Small town of Lemi in Finland wins competition for the title of Capital of Metal
Lemi, a municipality with some 3000 inhabitants in rural Southeast Finland, came out as the winner in the month-long Capital of Metal competition for the world capital of heavy metal music. The Capital of Metal title is awarded to the city with the most metal bands per capita. After a tight contest with the Finnish city of Joensuu, Lemi finally won the title with a clear score.
Grab your skateboard: Finnish architect creates sculpted skate-scapes
For Helsinkian Janne Saario, a childhood passion for skateboarding led to a pro career. Later he became one of the few architects in the world to focus on site-specific skateparks as high-quality urban spaces that inspire skaters and flow with the landscape.
Finland intensifies its efforts to stop Ebola
Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja has appointed Counsellor of Foreign Affairs Tiina Jortikka-Laitinen as the Minister’s special representative for the work against Ebola. She starts in her new post immediately. Jortikka-Laitinen has previously served, for instance, as the Ambassador of Finland in Tunisia and as Ambassador in the Dialogue among Civilizations process.
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