Here we go

All band: Me, myself, I and Heikki (the bass player gets a job), we´ll take some gigs sometimes in clubs and other good places.
We ´re playing, `couse we like it. The subscription from here.
(Next gig 29.6.2011 - Get your ass at K-Klubi)
Next gig: 28.7 - Hiili, Aurinkoterassi). My regards.
Get your ass at Resistori-Klubi: Next gig: 29.9.2011 .. .. !
Next gig 1.5 at Kuopio Market Square at 14.00.
Next gig playing for Save the Rupla, 28.7.12 at Piispanpuisto (at Bishop´s Park of Kuopio).
Now: I´m gonna present some of my texts in three languages  with simple accompaniment at next TEXTfirst night.
Get your ass at Henry´s pub  15.1.2013 at 22h, for my please,..and the new gig: April 16nd.
I will get my ass and quitar to Lekkeri 13.4.2013 @ Helmi's birthday party with streetpunk.
the next time you will see me in Kuopio will be 26th May 2013. there comes a gig ... at Pushkin's statue to start at 12:00.
Next gig playing for Save the Rupla, 23th November 2013 at Rupla. Starts at 14:00 -> Get your ass on there where occurs!
Nästa min spelning ska finnas på Nykterhetshuset 2014/12/04 (kl 11:00) i Kuopio. Hör du, som nya arbetarklassmusik, några bra låtar.
The Next gig will be May 1, 2014 on Kuopio Market Square's stage at 9.00.
.. and you will also see me in Kuopio on the gig-stage at the lake of Valkeinen about at fourte
en May 1, 2014.

hemmagården på onsdag, den 28:e dagen kl 21 i denna månad ->
Ro sitt röv hit och se:
The Old Union Band.
The solo-gig on the Kuopio's VR-Magazine at 8/08/2015 Saturday. There will be some kind of antifascist theme. Get your ass there at 19:00. The next gig at same place at 29/8/
den spelningen på Kuopios marknadstorget den lördag, 12 september (2015) klockan 11 framåt.
det kommer att
finnas upproret nu!
Live at BilliardCenter oct 30, 2015. The FridayBand.
scenen 6 augusti `16 på Peräniemenkasino i Kuopio.
Följande gig på scenen 12 augusti `17 vid Peräniemenkasino i Kuopio-stad.
Gig på Peräniemenkasino den 4 september 2021. Jag har startat nya soloalbumsinspelningar.

Ps. Someone did ask,
my first album The Desert Songs is sold out.
I `m sorry.
(we are working with the new material)
(Update 20.9.11: Heikki has left the band.)
(Update 08.7.12: ROH Band Mark II works)
(Update 30.3.14: The Old Union Band has been formed)
(Update 30.8.15) the newly named: Fridayband.

24 nov. 2022

En chock!

Det händer alltid något i världen som man inte ens kan föreställa sig i förväg.
i Sverige kunde spermier användas för donation utan mäns tillstånd – det var en chock för alla.
 
Enligt SVT kan spermier ha använts för insemination utan tillstånd på Halmstad lasarett! En uppgiftsgranskning kan avslöja två fall där donatorbarn hittades av biologiska fäder som oberoende uppger att de aldrig donerat spermier. Däremot har de sökt hjälp från samma fertilitetsklinik. – Jag kan bara tycka synd om det, säger Halmstad kvinnoklinik verksamhetschef Maud Ankardal till SVT.
Emelie blev till med hjälp av donerade spermier vid kvinnokliniken på Länssjukhuset i Halmstad och föddes 1986, rapporterar Expressen.  När hon sedan i vuxen ålder kontaktade kliniken för uppgifter om donatorn, hade de ingen information att ge. 
För att få svar gjorde Emelie DNA-test och kunde genom släktforskare spåra sin donator till en man i Halmstad vid namn Zdravko.
För Zdravko kom Emelies existens som en chock, han hade aldrig donerat någon sperma. Däremot hade han i samband med en fertilitetsutredning med sin dåvarande fru lämnat spermieprov på kliniken.
Den fruktansvärda händelsen.

22 nov. 2022

It suffers chronically from bots, fake accounts and other problems

Former US president Donald Trump's once-blocked Twitter  - but account reappeared on Saturday after the platform's new CEO Elon Musk announced he was lifting the ban.

