Update: Yandex seeks new electricity contract as Finland data center runs on diesel (Data Center Dynamics)

Data Center Dynamics: Update: Yandex seeks new electricity contract as Finland data center runs on diesel. “The 40MW facility in Mäntsälä, Finland, was cut off on 25 April because Yandex’s electricity contract had run out, according to local news services. The data center appears to be running at reduced capacity on its diesel generators and is putting little or no heat into the district heating system, which is now being fed using light fuel oil and natural gas, according to Nivos.”

IceNews: Website to Finland’s space-related projects recently launched

IceNews: Website to Finland’s space-related projects recently launched. “A new website dedicated to Finland’s space-related projects has recently been launched, the Finnish government has been announced. A collaboration between Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and Business Finland, the website will feature all of the country’s latest space projects and information about Finland’s space administration and international cooperation.”

BBC: Finnish teacher who secretly taught IS children in Syrian camps by text

BBC: Finnish teacher who secretly taught IS children in Syrian camps by text. “Every day at 09:00, Ilona Taimela greeted her students and explained their assignments. Her daily routine lasted about a year from May 2020 and in common with many other teachers she was working remotely. Except Ms Taimela’s students were being taught in a detention camp in north-eastern Syria – a world away from her desk in Finland.”

Sanna Marin: Finland’s PM sorry for clubbing after Covid contact (BBC)

BBC: Sanna Marin: Finland’s PM sorry for clubbing after Covid contact. “Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologised for going clubbing after coming into close contact with a Covid-19 case. Sanna Marin went on a night out in Helsinki on Saturday, hours after her foreign minister had tested positive. She was initially told she did not need to isolate because she had been fully vaccinated, but later missed a text that advised her to do so.”

Drone DJ: Nigerian TikTok star, 22, lands Finland drone job through social media videos

Drone DJ: Nigerian TikTok star, 22, lands Finland drone job through social media videos . “At first, Ignatius Asabor’s journey from Nigeria to Finland could sound like feel-good fiction. ‘You can’t imagine how happy I am,’ he tells you with his trademark toothy grin. But dig deeper, and you realize it’s a story of ambition, hard work, and tenacity. It also serves as a case in point that social media can be a very powerful tool in landing your dream job. Ignatius was born in 1999 in the Nigerian village of Utagba-Ogbe (Kwale). Last week, the 22-year-old engineer shifted base to Oulu, Finland. Filling the gap between the two coordinates are a curious mind, scrapyard robotics, and a ton of TikTok videos.”

Mashable: Oh nothing, just Eurovision winner Lordi casually getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Mashable: Oh nothing, just Eurovision winner Lordi casually getting the COVID-19 vaccine. “We’ve seen a fair few inspiring images of famous people posting photos of themselves getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but few rival a photograph taken on Sunday. Tomi Petteri Putaansuu of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi got his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday, in full garb.”

The Mayor (EU): Finland launches digital book collection to spark children’s interest in literature

The Mayor (EU): Finland launches digital book collection to spark children’s interest in literature . “More specifically, a digital collection of 95 titles will be made available on Friday 9 July via the Ellibs platform. The audio and e-books will be available in both Finnish and Swedish. What is more, the collection has been carefully selected by library professionals specialising in children and young people’s literature.”

PetaPixel: Helsinki Has a Website of 65,000 Free Photos Anyone Can Use

New-to-me, from PetaPixel: Helsinki Has a Website of 65,000 Free Photos Anyone Can Use. “The collection has been around since 2017 and is operated by Helsinki City Museum, which has free admission and is the world’s only museum focused on Helsinki’s history and heritage. The museum has a vast collection of roughly 1 million photographs, of which a sizable portion has been digitized and put online for the world to view (and more are being added on a regular basis).”

The Mayor: Finnish town offers a free home in exchange for social media marketing

The Mayor: Finnish town offers a free home in exchange for social media marketing. “In a bid to make a name for the city they govern, officials in the Finnish municipality of Luumäki have come up with an ingenious marketing scheme – offering a rent-free home to a family that is willing to promote the town on social media. The winning family will be telling the story of their life in Luumäki through its official Facebook and Instagram accounts, bringing some much-needed attention to its area.”

Ubergizmo: Finland Deploys COVID-19 Sniffer Dogs At The Airport

Ubergizmo: Finland Deploys COVID-19 Sniffer Dogs At The Airport. “We’ve all seen how dogs are deployed at checkpoints along the border or at airports to help sniff out drugs and other illegal substances that people should not be bringing into a country, but could sniffer dogs also be used to sniff out diseases in people, like the coronavirus? Apparently so, or that’s what Finnish researchers believe.” There’s already been quite a bit of research done into dogs sniffing out coronavirus.