Category Archives: Miscellania

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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Fun Finn Facts Tab Added

We have added a new tab for the quirky stories that may cause a quiet chuckle or help you fill those moments when you can’t think of anything to say when you meet your neighbor.  Check out the new posti … Continue reading

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Increase in counterfeit banknotes found in Finland in 2015

​In 2015, a total of 1,085 counterfeits were detected among euro banknotes in circulation in Finland. ‘The number of counterfeits increased in 2015, compared with the previous four-year trend. However, in examining counterfeit banknotes removed from circulation in Finland since … Continue reading

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The U.S. Air Force will send six F-15s to Finland this spring for exercises

(CNN)The U.S. Air Force will send six F-15s to Finland this spring for exercises that will operate out of a base about 100 miles from the border with Russia, military officials say. More at: https://dninews.com/article/us-boosting-northern-front-against-russia-f-15-fighter-jets-finland-greatest-secrecy http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/15/politics/u-s-f-15-finland-training-exercise/index.html

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Workers’ Credit Union Purchases Building & Land in Littleton

1/11/2016 Fitchburg, Mass – (January 11, 2016) – Workers’ Credit Union purchases additional office space in Littleton to accommodate its rapid growth, freeing up needed space in their Fitchburg and Lunenburg offices. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17455380/119-Russell-Street-Littleton-MA/ Workers’ Credit Union has just closed on a … Continue reading

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Gary Maki, Sr. Aerospace Science Instructor for JROTC at Bedford HS.

BEDFORD, MA Air Force veteran Gary Maki is Bedford High School’s Senior Aerospace Science instructor for the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC program. Maki retired from the Air Force in  2014 and is now on the BHS faculty. Gary has … Continue reading

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Wasp species named in honor of Bruins’ Tuukka Rask

A newly discovered wasp species from East Africa now bears the designation Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski, a tribute to Boston Bruins’ and Finnish National goalie Tuukka Rask.  The wasp was named after Rask by Robert S. Copeland, an entomologist at the International … Continue reading

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