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Ban on girls singing in Afghanistan reversed after social media campaign

ITV 19 Mar 2021
A ban on girls in Afghanistan singing has been reversed by officials following a social media campaign ... Report finds Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans ... Following the announcement that the ban had been lifted, Helsinki's deputy mayor for culture and leisure, Nasima Razmyar wrote on Twitter ... This is for you brave Afghan girls!" ... .
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Sustainable travel

The Independent 26 Feb 2021
In spite of its scenic location, Lahti might not be on the must-visit list for many leisure visitors to Finland, where the prime draws tend to be Helsinki, the Lakeland bordering Russia to the east, and Lapland, with its Northern Lights and Christmas themes.
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Sweden indignant as Finland excludes it from travel curb easing

Canada Dot Com 11 Jun 2020
HELSINKI — Finland’s government said on Thursday it will lift coronavirus-related restrictions on leisure travel to and from neighboring Baltic and Nordic countries, but excluded Sweden, prompting indignation in Stockholm ... Transit traffic via Helsinki airport will be ...
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Finland lifts travel restrictions on neighbours except Sweden

The Star 11 Jun 2020
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's government said on Thursday it will lift coronavirus-related restrictions on leisure travelling to and from neighbouring Baltic and Nordic countries, excluding Sweden ... .
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Finland lifts travel restrictions on neighbors except Sweden

Canada Dot Com 11 Jun 2020
HELSINKI — Finland’s government said on Thursday it will lift coronavirus-related restrictions on leisure traveling to and from neighboring Baltic and Nordic countries, excluding Sweden ... Transit traffic via Helsinki airport will be allowed, which will enable national ...
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Coronavirus: Restaurants and theatres to reopen in Finland, as Europe continues to ease lockdown

The Independent 01 Jun 2020
Finland and other European countries relaxed a string of coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday, permitting a wider range of leisure and social activities as well as limited travel. Helsinki said it would allow public gatherings of up to 50 people from 1 June, recommending that people stick to social distancing and hygiene guidance ... Read more ... .
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Helsinki violinist delivers food by bike as city fights coronavirus

Yahoo Daily News 17 Apr 2020
"We've called nearly every 80-year-old in Helsinki and checked if they need help," Tommi Laitio, Helsinki's executive director for culture and leisure, told Reuters ... He volunteered for a scheme that allows the city to redirect employees, mostly from its cultural and sports services, to the Helsinki Help service for the elderly.
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Finnair to deepen its cooperation with Juneyao Air

TravelDailyNews 14 Apr 2020
The aim is to establish a joint ...
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Hyatt Announces Plans for First Property in Finland With Grand Hansa Hotel

The Record 17 Dec 2019
The Grand Hansa Hotel will benefit from the strong demand of both business and leisure travelers to Helsinki with forecasts predicting 30 million passengers by 2030 ... Leisure guests will also benefit from being within a five-minute walk from nearby shopping outlets and tourist ...
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How Helsinki Built ‘Book Heaven’

CityLab 01 Nov 2019
At the CityLab DC conference this week, Tommi Laitio, Helsinki’s executive director for culture and leisure, offered his own, more personal take on exactly why this building is so important to Finland’s future ... (City of Helsinki) Its design reflects that lofty mission.
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A Card Game Designed to Help Urban Communities Plan For the Future

CityLab 26 Feb 2019
... discussion where the most vocal people take the floor first and set the agenda,” says Tommi Laitio, executive director of the City of Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division, which has been utilizing similar game methodologies to increase citizen participation in city planning.
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This library is Finland’s best birthday present to itself

The Star 11 Dec 2018
The library sits on a prime spot in Helsinki’s centre, directly opposite the Finnish Parliament. Installing the flowing wood panelling proved harder than expected in Helsinki’s freezing climate ...Oodi gives a new modern idea of what it means to be a library,” said Tommi Laitio, Helsinki’s executive director of culture and leisure.
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Finland's 'ode' to a new era in libraries

China Daily 04 Dec 2018
HELSINKI - What do you give the world's most literate country for its 100th birthday? For Finland's politicians and public, the answer was simple ... "Oodi gives a new modern idea of what it means to be a library," said Tommi Laitio, Helsinki's executive director of culture and leisure.
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Twenty years in the planning, Helsinki´s central library officially opens on Dec 5

The News International 03 Dec 2018
Helsinki ... "Oodi gives a new modern idea of what it means to be a library," Tommi Laitio, Helsinki´s executive director of culture and leisure, told AFP ... Helsinki ... "Oodi gives a new modern idea of what it means to be a library," Tommi Laitio, Helsinki´s executive director of culture and leisure, told AFP.
photo: Creative Commons / Vadelmavene
Helsinki Central Library Oodi under construction September 2018, Finland
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It took 20 years to plan Finland's new library

Gulf News 03 Dec 2018
Helsinki ... A room of Helsinki's new Central Library Oodi is seen during a preview on November 30, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland ... "Oodi gives a new modern idea of what it means to be a library," Tommi Laitio, Helsinki's executive director of culture and leisure, told AFP.
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