Tag Archive for Finland

August 30, 2010

Finnish Woman Survives Fall After Parachute Fails To Open

A Finnish woman fell over 3200 feet Sunday when her parachute failed to open—and survived! Wow…

June 7, 2010

Somalis and Kurds Fight At Finnish Amusement Park

Somalis and Kurds have been involved in a violent melee at Linnanmäki. Linnanmäki is a Finnish amusement park in Helsinki. It’s a very nice park that I had the pleasure of experiencing last year. YLE reports that dozens of people fought Sunday after Somalis denounced Kurdish women for not wearing head scarves. Battleground Finland. That […]

January 28, 2010

F-18D Guidance System Malfunctioned Before Crash In Finland

Finnish accident investigators say the guidance system on an F-18D Hornet malfunctioned prior to a crash in Finland last Thursday. Apparently, the F-18D’s guidance system switched to a mechanical backup during a maneuver that requires computer assistance. Boeing says the F-18D carries two crewmen, a pilot and a weapons/sensor officer (WSO). The aircraft is powered […]

December 31, 2009

Ibrahim Shkupolli Kills Four In Finland Rampage

Finnish Police are searching for Ibrahim Shkupolli. Police believe he is the shooter that killed four people in a shooting rampage in Finland. YLE says, “Four people were killed in a shooting at the Sello shopping mall in central Espoo on Thursday morning. A fifth victim, a woman, related to the case was found dead […]

August 3, 2009

Back From Finland

We arrived back in North Carolina from Finland Saturday night. Our Finnish hosts (family) were so good to us. While there we visited Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia and locations near those destinations. Both were excellent trips. While in Tallinn, we visited an amusement and waterpark named Vembu-Tembumaa. It’s a nice park with rides the […]

July 23, 2009

Tall Ships Races Baltic 2009 In Turku

I was in Turku this morning and was fortunate enough to snap a few pictures of vessels participating in Tall Ships Races Baltic 2009, including one of the flag raising ceremony. Thursday morning was a wonderful opportunity to stroll along the waterfront and view the tall ships that had arrived. A few of them had […]

July 15, 2009

Turku Lutheran Cathedral—Finland Tour

This photograph is of a Lutheran cathedral in Turku:

The Working Man—Finland Tour

This photograph was taken at a Finnish limestone quarry which shall remain nameless unless someone recognizes the image.

July 12, 2009

Finland Trip

Just arrived in Finland today. The Memphis to Amsterdam leg was awful. Lots of turbulence; seat wouldn’t recline and other issues. NWA will get an email from me soon. Finland is cool though, looking forward to seeing much of it.

August 11, 2007

13-Year-Old Finnish Boy Busts Reuters Over Russian Sub Pic

13-year-old Waltteri Seretin knew right away something wasn’t right with a Reuters photograph of Russian submersibles under the North Pole: HELSINGIN SANOMAT—Images presented by the Reuters news agency last Thursday, purporting to show the Finnish-built MIR-1 and MIR-2 submersibles during a recent Russian scientific expedition to the sea bed 4.3 kilometres below the Geographic North […]