Category Archives: Miscellania

OLDEST ICE SKATES ARE FROM FINLAND

“The oldest ice skates that anyone has found so far were made in Finland 2,000 years before the birth of Christ, which is to say 800 years before the Trojan War depicted by Homer in the ‘Iliad’.” These primitive devices … Continue reading

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RAIVAAJA Preservation 01/18

Digital Preservation Update January 2018 Dear Friends and Supporters of RAIVAAJA: The digital preservation project continues to move forward and now several exciting and important portions are completed and others planned: January- Another three years of RAIVAAJA newspapers are out … 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 -With the Chicago Bulls 12/22/17

Lauri Markkanen’s new way of life? Attack, attack, attack, attack … Bulls 12/22/2017, 11:13pm  by Joe Cowley jcowley@suntimes.com https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/lauri-markkanens-new-way-of-life-attack-attack-attack-attack/ It wasn’t the type of shot chart often associated with Lauri Markkanen: a few circles scattered outside of the three-point line … Continue reading

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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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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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Tough times mean fewer children

Recently released figures showed that the number of births in Finland hit a 150-year low in 2015. At least one researcher says that tough times in the economy, high unemployment and a growing sense of uncertainty are among the reasons … Continue reading

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