Musk started a Twitter poll on Saturday, asking his legion of 117 million followers if Trump should be reinstated on the platform. 
Soon Trump's suspended account was reinstated, complete with the 59,000 tweets - he made them during his time on the platform.
However, Donald Trump was less than keen earlier in the day and said he had no interest in returning to Twitter. 
According to Trump Twitter is suffering from bots, fake accounts and that the problems it faced were almost incredible.

13 nov. 2022

Banksy was there

Credit: Instagram by Martyn Reed, an artist, who said:
 "It’s beginning to look like Banksy is in Ukraine."
Unknow street artist, called Banksy has unveiled his latest artworks in the liberated Ukrainian town of Borodianka.
Borodianka was hit particularly hard by Russian airstrikes in the first few weeks of the conflict
The graffiti artist posted three images of the piece Friday on social media, with a simple caption reading Borodyanka, Ukraine - perhaps using an alternative spelling for the town's name.
Banksy is working in the war-torn country in Borodianka, located just about 35 miles northwest of the capital, Kyiv. 
It was home to 13,000 people before the war, but most fled after Russia's invasion. What was left of Borodianka, after intense shelling and devastating strikes, was then occupied by Russian forces, who moved in on February 28.
Look at one artwork, not officially claimed by the artist, depicted a man being flipped during a judo match with a little boy.
Another showed two children using a metal tank trap as a seesaw.
Borodianka was hit particularly hard by Russian airstrikes at the start of the invasion of Ukraine in February, with many buildings reduced to piles of rubble by long-range attacks.
The town has since been the focus of reconstruction efforts, with several tower blocks demolished as a result of damage caused by the fighting.

1 nov. 2022

I felt a tremendous amount of power there - there was such a time in 2018 in November-Decembe

During the 2018 Moscow City Duma election Alexei Navalny supported independent candidates, most of whom were not allowed to participate in the elections, which led to mass street protests. 
Navalny led protests on urge a boycott of Russia's 2018 presidential election. Navalny was arrested on the day of the protest and then released the same day, pending trial.
I saw him.
I saw som extremely strong speachers on the edge of the Red Square.
The megaphone was directed towards the Kremlin administrative quarters.
The mood was ominous.
It didn't really do anything to stay there.
Previously.
In July 2019, Navalny was arrested, first for ten days, and then, almost immediately, for 30 days. On the evening of 28 July, he was hospitalised with severe damage to his eyes and skin. 
On 29 July 2019, Navalny was discharged from hospital and taken back to prison, despite the objections of his personal physician who questioned the hospital's motives.
Supporters of Navalny and journalists near the hospital were attacked by the police and many were detained.

25 okt. 2022

Very terrible things

Here comes the world wide news. 
A pro-Kremlin television presenter has been accused of inciting genocide after calling for Ukrainian children to be “drowned” and “burned” alive during an interview on the state-funded RT channel.
Anton Krasovsky, the chief of Russian-language broadcasting for the channel formerly called Russia Today, said Ukrainian children who said they were being occupied by Russia should be 
“thrown in a river with a strong undercurrent”.
But even in the era of Russian wartime propaganda, where it appears that allmost anything goes, Krasovsky’s remarks have provoked a backlash, commented The Guardian.
They should have been drowned in the Tysyna river,”

said Krasovsky during an interview with the fantasy writer Sergei Lukyanenko

“Just drown these children. Drown them!”
Recently he was suspended from RT, and the head of Russia’s powerful investigative committee said it would review his remarks as part of a potential criminal investigation.
The incident has been deeply embarrassing for RT, which has been a vocal cheerleader for the war but also distanced itself from his remarks.
“For the moment, I am halting our cooperation [with this Krasovsky], because neither I nor the rest of the RT team can allow even the thought to flash that one of us is capable of supporting such savagery,” wrote RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, in a post.
Still Russian state media has previously hosted commentators who have denied the existence of Ukrainian culture or called for the country’s total annexation by Russia.

It is also still very unclear what has happened to the tens of thousands of children who were robbed from Ukraine by the Russian military forces.
I'm afraid we'll never see them alive again.



