Norilsk Nickel violated provisions set forth in its environmental permit by failing to detect and respond to a recent nickel leak sooner, the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) of Varsinais-Suomi has ruled.
Although the leak was caused by a technical failure, the personnel should have monitored the system and consequently been able to detect the leak sooner, the ELY Centre views.
- Category: Business
- Created on 15 July 2014
Microsoft is as part of its ongoing effort to enhance productivity set to reduce personnel, with former Nokia employees especially under threat of axe, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
The American software behemoth acquired the Nokia division responsible for the development and manufacturing of handsets in April, consequently adding nearly 30,000 new employees, including 4,700 in Finland, to its payroll.
More than half of Finns make phone calls and read e-mails and text messages on their smartphones while driving, finds a survey carried out by Liikenneturva, a central organisation for volunteer traffic safety work.
In addition, one in three respondents admitted to writing e-mails and text messages behind the wheel.
A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting to death his childhood friend from point-blank range in Laajasalo, Helsinki, in April, after the District Court of Helsinki on Thursday found him guilty of murder, aggravated firearm offence and causing a serious traffic hazard.
The act, the court viewed, was premeditated and serious in nature.
A recent survey commissioned by the Finnish Red Cross (SPR) finds that over 65 per cent of Finns are relatively or very concerned over the actions of Russia in Ukraine. In particular, respondents over the age of 65 and respondents with higher education qualifications expressed their Russia-related concerns in the survey.
Altogether, 1,084 Finns responded to the survey conducted by Taloustutkimus in early June.
The City of Pori has organised a press conference to enable experts and spokespersons at Norilsk Nickel to dispel rumours surrounding the recent leak of 66 tonnes of nickel into the river Kokemäenjoki in Satakunta.
City officials on Monday emphasised that there is no need to issue a no-swimming advisory and that the water can be used to water plants, with recent measurements indicating that nickel concentrations in the river have decreased since the accident.
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- Created on 14 July 2014
Harrods in London, KaDeWe in Berlin, NK in Stockholm and Stockmann in Helsinki – they are all ingrained in our history, department stores exuding luxury, in a league of their own; icons that over the years have become symbols of shopping, landmarks and tourist hotspots.
However, they also have their life cycle, and Stockmann, at the grand age of 152 years, is struggling.
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- Created on 13 July 2014
Just how rich are the wealthiest people? Could one buy an entire city? As a thought experiment, here is a list of wealthy Finns and how much they could buy.
Gennady Timchenko is the world's richest Finn. Although he was born and educated in the Soviet Union, he moved to Finland and eventually earned Finnish citizenship in 1999. His company the Volga Group invests in energy, transportation, infrastructure, construction, financial services and consumer goods.
The number of oral cancers has grown steadily over the last years, the Cancer Society of Finland reports. The growth of the number of mouth cancers among men has moderated, while among women they are becoming increasingly common.
Chief Medical Officer at the Finnish Cancer Registry Maarit Leinonen states that the increase of cancers is associated with alcohol use.
The streets of Espoo have now twice the amount of electric buses as compared to the spring season.
Passengers can ride four different vehicles on the Friisilänaukio and Tapiola line of 11 and the Jorvi bus line of 31. Electric buses are in test use for the next year-and-a-half.
Differences in apartment prices and their availability still pose the most important reason for changing a residential area.
The quality of an area's school does not alone determine where families with children in the metropolitan region wish to move. However, the significance of some schools in certain areas is becoming increasingly noticeable, though.
- Eleven officials face charges in murder of 8-year-old girl
- Stubb to Swedish newspaper: Finland should have already joined NATO back in 1995
- Vanhanen and Niskakangas at loggerheads over inheritance tax
- YIT turned a blind eye to bribery, suspect claims
- Early pensions are unfair, Vanhanen views
- Foreign berry pickers pay a lot of tax
- Stubb rejects care reform criticism
- Domestic pipes causing gustatory problems replaced
- Use of strong analgesics on the rise
- ‘Weary’ Valio CEO announces retirement