 billion euros (US$3
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Former X Factor contestant Saara Aalto set to make surprise return as a judge in her home country Finland

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Former X Factor contestant Saara Aalto set to make surprise return as a judge in her home country Finland

- IT has only been six months since she was a contestant on The X Factor. But SAARA AALTO will be making a surprise return – as a judge. The popera singer, second to MATT TERRY in the last UK series, will appear on the version in her home country of Finland. And she could match SIMON COWELL’s nasty reputation. In an exclusive interview, she said: “They haven’t had The X Factor in Finland for ten years
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Finland Works, Quietly, to Bury Its Nuclear Reactor Waste

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Finland Works, Quietly, to Bury Its Nuclear Reactor Waste

- OLKILUOTO ISLAND, Finland — Beneath a forested patch of land on the Gulf of Bothnia, at the bottom of a steep tunnel that winds for three miles through granite bedrock, Finland is getting ready to entomb its nuclear waste. If all goes well, sometime early in the next decade the first of what will be nearly 3,000 sealed copper canisters, each up to 17 feet long and containing about two tons of spent reactor fuel from Finland’s nuclear power industry, will be lowered into a vertical borehole in a side tunnel about 1,400 feet underground
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Researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions

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Researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions

- Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner without the use of additional chemicals. The as-synthesised zinc peroxide nanoparticles can be used as a tool for cancer therapy and against other complex diseases. The researchers have created these size-tailored nanoclusters using the Leidenfrost effect
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Nokia to help bring smart city services to Finland

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Nokia to help bring smart city services to Finland

- Nokia on Tuesday announced its contribution to 'Smart Tampere', an initiative to introduce smart city services that will foster economic development and improve the daily lives of citizens in Tampere, Finland. Smart Tampere brings together local companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local government and citizens to explore how digital technologies can be implemented in areas such as smart mobility, e-health, smart lighting, smart energy, extended user experience and more
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Finland is named the world’s safest country – but the UK and US rank BELOW Zimbabwe

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Finland is named the world’s safest country – but the UK and US rank BELOW Zimbabwe

- FINLAND has been named the safety country in the world – 77 places ahead of Britain which is considered more dangerous than ZIMBABWE. The northern European country saw off the United Arab Emirates, Iceland and Oman, which finished second, third and fourth respectively. Incredibly, Britain could only manage to claim 78th place – behind Zimbabwe, The Gambia and Jordan. The ranking system was created as part of the World Economic Forum’s Travel Tourism Competitiveness report
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Shia LaBeouf's next adventure is living in an isolated cabin in Finland

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Shia LaBeouf's next adventure is living in an isolated cabin in Finland

- Shia LaBeouf is not fleeing to Finland's northernmost region because only one member of the British public bought a ticket to his latest film Man Down during its opening weekend... he's off to live in a remote Lapland cabin for a month as part of a performance art exhibition.
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Shia LaBeouf spending a month living alone in Finland cabin

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Shia LaBeouf spending a month living alone in Finland cabin

- HELSINKI | Shia LaBeouf’s latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland’s remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text message to visitors to a Helsinki museum. The project is called #ALONETOGETHER and involves the other two members of the actor’s art collective, Nastja Ronkko and Luke Turner. Ronkko and Turner are also spending time isolated in separate cabins in Lapland beginning Wednesday
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Shia LeBeouf spending a month living alone in Finland cabin

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Shia LeBeouf spending a month living alone in Finland cabin

- HELSINKI — Shia LeBeouf's latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland's remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text message to visitors to a Helsinki museum. The project is called #ALONETOGETHER and involves the other two members of the actor's art collective, Nastja Ronkko and Luke Turner. Ronkko and Turner are also spending time isolated in separate cabins in Lapland beginning Wednesday
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Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Finland on his way to US

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Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Finland on his way to US

- HELSINKI (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the way to his eagerly awaited first encounter with US President Donald Trump, met his Finnish counterpart in Helsinki on Wednesday (April 5), saying there was "great potential" for future bilateral trade ties. The Chinese leader's first visit to Finland since 1995 marks the Nordic country's 100th anniversary of independence. "Over the past 67 years of diplomatic ties, the China-Finland relationship has enjoyed steady and sound growth despite the changing international landscape," Xi said in a statement late Tuesday after arriving in Helsinki
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Putin Wants to Meet with Trump in Finland

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Putin Wants to Meet with Trump in Finland

- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he would be willing to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking at an Arctic forum, Putin and Finland's president, Sauli Niinisto, said they were open to the idea of such a meeting, and Niinisto said he would be honored to host the summit in his country. Putin said Russia has many friends in Washington and relations between the two countries would get better at some point
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Chinese president to visit Finland, meet Trump in US

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Chinese president to visit Finland, meet Trump in US

- PRESIDENT Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Finland before he heads to Florida, the United States, for a China-US presidents' meeting next week, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Thursday. "At the invitation of President Sauli Niinisto of the Republic of Finland and President Donald Trump of the United States of America, President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Finland from April 4 to 6, and he will meet with President Trump at Mar-a-lago, Florida, the United States from April 6 to 7," Lu announced at a daily press briefing
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Finland taking over Arctic Council, and climate leadership, from U.S.

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Finland taking over Arctic Council, and climate leadership, from U.S.