18 okt. 2022

Kyssen och ett fönster

Edvard Munch
- detalj av verket Kyssen,1897; båda kyssarnas huvuden smälts samman. Ansiktena är otydliga och det enda ljuset kommer från ett fönster i bakgrunden.
Målningen visar ett par som omfamnar varandra i den långa kyssen. Kärleken brinner och brinner i dem på natten.
Kyssen ingår i den serie på omkring 20 målningar som benämns Livsfrisen och skildrar den moderna människans ångest och kanska dunkla vardagsliv. 
Verkets mest kända versionerna är två oljemålningar från 1892 respektive 1897 som tillhör Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design respektive Munchmuseet, båda i Oslo.
Kyss (på norska) är en serie målningar av den norske konstnären Edvard Munch från åren 1891–1897. De  De tidigare versionerna kallas på norska: Kyss ved vinduet.
(Munch utförde även ett antal etsningar och träsnitt med samma motiv som idag bland annat finns utställda på Moderna museet och Thielska galleriet i Stockholm).

15 okt. 2022

Storm Eunice

Here's an image of Monstrous waves battering a Lighthouse. 
Christopher Ison's dramatic photo, 'Storm Eunice', taken in Newhaven in the UK last year.
This photograph has won the Royal Meteorological Society Weather Photographer of the Year Competition 2022.
The judges commented that they loved the power of nature in the photo: 
“That reminding us how small and insignificant we are as it conveys the dramatic movement and force of sea together with the resistance offered by a man-made building.”
A man speaks:
"I was rewarded with a set of images I’m very proud of,”
Ison says.
“When the storm was predicted, and it was carrying the first ever red warning for the south coast of England, I knew I had to find a spot to record it – this was going to be big.” 
“I got there reasonably early to find many photographers already drenched in rain and seawater, standing very close to the harbor wall. "
And:
"I decided to head to high ground and slightly further away with my back to the weather." 
A monstrous year. (I say)

9 okt. 2022

Crimean Bridge burned down as an attack against Russia

The Kerch bridge burn, symbol of Russia’s occupation of the Crimean peninsula, was hit at dawn the day after the president’s birthday.
The blast, when it came at 6.07am (3.07 GMT), was devastating. 
Pressure on V. Putin grows now as this his jewel in the crown bridge to Crimea is blown up
On the train tracks above, the powerful blast wave ruptured the fuel tanks, releasing a waterfall of burning fuel as the road carriageway buckled and collapsed. One of the supports, with its twin reinforced concrete pillars and pedestal, apparently evaporated.
Within minutes, images were circulating on Ukrainian and Russian social media channels and soon being posted around the world.

5 okt. 2022

The torture room was found in Pisky-Radkivski village, Kharkiv region

An suspected incinerator similar to the one used by the Nazis at Auschwitz.
"Another torture chamber of the Russian occupiers."
Anton Gerashchenko
, who serves as an adviser to the minister of internal affairs of Ukraine, tweeted the latest accusation of abuse, sharing photos that appear to indicate torture in the village of Pisky-Radkivski.
"Investigators found a torture room in Pisky-Radkivski village, Kharkiv region. Tortures such as being buried alive and putting a burning rug into a gas mask were reported. A box with torn out teeth implants was also found." 
Gerashchenko tweeted on Tuesday.

According to NewsWeek this one Ukrainian official presented photographic evidence on Tuesday of torture rooms in a village in the country's Kharkiv region.
One photograph showed a gas mask, which he said was used for torture, thrown on the ground. Another showed a box that appeared to contain teeth that were forcibly removed from torture victims. Evidence of being buried alive was also found in the village.
Allegations of war crimes and abuse from Russian soldiers emerged soon after President Vladimir Putin launched the Ukraine "special military operation" on February 24.

Slava Ukraini!



4 okt. 2022

Jack Bruce

Young Jack Bruce with his Fender VI.
You sometimes played a Fender VI.
“Yes. I started playing that with Graham Bond, because when John McLaughlin left it meant that I could do little guitar-type solos and stuff. It wasn’t really a very playable instrument because the strings were very close together for a bass, and the scale was too big for a guitarist. It was a kind of hybrid. I enjoyed it for a while, it was fun.”
Was it only with Cream that you were allowed to express yourself on the bass as much as you wanted?
“Well, I was always doing that, really. Obviously with Cream we were able to do that because it was a jamming-type band. Cream was like a jazz band, but we didn’t tell Eric that... we were like a little free-jazz trio with Eric as Ornette Coleman, but without him knowing it.”
(Eric once said that his own band played for the first time only on the Ocean Boulevard album.)

