Showing 1-15/42 articles from July 2009

Fri, 31 Jul, 2009:

Industrial executives foresee an increase in electricity consumption

Despite the economic recession and increases in energy efficiency, most executives of large Finnish industrial enterprises estimate that the demand for electricity will increase in Finland over the next 10-30 years. One out of every ten believes that general electricity consumption will increase significantly and three out of every four of the... Read more

New Marimekko concept stores open in Tokyo and Copenhagen

A new Marimekko concept store opens in Copenhagen today on 31 July. The 250 sqm store is located in the Copenhagen's premier shopping district, where several clothing and interior decoration shops are concentrated. The address of the Copenhagen concept store is Gammel Mønt 7. Marimekko's local distributor in Japan, Look Inc., opened a new... Read more

Thu, 30 Jul, 2009:

Ministry forecasts good grain harvest

Prospects for the year's grain harvest are good. According to the preliminary advance forecast by the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the harvest will reach 4.3 billion kilos this year, if growing conditions up to threshing time continue to be similar to those at the beginning of the summer. Half of the total... Read more

Little radioactivity in Finnish berries

According to STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, the amount of radioactive caesium in Finnish berries is small. The caesium originates from the nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl. The caesium content in the berries varies slightly according to the place where they are picked, but it does not reach great heights even if a... Read more

Wed, 29 Jul, 2009:

Lattelecom and Valimo launch mobile ID services in Latvia

Lattelecom, the leading provider of electronic communications services in Latvia, and a Finnish software company Valimo have commercially launched mobile ID services in Latvia. Jointly deployed based on Valimo mobile ID technology, the services bring Lattelecom's customers a convenient and secure way for online authentication and transaction... Read more

Konecranes to supply advanced fuel-saving RTGs to Port of Houston

Konecranes has received an order for nine RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) in the USA. These are the first Konecranes fuel-saving RTGs for PHA, which already has 40 Konecranes RTGs in its terminals. The cranes will be delivered in July 2010. The value of the order is not disclosed. The Port of Houston... Read more

World Rally Championship a shot in the arm for Jyväskylä region

The biggest annual sporting event held in the Nordic countries once again brings the rally circus to central Finland. The recession only goes to underline the economic significance of the rally weekend for the Jyväskylä region. Neste Oil Rally is enticing hundreds of thousands of rally tourists to Jyväskylä once again. The visit of the rally... Read more

Mon, 27 Jul, 2009:

People still willing to put their hand in their pocket – income for relief organizations increases in spite of recession

Donations by individuals to relief organizations have increased in spite of the economic downturn. Keskisuomalainen, a newspaper that comes out in Jyväskylä in central Finland, has interviewed eight charitable and relief organizations, almost all of which said that their income increased in 2007-2008. Environmental issues, helping those who... Read more

Helsinki Festival brings city to life in August

Helsinki Festival will once again take over the city between 13-30 August. During the festival it will be possible to see concerts, ranging from chamber music to alternative rock, poetry recitals, a circus and dancing. There will also be a programme specifically for the smallest members of the family. Part of the festival includes the... Read more

Fri, 24 Jul, 2009:

The reference price system of medicines will reduce medicinal costs significantly

The reference price system for medicines, which was taken into use in the beginning of April this year, will reduce the medicinal costs in Finland by 40-120 million Euros. Another factor reducing medicinal costs has been the generic substitution regime implemented in 2003, which has reduced medicine prices by up to 60 per cent. The reference... Read more

Turku offers a mobile experience of Tall Ships’ Race

Tall Ships' Race, a sailing competition held annually in European waters, takes place in Turku's Aurajoki River this weekend. The special feature of this year's event is a mobile phone service, where the visitors will be able to receive a map of the area and additional information on the ships directly to their mobile phones. The service works... Read more

Thu, 23 Jul, 2009:

Comptel has received a major order in India

Comptel Corporation has received a significant long-term order for mediation and provisioning solutions being used by a leading operator in India. The project includes consolidation of separate mobile mediation systems by Comptel Convergent Mediation Solution and provides Comptel Provisioning and Activation Solution for its broadband services.... Read more

Andritz signs a 160 million Euro contract on technology delivery to China

Andritz, and international technology group, has signed a 160 million Euro contract of process technology delivery to the Chinese Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings, one of the largest pulp and paper producers in China. The company is building a brand new pulp and tissue paper producing factory in the Guangdong Province in southern China. The... Read more

Wed, 22 Jul, 2009:

Wärtsilä supplies power plants to the islands of Lesbos and Cyprus

Wärtsilä has received two power plant orders from the Eastern Mediterranean islands. This strengthens the company's leading position in the Mediterranean market. One order has been received to supply power generation equipment to the Greek island of Lesbos and the other to Cyprus. The combined value of these orders is approximately 40 million... Read more

Tue, 21 Jul, 2009:

Savonlinna and Kuhmo listed among the top festivals of the world

Savonlinna Opera Festival has ranked second best among the world's castle festivals, reports the Austrian Festspiele magazine. Glyndebourne ranked highest in the series. The same magazine placed Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival as the 14th on the list of the world's best festivals. The leading festivals were those of Salzburg, Bayreuth and... Read more
Showing 1-15/42 articles from July 2009