- When the Arctic Council leadership passes from the United States to Finland in May, will President Trump and his denial of climate change pose problems for the eight-nation body and its work to protect the circumpolar environment? For example, a spirit of Arctic partnership in the council has prevailed despite seething global tensions over Russia's annexation of Crimea, its role in Ukraine unrest and its military actions in support of Syria's Assad regime, said René Söderman, a senior adviser for Arctic affairs at the Finnish foreign ministry and one of the leaders of the Finnish delegation to the Arctic Council
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New Jersey Just Became The First State To Give New Parents Baby Boxes

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New Jersey Just Became The First State To Give New Parents Baby Boxes

- Since the 1930s, the nation of Finland has given new parents special “baby boxes” that contain newborn essentials and can serve as infant beds. Now, new parents in New Jersey have access to the same resource, and experts believe it will help prevent infant deaths just like it has in the Scandinavian country. The Baby Box Company partnered with New Jersey’s Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board (CFNFRB) to
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Finland gives Sh1 billion to support EAC development initiatives

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Finland gives Sh1 billion to support EAC development initiatives

- Trade in the five-nation East African Community bloc has received a major boost after the Finnish government gave a 9.8 million euros (about Sh1.09 billion) grant to TradeMark East Africa to support its work. The funds will be channelled to initiatives that will reduce the time and cost of transporting goods, TMEA said yesterday. The cash is expected to broaden TMEA's regional integration programme at the Port of Dar es
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  • Uber suspends unlicensed service in Finland until next year
    Uber suspends unlicensed service in Finland until next year

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: Uber said on Thursday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Finland until a law deregulating the taxi market comes into effect next year. The U.S. ride-hailing company has come under fierce pressure from traditional taxi drivers and regulators across Europe who accuse it of unfair competition and skirting traditional licensing rules. UberPOP has already been suspended in several European capitals, including Paris and Brussels
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Politics & Government

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Finland on his way to US
    Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Finland on his way to US

    , straitstimes.com

    HELSINKI (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the way to his eagerly awaited first encounter with US President Donald Trump, met his Finnish counterpart in Helsinki on Wednesday (April 5), saying there was "great potential" for future bilateral trade ties. The Chinese leader's first visit to Finland since 1995 marks the Nordic country's 100th anniversary of independence. "Over the past 67 years of diplomatic ties, the China-Finland relationship has enjoyed steady and sound growth despite the changing international landscape," Xi said in a statement late Tuesday after arriving in Helsinki
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Sports

  • Valtteri Bottas on pole for Austrian Grand Prix
    Valtteri Bottas on pole for Austrian Grand Prix

    , indianexpress.com

    Finland’s Valtteri Bottas kept champions Mercedes on pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday after title-chasing team mate Lewis Hamilton was hit with a five-place grid penalty. Hamilton, who is 14 points behind Ferrari’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel after eight races, qualified third fastest but will start in eighth place due to the automatic drop resulting from an unscheduled gearbox change
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Business

  • Finland-based Kenyan singer Rawbeena sought over tax evasion
    Finland-based Kenyan singer Rawbeena sought over tax evasion

    , the-star.co.ke

    Finland-based Kenyan singer Sylvia Barasa aka Rawbeena has denied claims that she owes the European country any back taxes. She was summoned by the country’s revenue authority to shed light on the tax evasion charges facing her. Commenting on the issue, Rawbeena told Word Is: “I don’t owe any taxes to the Government of Finland. Maybe the company does but not me
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Technology

  • Nokia to help bring smart city services to Finland
    Nokia to help bring smart city services to Finland

    , dnaindia.com

    Nokia on Tuesday announced its contribution to 'Smart Tampere', an initiative to introduce smart city services that will foster economic development and improve the daily lives of citizens in Tampere, Finland. Smart Tampere brings together local companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local government and citizens to explore how digital technologies can be implemented in areas such as smart mobility, e-health, smart lighting, smart energy, extended user experience and more
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Health

  • Researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions
    Researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions

    , phys.org

    Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner without the use of additional chemicals. The as-synthesised zinc peroxide nanoparticles can be used as a tool for cancer therapy and against other complex diseases. The researchers have created these size-tailored nanoclusters using the Leidenfrost effect
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Society & Culture

  • forum on gender statistics to address efforts to support Global Goal on gender equality
    forum on gender statistics to address efforts to support Global Goal on gender equality

    , un.org

    24 October 2016 Today marks the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meeting of the SDGs, which calls for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, requires disaggregated data to ensure
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Shia LaBeouf Now Pivoting to This Isolated Finland Cabin All in the Name of Art
    Shia LaBeouf Now Pivoting to This Isolated Finland Cabin All in the Name of Art

    , time.com

    (HELSINKI) — Shia LaBeouf's latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland's remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text message to visitors to a Helsinki museum. Visitors to the Kiasama museum in Helsinki can visit a cabin and send a text to LaBeouf, Ronkko and Turner, who can respond to visitors but can't talk to one another
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Education

  • Kenya's innovativeness to dominate scholar's view in Finland
    Kenya's innovativeness to dominate scholar's view in Finland

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Graduating at the prestigious Finnish Aalto University, Paula Linna, a researcher who has worked closely with Kenya’s little known innovators is set to highlight their impact at an academic event in Finland. The doctoral researcher of Business and Economics has previously worked closely with little known innovators from the rural part of Kenya among them bee-keepers and artisans. According to Dr
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Science & Nature

  • Finland taking over Arctic Council, and climate leadership, from U.S.
    Finland taking over Arctic Council, and climate leadership, from U.S.

    , adn.com

    When the Arctic Council leadership passes from the United States to Finland in May, will President Trump and his denial of climate change pose problems for the eight-nation body and its work to protect the circumpolar environment? For example, a spirit of Arctic partnership in the council has prevailed despite seething global tensions over Russia's annexation of Crimea, its role in Ukraine unrest and its military actions in support of Syria's Assad regime, said René Söderman, a senior adviser for Arctic affairs at the Finnish foreign ministry and one of the leaders of the Finnish delegation to the Arctic Council
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