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Jet-Age Chic (Eero Saarinen)

It was the world’s most famous airport terminal 1, and the most beloved project of the mid-century architect Eero Saarinen 2. Likened to a bird taking off, the TWA Flight Center at New York’s Kennedy airport comprises four vaulted concrete … Continue reading

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When Finns Speak, Everybody Listens- it’s just that nobody else understands!

When Finns Speak, Everybody Listens- it’s just that nobody else understands! By Bill Farmer (Knight-Ridder newspapers) “Finnish is easy. All you do is tape-record English and then play it backwards.” (quote from somewhere in Berlitz Language School) The language itself is like the … Continue reading

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Lauri Markkanen -NBA DRAFT

Here’s what they are saying about the 7 ft 230 lb Finnish Star: Final 2017 NBA Mock Draft, first round to Timberwolves Kurt Helin NBC Sports•Jun 15, 2017, 3:20 PM Lauri Markkanen is Arizona Wildcats’ only sure thing in this … Continue reading

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Kesajuhla 2018

See you next Year! CELEBRATE SUMMER 2018  AT SAIMA PARK! For schedule of events and date please visit www.saima-park.org

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World’s Worst Skier??

World’s worst skier’: how it went downhill for Adrian Solano, Venezuela’s Eddie the Eagle The novice had only trained on wheels before arriving in Finland to compete in the Nordic world ski championships More:   https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/25/worlds-worst-skier-how-it-went-downhill-for-adrian-solano-venezuelas-eddie-the-eagle

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Lauri Markkanen named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected the Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Jan. 22. The USBWA’s weekly honor is presented by … Continue reading

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Finnish digital footprint leaves its mark on MWC 2017 and beyond

2/23/17 Barcelona, February 23, 2017: Finland is the global tech superpower. Supported by early access to new technologies, Finland and Finnish companies will be displaying their latest solutions and digital innovations at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017). Meet … Continue reading

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RAIVAAJA KYMMENEN VUOTTA (1915) is Now in Digital Format

The book RAIVAAJA KYMMENEN VUOTTA has been digitized by Raivaaja Foundation. The book was originally printed by the Publishing Company in January 1915 to mark the 10th year since the beginning of the “crazy enterprise”.  A few pages of the … Continue reading

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“Synkkä Metsä / Dark Forest “

“Synkkä Metsä / Dark Forest ” Chicago based professional jazz saxophonist Juli Wood has recorded a CD of Finnish folk songs played in jazz styles.  All four of her grandparents immigrated to the US from Finland and settled in Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Morley Safer of 60 Minutes and “Tango Finlandia” Dies

Morley Safer, a CBS television correspondent who brought the horrors of the Vietnam War into the living rooms of America in the 1960s and was a mainstay of the network’s news-magazine “60 Minutes” for almost five decades, died on Thursday … Continue reading

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