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Monday, 18 August 2008
Helsinki to roll out talking rubbish bins
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Erase and Rewind
Topic: News

From Newsroom Finland, Helsinki gets avatar-based waste bins:

 "Helsinki city council said Monday it would introduce talking rubbish on this year's Night of the Arts, part of the Helsinki Festival, an annual fortnight of culture events that kicked off Friday.

The bins, which look like the standard mum variety in order to surprise passers-by, feature greetings recorded by council management, artists, philosophers and comedians."


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Friday, 15 August 2008
4 suspects take into custody for attempted robbery
Mood:  rushed
Now Playing: hypermobile
Topic: News

Police have taken into custody four people suspected of attempted armed robbery at the Sampo Bank in a downtown district of Helsinki on Friday.


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Updated: 9:10 PM EEST
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Finland to give humanitarian assistance to the victims of the crisis in Georgia
Mood:  sad
Topic: News
Press release 286/2008
from ReliefWeb:

After having agreed about the matter with Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo V?yrynen, Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb announced in the meeting of the EU Council of Ministers in Brussels today that Finland is prepared to provide support for humanitarian assistance of civilian victims of the crisis in Georgia up to the amount of one million euro.

At this stage, the plan is to channel the assistance primarily through the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, the Finnish Red Cross and the UN relief agencies.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Afternoon Bank Robbery in Toolo?, Helsinki
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: News

YLE has got the story:


"Two men pulled off a daring armed robbery at a Sampo bank branch in Toolo, Helsinki Monday afternoon. Police were notified of the attack at about 2.45 pm and were said to be pursuing the perpetrators."

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Updated: 1:56 PM EEST
Friday, 8 August 2008
Helsinki could be the next big Finn after Nokia and Raikkonnen
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Placebo
Topic: News

 Helsinki is a city of dichotomous charms. On the one hand, it is known as the centre for cutting-edge technology


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