Finland in the world press
The man had told another passenger to ‘go back to his country’ in a British Airways lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport. Markku Tynkkynen69, also told another passenger Jain Wu that “the Chinese are arrogant”.
He told Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court that he was “upset” because Mr Wu was sitting in his seat. “On November 11, 2021 at around 4 p.m., the victim, Mr Wu, was sitting in the British Airways business lounge in Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport while waiting for his flight to Barcelona,” the prosecutor said. . Melania Drozdowska.
Wu told the court he needed to charge his phone and went to sit in an area where there were charging stations. He sat there for half an hour and checked his emails. Tynkkynen approached him and said, “You must be Chinese, so arrogant. Why are you sitting here? There are so many seats, why are you sitting here?”
Ms Drozdowska said:
– “He looked up from his computer and couldn’t believe what he heard. He said he didn’t answer anything and was completely in shock.
– “The accused sat opposite and said ‘you should go home to your own country and learn some manners’.
“The defendant then got up and moved to another seating area. The victim then got up and spoke to a British Airways duty manager and reported the incident.
According to the prosecutor, the manager of the salon had told Tynkynen that it was unacceptable to make racist comments and the defendant had said: “He’s a dwarf”. That chick shouldn’t be in this living room. He should go back to his country where he belongs.”
The police then arrived and arrested Tynkkynen and he spent the night in a police cell.
Tynkkynen admitted making the comments to Mr Wu, but denied calling him “ch**k” to the British Airways service manager.
The original story was posted by Berkshire Live on 02.02.2022 and can be found here.
Meet the chef: Marko Laasonen on a new wave of sustainable gastronomy in Finnish Lapland
“In Northern Finland, the power and abundance of the natural world has given rise to an innovative culinary scene that combines Lappish traditions with sustainable practices. Here, the chef of the Kaunis restaurant shares his passion for local cuisine.
It’s hard to talk about Finland, one of the most forested countries in Europe, without the conversation turning to nature. Finland’s deep-rooted relationship with the natural world is perhaps best understood through its food. Here, the ingredients – from wild blackberries to fresh reindeer meat – change with the seasons, while historically locals have spent their weekends cooking arctic fish and snow-tolerant potatoes over open fires. open sky.
We talk to Marko Laasonenchef at Star Arctic Hotel’s Kaunis restaurant in remote eastern Lapland to learn about farm-to-table cuisine in the region, where a passion for sustainability and a return to ancient cooking techniques are opening up the way to the next generation of Finns. food.”
The original story was published by National Geographic on 26.01.2022 and can be found here.
Finland saw record number of residence permit applications in 2021
“A total of 36,206 applications for the first residence permit were submitted in Finland in 2021, with the most common reasons for immigration to the country being work, family and studies, the Finnish Immigration Service revealed. .
According to a press release, the number of residence permit applications submitted in 2021 reached an all-time high (36,206), leaving 2020 rates behind by 71% (21,160), reports SchengenVisaInfo. com.
In addition, the total number of residence permit applications submitted on the basis of work reached 15,012 in 2021, which is 71% more than in 2020, when 8,771 applications were submitted. In addition, the number of applications submitted by employees such as cooks, nurses, cleaners and restaurant workers increased by 91.2% to 8,529, while the number of applications from specialists such as experts in computer science peaked at 1,605 compared to 853 in 2020.”
The original story was published by Schengen Visa Info on 26.01.2022 and can be found here.
Finnish diplomats have been targeted by Pegasus spyware, Foreign Ministry says
“The Finnish government claims that its diplomats’ mobile devices were hacked using Pegasus spyware.
Finland’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that some of its officials abroad had been targeted by the sophisticated software.
“The highly sophisticated malware infected users’ Apple or Android phones without their knowledge and without any user action,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
“Through the spyware, the perpetrators may have been able to harvest data about the device and exploit its functionality.”
Pegasus – developed by Israeli company NSO Group – can infiltrate a mobile phone and allow its operators to access the device’s content and location history.
The original story was published by Euronews on 28.01.2022 and can be found here.
Finnish dockworkers block UPM deliveries in support of strike
“Dockers began a blockade of paper and pulp deliveries UPM.HE from forestry group UPM in Finnish ports on Monday, as the Finnish transport workers’ union AKT warned on Sunday.
The blockade aims to support paper workers and electricians who have been on strike since January 1 to demand a company-wide collective agreement with UPM.
“It will last as long as necessary, that is until the paperworkers’ union and UPM reach an agreement”, Ismo Kokkothe president of the transport workers’ union told Reuters.
Instead of a common agreement, UPM has offered separate agreements for all companies and has already signed collective agreements with its plywood and timber divisions.
The original story was published by Nasdaq on 01.24.2022 and can be found here.
‘Compartment 6’ review: Strangers on a Russian train
“A young Finnish girl embarks on a journey of self-discovery that takes her (and you) through richly detailed and surprising terrain.
When the heroine of “Compartment No. 6” gets into a car with a guy who has only caused her grief, you can silently scream: what is she thinking? You can also judge her for what feels like a bad decision or damn the filmmaker for putting another woman in a tough spot. Vulnerable women and dangerous men are clichés, but they’re also upset in this smart, emotionally nuanced film that rarely goes where you expect it to.
The original story was published by The New York Times on 01.25.2022 and can be found here.
Finnish startup Web3 Kleovere raises over €1 million to revolutionize talent discovery in the native online world
“Developing a new way to help talent find DAO jobs on Web3, Kleovere has just raised over a million euros. The funding is led by the founders, Sfermion and angel investors such as a crypto entrepreneur City Vesterinenand Equilibrium, one of the world’s leading blockchain agencies.
Founded in 2021 in Finland, Kleovere is revolutionizing job search and helping freelancers create professional identities in Web3. Using blockchain, Kleovere uses NFTs to visualize an individual’s proof of Web3 talent based on projects they have completed with DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). The platform replaces the need for the traditional, old-fashioned resume that doesn’t paint a realistic picture of a candidate’s experience and skills. Instead, Kleovere brings the new wave of technology, Web3, to talent discovery.
The original story was published by EU-Startups on 25.01.2022 and can be found here.