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November 29, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Winter adventure holidays, with activities that range from skiing to driving a reindeer sled, are available in Finland. Ski weeks at Vuokatti cross-country ski center near Kajaani cost $502 to $625 for the flight from Helsinki, accommodations, two meals a day, lessons, guided ski treks and saunas. A ski tour in eastern Finland, covering up to 28 miles a day, lasts a week and costs $580 for flights within Finland, accommodations in hotels, cottages, huts and farmhouses, three meals a day, guides and saunas.
SPORTS
February 25, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The Finns are playing as a team, not as selfish stars, in an Olympics where they have eliminated all the big countries and many of hockey's big names. Saku Koivu and Ville Peltonen each scored a goal and set up another as Finland beat Russia, 4-0, in the men's semifinals last night, setting up an all-Nordic gold-medal game with neighboring Sweden. The Swedes eliminated the world champion Czech Republic, 7-3, in the other semifinal. Flyers goalie Antero Niittymaki, supposedly only the third-best goalie on Finland's roster has become one of the surprise stars of these Winter Games.
SPORTS
February 19, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
This one was supposed to be a laugher, a sure ticket to the semifinals as a reward for the Canadian men's hockey team winning its round-robin group. And when Joe Nieuwendyk and Shayne Corson scored within the first 2 minutes, 13 seconds of Canada's quarterfinal game against Kazakstan yesterday at Big Hat, that notion was only reinforced. But when Kazakstan forward Konstantin Shafranov blasted a shot off the arm of goaltender Patrick Roy to cut Canada's lead to 2-1 at 3:46 of the first period, the Canadians suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves in a tight game.
NEWS
October 25, 1989 | By Steve Goldstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrives in Finland today, it will be the first official state visit by a Soviet leader in more than three decades, but Finns will be almost as interested in another member of his entourage. He is Vaino Valjas, the Communist Party leader of Estonia, the tiny Baltic republic that has become a paradigm of perestroika while it seeks to gain political and economic independence from Moscow. Finland is bound to Estonia by language and history, and there is increasing pressure on the Finnish government - from both Finns and Estonians - to help the Soviet republic break out of the Kremlin orbit.
NEWS
March 11, 1990 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Stamps Writer
Finland will commemorate a memorable event in its history with two stamps recalling the 50th anniversary of the end of the Winter War with the Soviet Union. The outnumbered Finns lost the war and some territory, but their plucky resistance to a superior invader won worldwide admiration and assistance. Several countries sent volunteers to fight with the Finns. The two stamps, both 2 markka in value, will be issued Tuesday, the actual anniversary date of the war's end. One stamp commemorates the end of the war with a design of a single crystal merging into a field of snow amid dying flames.
SPORTS
May 13, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Led by Flyers goalie Antero Niittymaki, Finland blanked the United States, 4-0, last night to stay unbeaten at the hockey world championships in Riga, Latvia, while Olympic champion Sweden also closed in on a quarterfinal spot by beating Belarus, 4-1. With the win, Finland moved to second place in the Group E standings with five points, one behind idle Canada. The Czech Republic, which beat Norway 3-1 earlier, is third with four points. The United States is fourth with two points.
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September 12, 2004 | By Wendy Walker INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The new teaching technique of "concept mapping" will take Roy B. Clariana to Finland this winter. An associate professor of instructional systems at Penn State Great Valley, Clariana has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching and Research Award to support his work. Concept mapping is a way of linking ideas on a computer screen to organize them and to see how they interact with each other, Clariana said. Students can use concept mapping to help them organize ideas into clusters, much like old-fashioned paper-and-pencil outlines.
SPORTS
February 15, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
It wasn't just a loss. It wasn't just a rout. It was a shutout. The Russians - heirs to the dominant Soviet hockey machine - didn't even score. Finland stunned top-seeded Russia, 5-0, last night and emerged as a legitimate Olympic gold-medal contender after being seeded seventh. Russia remains in the running, but no longer is the team to beat. Russian assistant coach Igor Dmitriev called the 5-0 romp embarrassing. Asked the reaction of Viktor Tikhonov, coaching his fifth straight Olympics, Dmitriev said, it would take a while to determine that.
NEWS
October 30, 1987 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The thank-you was a long time coming. Forty years ago, Quaker philosopher Douglas V. Steere persuaded the American Friends Service Committee to undertake a relief program in Finland, a nation that had been devastated by World War II. The relief efforts sent food and clothing to Finnish children in the grim months after the war, helped rebuild Finnish homes, and helped resettle Finns living in a portion of the country annexed by the Soviet...
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October 26, 1989 | By Steve Goldstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev last night acknowledged the neutrality of Finland, something no Soviet leader had done. Ending the first day of his three-day state visit with a dinner toast in the sumptuous Gothic Room of the Presidential Palace, Gorbachev told President Mauno Koivisto: "I want to greet neutral Finland. " Those six words effectively revised a 1948 agreement that bound Finland to certain military obligations in the event of an attack directed at the Soviet Union.