27 sep. 2022

Peter

Peter and Hugh at the Savoy Theater in Helsinki
 on October 24, 2021.
With the Pawn Hearts, 1971, we felt something like this:
"That when he makes my teeth hurt with his singing, it's done on-purpose. That the squint that pinches my face when I hear him sing is my lack of knowledge about this next level of singing - singing so beyond my comprehension that I'm like a Neanderthal trying to figure out a Rubik's Cube. So I feel bad that I'm just not at that level.
Then I think, what if the people telling me all of the above are just messing with me."
I have been this kind of man, said my friends, and I 'm still it.

 "I've been doing what the hell I like for 50 years", he said 2017. Five yars ago.
Can I still see Peter Hammill?
I’ve been an ardent listener since 1971.
Hammill's voice is a very distinctive element of his music.
"Singing in registers from baritone to high falsetto, Peter growls, croons, shrieks and shouts in ways that have drawn comparison with the guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix, "
writes Wikipedia.
I' also like Hendrix and I play his music.

Peter, I hope you are feeling better.

Peter Hammill (four months ago) on Twitter: 
"Sorry to say that the tour’s off as I had a hospital visit and surgery overnight. All well now but recovery time will b needed."

I hope. 

26 sep. 2022

Riots broke out all over Russia

One Russian man opening fire and killing the 
in Irkutsk region. 
New wave of arsons at military enlistment offices and local administrations unfolds across Russia when Vladimir Putin announced the Russian mobilization - arsonists started to set fire to military enlistment and administrative buildings and one office of the United Russia party with renewed vigor.
In the first six months of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine at least 20 military commissariats were set on fire; now the frequency of such incidents has increased dramatically. 
This is a partial list of new instances of arson – more are likely to follow.

According to Meduza women in Dagestan and other regions protest mobilization 
Residents of Dagestan carried out several actions protesting mobilization, the largest of which was in Makhachkala, Meduza reported.
Starting around 3:00pm Moscow time residents, mostly women, gathered in the center of the city. 
The Telegram channel “Morning Dagestan,” which had more than 30,000 subscribers before the action, published a call to come out to a demonstration. By 4:00pm about 100 people had come out, reports Dagestan outlet Chernovik:  “mothers and children gathered, and representatives of older generations, and youth.” Judging by witnesses’ videos, a few hundred people were at the protest in Makhachkala. 


22 sep. 2022

Need for the fast-tracking solution

Security forces arrested more than 1,400 people in Russia on
Wednesday night during protests condemning the mobilization,
a rights group said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered
Russia's first military draft since World War II.
Here comes Finland fast-tracking solution to restrict tourist visas for Russians.
Finland will not want to become a transit country for Russian tourists aiming to access to the rest of Europe. Here experts from various ministries are currently working on a solution and the matter would soon be submitted to Parliament.
There is no moral or ethical basis for allowing Russian tourism to continue as normal. We have often raised this issue in the EU.
We are very, very disappointed with the EU's handling of the visa issue, and that introducing restrictions to the Schengen system had proven difficult. 
Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday that Finland is urgently seeking a solution to restrict the issuing of tourist visas to Russian citizens.
According to the minister, Finland now wants a national solution to ensure this happens. Haavisto noted that he was disappointed with the EU's handling of the visa issue, and that introducing restrictions to the Schengen system had proven difficult.
Although Finland reduced the number of tourist visas granted to Russians considerably, not all countries have followed suit. As a result, a national solution is now being prepared.
On Monday, Finland appealed to the European Commission to issue an EU-wide recommendation that would restrict the entry of Russian citizens into EU countries under tourism visas, but without success.


