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  • Caitlin Foord scores R4 2014
    Matildas improve and down Finland
    Needing a win to have any chance of qualifying for the Cyprus Cup final, the Matildas were determined to get a win against Finland. The Matildas managed a 3-0 win over Finland at Larnaca on Monday night.Australia started the match well and just...
  • Cars
    Driver receives $60K speeding ticket
    A driver in Finland received a $60,000 speeding ticket for going 14 miles over the posted limit. The Washington Times reports on Thursday that Reima Kuisla is a millionaire, and his income was used to calculate the fine. In Finland, a person&rsquo...
  • Ancient bottles of alcohol
    Scientists analyze what 170 year old beer pulled from a shipwreck tastes like
    When you pull a case of 170 year old beer out of an ancient shipwreck of course you have to taste it. At least that’s what the Finnish divers who recovered some ancient beer back in 2010 thought. They immediately regretted their decision to...
  • Food vouchers help Sudan
    How Finland helps war victims in Sudan
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a contribution from Finland. Over 300,000 people in refugee camps in Sudan will benefit from this donation.Cash and vouchers will be provided to the refugees, who have been displaced by conflict....
  • Composer Sibelius' 150th anniversary is celebrated throughout U.S. and Finland
    Composer Sibelius' 150th anniversary is celebrated throughout U.S. and Finland
    ComposerJean Sibelius' 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated throughout the U.S. and his native Finland -- including heavy metal music by his great-grandson, and piano concerts by his great-granddaughter."From Finland with Love...
  • Saku Koivu
    Saku Koivu announces his retirement from the NHL
    The storied playing career of longtime NHL center Saku Koivu has now come to a close. The 39-year-old Koivu announced his retirement on Tuesday after 18 seasons in the league."Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey, first in Finland and...
  • Two Finnish girls model linen tunics
    Beyond Helsinki: World-class linen from Finland's Mikkeli region
    I recently had the pleasure of spending July in Finland. Determined to go beyond traditional tourist haunts of Helsinki, I headed first to the Lakeland district of Finland - noted for its vast number of lakes and cottages - and then to the Mikkeli...
  • Global effort needed to fight hunger
    Nations rally to food for peace effort
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced timely donations from the governments of Finland, Italy and Saudi Arabia. With the most refugees worldwide since World War II, hunger is fast escalating.WFP relies entirely on voluntary donations...
  • Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
    Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes; U.S. follows trend
    For the past seventy-five years, expectant mothers in Finland have been sent home with a box for their newborn. This box is much like a baby starter kit containing clothes, sheets, and even toys. Since 1930 this box has a dual purpose. Other items...
  • Bell tower of Kerimaki Church
    World's largest Christian wooden church is in Finland
    Few people know that the world’s largest Christian wooden church is located in Kerimäki, a small village in Finland’s Lakelands in the southeastern part of the country. Built between 1844 and 1847, the Kerimäki Church measures 148 feet...
  • Malpractice
    Interview with Joonas Koto of Malpractice
    Malpractice is a progressive metal outfit from Finland. Their career spans almost 20 years and they are about to release their fourth album through Sensory Records. I managed to squeeze some time from the man behind the operation, Joonas Koto, and...
  • USA and Turkey favorites to advance in World Cup Group C
    USA and Turkey favorites to advance in World Cup Group C
    Team USA closed out its 2014 World Cup exhibition slate with a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Aug. 26, at Gran Canaria Arena in Gran Canaria, Spain.Anthony Davis led the way for the U.S. with 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots....
  • Cleveland Cavalier Erik Murphy joins Finland national team
    Cleveland Cavs forward Erik Murphy playing for Finland
    The Finnish men’s national basketball team is making its first World Cup appearance in the history of the completion, which dates to 1950, and only its third appearance in world competition – Finland has participated in two Olympics...
  • Belgium Wheelchair Rugby
    2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship preview part one
    The IWRF World Championship gets under way in Denmark on Monday and with that in mind the Wheelchair Rugby Examiner turns to a preview of the sides involved, beginning with the lower teams in Pool A.BelgiumWorld Ranking: 9thBest World Ranking: 4th...
  • Finnish breads
    Contemporary Finnish cuisine: Where East meets West with a worldly twist
    Ever since the Middle Ages, culinary novelties have come to Finland from both directions: From the west came the Swedish smorgasbord served buffet-style with various hot and cold dishes. From the east came the Russian equivalent, the zakuska table...