Finland in the world press
Finnish women The national ice hockey team made headlines this week after winning the bronze medal at the women’s world hockey championship.
Finland beat Switzerland 3-1 to take third place at the 2021 IIHF World Women’s Championship on Tuesday. Tanja Niskanen, Ella Viitasuo and Petra nieminen each scored one goal, while the goalkeeper Anni keisala made a total of 18 saves during the game.
This is the thirteenth time the team has won bronze at the tournament, their best result being a silver victory in 2019. Finland lost 2-1 to the United States in the semifinals.
The role of Finnish forests in tackling climate change was the subject of a debate this week. A draft new EU forest strategy that was leaked in June largely neglected wood-based products, while indicating that forests should be used primarily as carbon sinks (places that store more carbon than they do). they do not release them).
This has divided public opinion in Finland, where forests make up 70 percent of the land mass. Industry and government officials believe the country should explore the potential to replace fossil fuels with bioenergy and wood-based products.
On the other hand, environmentalists argue that wood alone would not be an adequate substitute for all fossil fuels and that forests should not be used to promote corporate interests.
Sandstorm, the iconic instrumental track of Finnish DJ and record producer Darude, also took center stage this week when ESPN released a story detailing its history and popularity in the sports world.
The instantly recognizable eye-catching tune, first released in 1999, is now associated with images of adrenaline and triumph in a wide range of sports across the United States, cementing its legacy as an anthem.
Additionally, the song’s use in esports streams on platforms like Twitch has elevated it to a cultural phenomenon in the internet age.
In addition, the Embassy of Finland in Thailand promotes gender equality through a competition called Dream it, Be It. Thai girls between the ages of 15 and 18 can submit videos to the embassy describing their dream job and their hopes for the future.
The winner will get an all expenses paid trip to Finland, where they will stay in a study camp for 6 days. Here they will have the opportunity to have interesting learning experiences and meet girls their age from all over the world.
Meanwhile, Finland and Estonia have collaborated to develop a network of hiking areas to boost tourism and outdoor activities in both countries. All sites will include amenities such as pit toilets and camping pitches and can be used for outdoor excursions as well as forestry, hunting and fishing.
The network includes the regions of Aegviidu-KÃµrvemaa, KiidjÃ¤rve-Kooraste, NÃµva and RÃ¤pinÃ¤-VÃ¤rska in Estonia and Ruunaa, KylmÃ¤luoma, OulujÃ¤rvi and Evo in Finland.
Finland takes bronze at World Women’s Hockey Championship
The Finnish National Women’s Ice Hockey Team won their thirteenth bronze medal at the 2021 IIHF World Women’s Championship on Tuesday. The Finns beat Switzerland 3-1 in a game that saw 18 saves by goalkeeper Anni Keisala.
Captain Jenni Hiirikoski said she was “very proud” of the way her team played. It was the second time Finland played against Switzerland for bronze in this tournament, the previous instance being 2012, when they lost.
A controversial shootout in a host game in Espoo saw the United States defeat Finland and advance to the final, where they were beaten 3-2 by Canada.
The battle for Finnish forests intensifies
A strong backlash against a leaked draft of the EU’s initial forest strategy (as part of the initiative to cut carbon emissions by 55% by 2030) has resulted in permanent changes in final policy, which is now making way for the use of wood to replace fossil fuels.
The move has been criticized by environmentalists in Finland and elsewhere, who believe it was intended to appease the corporate sector and argue that using forests as carbon sinks would be a more effective way to tackle climate change.
The original story was published by Today UK News on 01.09.2021 and can be found here.
Darude’s Sandstorm takes on a new lease of life as a sports anthem
Sandstorm has taken the American sports world by storm, finding a place on the playlists of coaches and athletes across the country. It has gradually become the song of choice for key uplifting moments in sports such as baseball and American football.
Sandstorm was the first track that Finnish DJ and music producer Darude (real name Toni Ville Henrik Virtanen) published. Named after a startup message on a synthesizer, it quickly gained traction after being uploaded to MP3.com.
It has since become a source of national pride in Finland (even being included in the centenary of Finland’s independence celebrations). The track went gold in 2010 and platinum in 2020, and recently achieved new cultural relevance as an internet meme.
The original story was published by ESPN on 09/28/2021 and can be found here.
Finland launches competition to promote gender equality in Thailand
The Finnish Embassy in Thailand has launched the âDream It, Be Itâ campaign, a competition for Thai girls aged 15-18 that aims to promote gender equality and encourage young girls to dream big.
Participants should post a two-minute video in English about their dream job on social media and forward the link to the Embassy. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.
The competition was organized in collaboration with Educamp and Finnair, and the prize is a six-day stay at an educational camp in Finland, depending on COVID-19 restrictions and the general situation in both countries.
The original story was published by ScandAsia on 01.09.2021 and can be found here.
Finland and Estonia collaborate to create hiking network
MetsÃ¤hallitus, Finland’s state-owned forestry administration, has partnered with the National Forest Management Center (RMK) in Estonia to develop a network of hiking areas in both countries.
The network, which includes four zones in each country, offers hiking services such as dry toilets, marked routes and campsites. All the sites in the network are popular destinations for nature tourism.
The original article was published by ERR News on 01.09.2021 and can be found here.