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In the N.H.L., Finland Is Now Here, There and Everywhere

When the Winnipeg Jets play host to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night, the meeting will be more than a showcase of the Central Division leader against the league’s top-scoring line. It will be a glimpse of a decade-long transformation of Finnish hockey.

NEW YORK TIMES

Finland has almost wiped out homelessness - now Manchester is going to try the same tactics

In Finland’s capital city, rough sleeping has been almost eradicated - and their success has inspired Manchester politicians to try their methods. Mayor Andy Burnham has promised to end rough sleeping across Greater Manchester by 2020 - a pledge that is proving increasingly difficult to fulfil.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Finland, Estonia, and Latvia agree to establish regional gas market

The Estonian state-owned company Elering AS, which operates electrical and gas networks, stated that an agreement was signed with the energy companies of Finland and Latvia to the establishment of a Finnish-Estonian-Latvian gas market beginning 2020, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

UAWIRE.ORG

ECB's Rehn sees euro zone economy weakening

BERLIN (Reuters) - Recent data point to a weakening euro zone economy, the European Central Bank’s Olli Rehn told a German newspaper on Sunday, adding that interest rates would remain at the current level until monetary policy goals have been met.

REUTERS

How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland

Louis Houenoude lives in the small village of Heve, just outside Grand-Popo, in the small West African country of Benin. He used to paint barber shop signs for a living. But now he is a bona fide artist.

BBC

Students in Finland offer a succinct lesson in commuting

On a recent winter day in Oulu, FInland, the snow-covered lot outside Metsokangas Comprehensive School was lined with neat rows of bicycles, even though it was minus 17 degrees C (1 degree F). About 1,000 of the 1,200 students arrive by bike every day, even in the winter. About 100 to 150 walk. The

MOTHER NATURE NETWORK

Standardized tests: Finland’s education system vs. the U.S.

Imperial China developed the first standardized tests for bureaucratic hopefuls. Finland has all but done away with standardized tests, and its education system remains one of the best in the world.

BIG THINK

Finland’s basic-income trial did not much affect work incentives

AMONG THE adherents of universal basic income (UBI) are the Italian government, India’s opposition party and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congresswoman in America. Boosters argue that a minimum income would be a safety-net for people in precarious jobs—eg, those at risk of being displaced

THE ECONOMIST

Migrant Arrested in Latest Child Rape Case in Finland

A foreign man has been arrested in Oulu, Finland, as police investigate the latest child sexual assault case to rock the city, this one involving two girls and possibly multiple perpetrators, according to local media.

INFOWARS

American Sean Doherty has career-best day on home soil at biathlon World Cup stop at Soldier Hollow

American Sean Doherty was feeling it Saturday. And on home soil, the U.S. biathlete turned in the best result of his BMW Biathlon World Cup career. The 23-year-old two-time Olympian from New Hampshire finished 10th in the men’s pursuit world cup event Saturday at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center.

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Fast Last Loop Seals Soldier Hollow Sprint Win for Marte Olsbu Røiseland

Norway’s Marte Olsbu Røiseland, after shooting clean sped over the last 2.5K loop to claim victory in the Soldier Hollow women’s sprint in 19:47.6. Finland’s Kaisa Mäkäräinen, with one penalty finished second, 11.5 seconds back. Germany’s Franziska Hildebrand, with her first podium of the season fin

BIATHLONWORLD.COM

What is There to Learn From Finland’s Basic Income Experiment? Did It Succeed or Fail?

After two years of experimentation within a two-year experimental design, Finland released on February 8, 2019, preliminary results of their basic income experiment. For anyone who reads the full report, it can be considered nothing short of both promising and fascinating, but what it can’t be calle

MEDIUM

Finland: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman release “Superman”, their second track for UMK 2019

Darude has come to save the day with his second UMK 2019 song, “Superman”. The international hitmaker has again produced an EDM-style pop track, with vocals from Sebastian Rejman. The song is the second of the three that will compete in Finland’s national final UMK 2019.

WIWIBLOGGS.COM

Where women lead, 4 trends for your job and other top stories of the week

Where women lead: the countries with the most women in parliament. The world’s rivers, in gorgeous detail. Art meets Geographic Information Systems. Only 12 years left. The road to reaching sustainability.

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Parkinson's Disease & Gut Health Have Been Linked In This New Study From Finland

Scientific breakthroughs are hurtling down the tracks a mile a minute, and the medical world is a real stand-out star in scientific realms. Huge strides are being made in order to diagnose, treat, and cure a great many diseases. However, one key element that scientists are focusing on right now is t

BUSTLE

Finland’s universal basic income trial made people happier—but not employed

A trial where unemployed people in Finland were given a basic income for two years did not get them into work—but it make them healthier and happier, according to initial results.

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

In Finland, You Can Learn to Drive with Blackboard Collaborate

Beyond schools and universities, online learning is being increasingly used by corporations in a variety of sectors. An example of this is Finland’s Autokoululiitto, a driving school association that has revolutionized the way driving is taught in the country by using the video conferencing solution

BLACKBOARD.COM

Religious Liberty Seminar in Finland Helps Church to Gain Visibility

Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, presented the opening session of a seminar on religious freedom that took place in Finland’s Library of Parliament on February 6, 2019.

ADVENTISTREVIEW.ORG

Pedestrian bridges of the wooden composite will be built in Russia and Finland

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in a consortium with a strategic partner LUT University (Finland) and the industrial partner Scientific and Technological Centre of Applied Nanotechnologies will build infrastructure elements from a hybrid wood-based material. The project

EUREKALERT

Rallying - Suninen shines on first day in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Finnish driver Teemu Suninen led after the first day of Rally Sweden on Friday while championship leader Sebastien Ogier retired his Citroen after getting stuck in snow.

REUTERS