12 sep. 2022

Я верю, что украинский флаг и свободная жизнь снова вернутся в Крым

"Верьте в ВСУ и ждите увольнения". В Крыму по РосТВ показали ролик с обращением Владимира Зеленского  – фрагмент обращения президента от 4 сентября.
Крымчанам показали фрагмент одного из вечерних обращений Зеленского
Перед выступлением Зеленского несколько секунд транслировались информационное сообщение
– жителей Крыма на украинском призывали держаться подальше от российских военных объектов,
 "верить в ВСУ и ждать освобождения."
9 сентября в оккупированном Россией Крыму на российских телеканалах приступили к трансляции обращения президента Украины Владимира Зеленского. Видео было опубликовано в верифицированном Telegram-канале Ukraine NOW.
Слава Украине!
"Я верю, что украинский флаг и свободная жизнь снова вернутся в Крым. Мы освободим всю нашу землю и наших людей. ВСУ, наша разведка и специальные службы уже делают шаги именно для этого, и эти шаги можно услышать, и все видят, оккупанты уже начали бежать из Крыма. Это правильный выбор для них всех. Мы вернем свободу Крыма, всем нашим людям в Крыму и обязательно сделаем Крым одним из лучших, комфортных мест в Европе. Крым этого заслуживает",
говорит он.

5 sep. 2022

Sanningen måste avslöjas

Här kommer Estonian Accident Investigation Centers nya bild från utredningar av Estonia fartygs vraket.
Vid tidpunkten för olyckan gjorde stormakternas underrättelsetjänster fortfarande vad de ville här. Och den mindre tacksamma delen av de små staterna var att dölja vad de gjorde här. 
Chefen för Estlands haverikommission, kapten Rene Arikas, säger att skadorna på skrovet är klart mer omfattande än vad som beräknades förra året.
Enligt förra årets förundersökningar var bristningen på höger sida fyra meter hög och 22 meter bred.
"Nu har vi fått veta att revan är minst sex meter hög och minst 40 meter bred."
Utredningen av vraket av fartyget som sjönkes på år 1994 på rutten Tallinn-Stockholm fortsätter. Det beslutades att återuppta undersökningarna efter att tv-teamet upptäckt en tidigare okänd reva i fartygets skrov hösten 2020.

23 aug. 2022

Our Prime Minister, I am speechless


"In my opinion that photo is not appropriate, I apologise for that, that photo shouldn't have been taken." 
PM Sanna Marin and Sabina Särkkä.

Here in Finland we have couple of videos of the Prime Minister dancing, singing and partying with various Finnish celebrities and public figures spread throughout social media. I see from this picture that soon they (guests in Prime Minister's official Kesäranta residence) will make love - maybe.
Speaking to reporters following a speech at the annual meeting in Helsinki of Finland's heads of missions abroad, Marin explained that she invited some friends over to Kesäranta after the Ruisrock music festival to "sauna, swim and spend time together."

For six out of nine days, PM has been found drinking.

Everything is not okay.



16 aug. 2022

Welcome back to the Middle Ages

Here comes a brand new report Safeguard Defenders, Drugged and Detained: China’s Psychiatric Prisons. PDF.
In 2022, the Chinese Communist Party, so called CCP is still routinely locking up political targets in psychiatric hospitals despite implementing legal changes to stop this barbaric practice more than a decade ago.
In the name of stability maintenance, the CCP is able to remove petitioners and activists entirely out of the justice system, with no hope of seeing a lawyer or going to trial, while “diagnosing” them with mental illness so that they are socially isolated even after release.
Detained: China’s psychiatric prisons, exposes how Chinese police and government agents are still sending petitioners and activists to psychiatric wards for medically-unnecessary compulsory treatment, where some languish for years.
Raport China’s Psychiatric Prisons tells all what's going on.
It provides evidence that China is routinely locking up activists and petitioners in mental hospitals, one of the most chilling ways that China silences critics.
Mental torture: China is locking up critics in psychiatric facilities
In China, posting a political comment, submitting a complaint about a corrupt official, or shouting slogans in the street, will quickly get you locked up in a detention centre.
Or it might get you committed to a psychiatric hospital.

Organsiation used secondary sourced interviews of victims and their families and found 99 people had been locked up in psychiatric wards 144 times in the seven years from 2015 to 2021, covering 109 hospitals in 21 provinces, municipalities or regions across China.
Sure, may all those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. Countless more cases would not have been noticed by NGOs and media, especially in this climate of fear under Xi Jinping that has increasingly closed off China to the outside world.

