Showing 1-15/44 articles from October 2009

Fri, 30 Oct, 2009:

Finnair doubles its score in Carbon Disclosure Project

Finnair has doubled its result from last year to 61 in the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project CDP's latest index. The results show that Finnair is clearly the leading Nordic airline in terms of environmental measures. - The very best airlines reached over 60 points, which also makes Finnair one of the European forerunners in this field,... Read more

Finnish youth learn more about EU humanitarian aid

Humanitarian aid and the work of the European Commission in providing humanitarian aid are being brought to the knowledge of the Finnish youth. Many young people of today are not aware of these issues at all. Only one third of Finns know that the EU funds humanitarian aid projects in different parts of the world. The campaign encourages young... Read more

Moomins chase comet to Björk’s music

Filmkompaniet, a Finnish film company specialising in children’s films, will produce a new Moomin film featuring music from the Icelandic superstar Björk. The new film is called Moomins and the Comet Chase. It will be come out to cinemas in August-September 2010. News about the previously unpublished project were released by the CEO of... Read more

Thu, 29 Oct, 2009:

EU grants health claim to cholesterol-lowering Benecol products

Plant stanol ester, the cholesterol-lowering ingredient in Raisio's Benecol products, is among the first ingredients to be granted a regulatory approval for the use of a disease risk reduction health claim under the Nutrition and Health Claim Regulation of the European Union. This is the first disease risk reduction health claim granted for... Read more

Wed, 28 Oct, 2009:

New York savours Finnish flavours

Fresh! From Finland - campaign, which was launched this week takes Finnish cuisine overseas. The aim of the campaign, realized by the Consulate General of Finland in New York, is to bring Finnish culinary culture and unique flavours to the residents of New York City in the forthcoming years. Fresh! From Finland -week takes place at the... Read more

Tue, 27 Oct, 2009:

2009 Cor Baayen Award to Teemu Roos

ERCIM, The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, has chosen Teemu Roos from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT as the winner of the 2009 Cor Baayen Award for a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. Teemu Roos received his PhD degree from the University of Helsinki,... Read more

Finland tops Prosperity Index 2009

Finland is the world's most prosperous nation according to this year's Prosperity Index. Finland 's ranking improved from last year's third place. Last year's number one, Australia dropped this year to the sixth place, while Austria, which ranked second last year, dropped to the 15th place. Finland is followed by Switzerland and the... Read more

Mon, 26 Oct, 2009:

Snoobi’s Pekka Koskinen is the Finnish Software Entrepreneur of the Year

The Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association has granted Snoobi Oy's founder and Chairman of the Board, Pekka Koskinen the Software Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 award. Snoobi is a software service company developing and selling Internet, marketing and sales tools  According to the selection criteria Pekka Koskinen has developed Snoobi's... Read more

BMH delivers a large-scale waste processing plant to Thailand

BHM Technology, part of Hollming Group, will deliver a Tyrannosaurus-waste processing plant to one of the biggest industry corporations in Thailand. The waste processing plant will produce fuel out of waste materials. The value of the contract is approximately 15 million Euros. The processing plant will be taken into use next year. The... Read more

Fri, 23 Oct, 2009:

Niko nominated as the Best European Film Academy Animated Film 2009

Finnish animation movie Niko & the Way to the Stars has been nominated as one of the three candidates for a Best Animated Film 2009 by the European Film Academy EFA. The members of EFA will vote the Best Animated Film, which is a brand new category, included in the competition for the very first time. The European Film Awards Ceremony will be... Read more

Finland receives distinction for paying UN membership fees conscientiously

Finland is one of the 192 member countries, which have conscientiously paid their United Nations membership fees. Only 22 of the member countries have succeeded in paying their fees punctually. In addition to Finland a distinction has been given also to Germany, Sweden and Iceland. Some countries of lower economic status were also given the... Read more

Thu, 22 Oct, 2009:

Public hopes that service vouchers will improve preventive healthcare and shorten waiting times

Service vouchers should be used to shorten waiting times and enhance preventive services in healthcare. This conclusion is based on data collected during the first five weeks of a public online discussion in Finland. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra opened a public online discussion on service vouchers on 1 September 2009. The evaluations... Read more

Wed, 21 Oct, 2009:

Team Finland wins second Clipper race to Rio de Janeiro

Team Finland, headed by skipper Eero Lehtinen maintains its position as the leading team in the Clipper Round the World- competition. After winning the first race from Humber in England to La Rochelle in France, the team continued succesfully, winning also the second race to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Team Finland won the race by mere 25 minutes,... Read more

Jyväskylä wins an international urban lighting competition in South Korea

The City of Jyväskylä mesmerized as the winner of the international city.people.light - competition in Gwangju, South Korea. The award, which was presented in recognition of top class development work on urban lighting solutions, and the accompanying 10,000 Euro prize was given to representatives of the City of Jyväskylä at the annual general... Read more

Tue, 20 Oct, 2009:

New bird species landed in Hailuoto

The very first Finnish observation of the American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) has been made. The rare wader migrating bird nests, as its name suggests, in North America. It also digresses frequently to the European continent. The American Golden plover was spotted on the weekend in Hailuoto, an island opposite the city of Oulu in the... Read more
Showing 1-15/44 articles from October 2009