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September 19, 2016 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
Unless someone tries to sneak contraband through customs, it's rare for tourists to end up behind bars on vacation. However, with an abundance of prison tours around the world, it's possible to visit the grittier side of life. In fact, one of the most famous - and groundbreaking - prisons in the world is in Philadelphia. Eastern State Penitentiary, built by the Quakers in 1829, provided each prisoner with his own cell (rare at the time), designed to encourage convicts to become penitent.
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August 29, 2016 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
The small wooden cottage nestled among the birch trees in Lapland looks quite inviting. However, the building overlooking a crystal-clear lake isn't a house; in typical Finnish fashion, the entire structure is a sauna. As we enter, the scorched air hits our bare skin like a coarse wool blanket. Michael winces, looks at the thermometer, and declares bravely, "It's only 75 degrees, we can handle that. " Then we realize the temperature is in Celsius. A quick bit of clumsy mental math converts the temperature to about 165 degrees Fahrenheit - yikes, you could practically smoke some baby back ribs in that heat.
SPORTS
March 4, 2015 | For The Inquirer
Harrah's Philadelphia leading driver Tim Tetrick finished third in the World Driving Championship, which concluded Sunday at Tabcorp Park Menangle in Australia. Tetrick, who represented the U.S. in the 10-driver competition and was making his first trip to the WDC, won three of the 20 races in the series. New Zealand's Dexter Dunn won the championship, followed by France's Tony LeBeller. Finland's Mika Forss was fourth and Canada's Jody Jamieson fifth.
SPORTS
December 28, 2014
Jack Eichel and Chase DeLeo scored in a shootout to help the U.S. men's hockey team beat defending champion Finland, 2-1, on Friday in their round-robin opener in the World Junior Championship in Montreal. Eichel is a freshman at Boston University, and DeLeo plays for Portland in the Western Hockey League. "We knew it was going to be a tough game," said Eichel, a top prospect in the 2015 NHL draft. "They're the defending champs, and you've got to give them a lot of credit.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
A DEFIANT Kimmo Timonen took his glimmering bronze medal out of a green Rolex box and held it up for all to see in the Flyers' locker room yesterday. "What a showoff!" teammate Hal Gill chirped. Timonen laughed. He was proud of the latest addition to his Olympic medal collection, to go along with two other bronze (2010, 1998) and one silver (2006) decorations. This one meant a little more than the rest. "I kept reading that some of you [media] thought we didn't have a chance," Timonen said, just about as fiery as he can be during press conferences.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Drew Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period and scored the game-winning goal with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left in overtime to lift Canada's Olympic team to a 2-1 win over Finland at the Sochi Games on Sunday. "I don't know what's going on," said Doughty, a Los Angeles defenseman who has four goals in three Olympic Games after scoring just eight times in 59 NHL games this season. "I don't score like this in L.A. at all. A lot of it is just my teammates. They're doing a great job getting me the puck.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOCHI - It sure didn't feel like an Olympic women's hockey game, not with temperatures outside Shayba Arena in the mid-50s and a soft Black Sea breeze bending rows of nearby palm trees. And it sure didn't look like an Olympic women's hockey game, not with the building less than half-filled and three Finnish cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms in the aisles. But the U.S. women's 3-1 triumph over Finland on Saturday afternoon was indeed an Olympic hockey game, and, for the Americans at least, a surprisingly significant one. The solid victory over one of the top four teams here validated their unusual decision to skip Friday night's opening ceremonies in order to focus and rest for the noon game.
NEWS
December 12, 2013
THE standardized tests known as the Program for International Student Assessment are considered so important that, when the latest results were released last week, the U.S. Department of Education participated in a so-called PISA Day. The leaders of the nation's teachers unions immediately fired off news releases asserting that the mediocre PISA scores of American students showed that more than a decade of testing-based reform had failed our schools....
SPORTS
February 15, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE COLUMBUS Blue Jackets hurried to make history. About 24 hours after firing Scott Howson, they announced the hiring of Jarmo Kekalainen, of Finland, as the first European to be a general manager in the National Hockey League. Kekalainen, director of amateur scouting with the St. Louis Blues from 2002-10, held a news conference Wednesday in his native Finland at the same time the Blue Jackets Blue Jackets held theirs in Ohio. "One of my dreams since I hung up my skates has been to be a GM of an NHL team sometime.
SPORTS
May 19, 2012
Jesse Joensuu 's winning goal with nine seconds left lifted Finland past the United States, 3-2, on Thursday for a place in the semifinals of the hockey world championships in Helsinki. Joensuu opened the scoring at 13 minutes, 27 seconds in the second period, before the Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Palmieri scored 20 seconds later. Bobby Ryan added a goal for the U.S. early in the third period. The Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu tied it with 6:58 left in the third.
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