15 aug. 2022

Alcohol destroys human chromosomes

Human Chromosomes' telomere length medical concept and 
telomeres located on the end caps of a chromosome resulting in 
aging by damaging DNA or protection.
Credit: Lightspring Shutterstock.com
Alcohol’s impact on telomere length, a proposed marker of biological aging, is almost clear. 
The studyTrusted Source, published by Nature, in Molecular Psychiatry, is the largest of its kind to date.
Shorter telomeres were found in those who drank heavily or had alcohol use disorder (for example, there were about 400,000 alcoholics in Finland, in other words, about seven percent of the entire population).
In this case researchers reviewed data of over 245,000 UK individuals to assess how alcohol impacts aging.
We performed the largest observational study to date (in n = 245, 354 UK Biobank participants) and compared findings with Mendelian randomization estimates, 
they say.
Telomere length is linked to biological aging and disease onset.
The pros and cons of drinking alcohol are frequently relayed, and there’s a new addition to the ever-growing list. Research conducted by Oxford Population Health, part of the University of Oxford, indicates excessive alcohol consumption can speed up the aging process at a biological level.
Data on participants’ weekly alcohol consumption — self-reported when joining the Biobank — was used as the basis of an observational analysis.

Observational analysis findings indicated that heavy alcohol drinkers and those with alcohol use disorder (AUD) were significantly more likely to have shorter telomeres — an essential part of our chromosomes linked to aging and the onset of various health concerns.
Meanwhile, the MR analysis also found a strong link between telomere length and genetically-predicted AUD. The most influential gene was discovered to be AD1HB, which acts as an alcohol metabolizer in the body.
Also stress has even been reported to accelerate aging and the onset of age-related diseases. Recent research links both chronic and perceived stress and alcoholism with telomere shortening, a phenomenon with a known relationship to cellular aging.

10 aug. 2022

A lackey of the Kreml

“Although unwillingly, the organization created material that sounds like support for Russian narratives. Seeking to protect civilians, the study has instead become a tool of Russian propaganda.” 
So says Director of Amnesty International Ukraine, Oksana Pokalchuk, who has spent seven years documenting and investigating human rights abuses as Director of Amnesty International Ukraine, tendered hers resignation as the backlash continued over a controversial Amnesty International report titled, 
“Ukrainian fighting tactics endanger civilians.”
Pokalchuk took to Facebook on August 4 to disavow the report, explaining that Amnesty’s global branch had effectively sidelined the Amnesty Ukraine team and proceeded with publication without their input or consent. She resigned the following day.
The Kremlin has warmly welcomed Amnesty’s claims, with Russian officials actively promoting the report to justify Moscow’s ongoing bombing campaign in Ukraine.  
Some of the expectations expressed in the Amnesty report, such as the notion that Ukrainian troops should defend civilians from Russian attack without stationing themselves nearby, are nothing short of absurd
Hundreds of people canceled their donations to Amnesty.

5 aug. 2022

Vi mår bra

Vi mår rätt bra i jobbet, gott ledarskap är viktigt för att vi ska orka.
Aktivt lärande hopar sig till dem som i och med sin utbildning och sina arbetsuppgifter redan har bra kompetens, goda färdigheter och goda utvecklingsmöjligheter, säger arbetslivsbarometern. 
Det är en undersökning som utförs varje år och får vi tro på resultaten från 2021 så har 80 procent av löntagarna en god arbetsförmåga i förhållande till arbetets fysiska och psykiska krav.
Det kontinuerliga lärandet är en viktig faktor för att vi ska må bra i arbetet. 
Men till exempel detta kontinuerligt lärande är inte alla förunnat utan blir lätt en klassfråga, visar den nya arbetslivsbarometern. 
Den arbetarskyddsreformen är på gång. Arbetslivsbaromentern visar ändå stora klasskillnader när det gäller kontinuerligt lärande.
En rätt positiv syn på arbetsmarknaden, så beskriver Arbets- och näringslivsministeriet löntagarnas känslor från det andra coronaåret. 

1 aug. 2022

Первое судно с украинским продовольствием вышло из Одесского порта

Президентом Украины Владимиром Зеленским
Фото: Офис президента Украины.
Сегодня Украина вместе с партнерами делает очередной шаг к предотвращению мирового голода. Разблокировка портов даст не менее 1 млрд долларов валютной выручки для экономики и возможность для аграрного сектора спланировать посевную в следующем году.
Украина является 4-м крупнейшим экспортером кукурузы в мире, поэтому возможность его вывоза через порты – это колоссальный вес успех для обеспечения глобальной продовольственной безопасности.
 На его борту 26 тыс. тонн украинской кукурузы.
Вместе с представителями ООН и Турции уже наработаны внутренние операционные регламенты. Со своей стороны, Украина сделала все, чтобы возобновить работу портов и всех задействованных предприятий. Важно отметить о неукоснительной поддержке со стороны американских и европейских партнеров на пути к разблокированию украинских морских портов
Это был сложный путь продолжительностью 3 месяца. Все это время процесс переговоров и согласования вопросов безопасности контролировался Президентом Украины Владимиром Зеленским:
"Мы благодарны партнерам, которые, несмотря на сложности, не останавливали работу по подготовке к экспорту."
Хороший!

30 juli 2022

En studie snakkar att Rysslands ekonomi förlamad av sanktionerna

Sanktionerna har tillintetgjort 30 år av utländska investeringar och företagsetableringar i landet, visar en ny studie av forskare vid Yaleuniversitet,
Så finns det klart att Ryssland drabbas hårdare av sanktionerna från väst än vad som framkommer av medierapporteringen. 

Det finns många typer av sanktioner.
Med ekonomiska sanktioner försöker västländerna göra Rysslands ekonomi så svag att Ryssland tvingas avsluta kriget i Ukraina. Ryssarna blir fattigare på grund av sanktionerna. Västländerna hoppas att det leder till missnöje med ryska ledare och det dyra kriget.
Och på grund av sanktioner kan ryska banker inte fungera i västländerna. Västerländska företag lämnar Ryssland. Handeln mellan Ryssland och västvärlden har minskat väldigt mycket. Ryska produkter säljs inte i västerländska butiker.

Here come grain ships

a guided walking tour in Kyiv.
Photo: EPA.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky visits port as Ukraine prepares to ship out grain. He's saying the departure of grain will begin with several ships that were already loaded but could not leave Ukrainian ports after Russia invaded in late February.
Zelenskyy has visits a Black Sea port as crews prepared terminals to export grain trapped by Russia’s five-month-old war, work that was inching forward a week after a deal was struck to allow critical food supplies to flow to millions of impoverished people facing hunger worldwide.
“The first vessel, the first ship is being loaded since the beginning of the war,” 
Zelenskyy, in his signature olive T-shirt, tells reporters on Friday as he stands next to a Turkish-flagged ship at the Chernomorsk port in the Odesa region.
Ukraine is a key global exporter of wheat, barley, corn and sunflower oil, and the loss of those supplies has raised global food prices, threatened political instability and helped push more people into poverty and hunger in already vulnerable countries.

29 juli 2022

Yesterday


Jonas Metsäkylä Trio
has once again adapted the best jazz classics to a dynamically rich trio line-up. 
I saw & heard that this band has been workking closely developing their ensemble playing and honing their artistic vision for a few years now.
Jonas Metsäkylä, guitar. Kaisa Mäensivu, bass. Joe Peri, drums.
This time, the repertoire includes compositions from the pens of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, among others. 

22 juli 2022

en Finne igen.

Finska kvinnan knuffade ner mannen på spåret – då kom tåget
Den tredje juli blev en äldre man nerknuffad framför tunnelbanan av en kvinna som kunde gripas på platsen.
 ”Han var ju svart”,
sa hon orden i polisförhöret.
Bild: tv4.se
Enligt Expressen som rapporterar om ärendet, har den misstänkte
finskt medborgarskap.

Mannen fick skador i huvudet och handen, men tack vare vittnen som ingrep och stannade tåget, så kunde mannen räddas upp från spåret. I tisdags väcktes åtal mot kvinnan som misstänks för mordförsök, alternativt grov misshandel.

16 juli 2022

Стыд! просто как это стыдно!

Втягивание финнов в махинации Кремля служит только путинской пропаганде.
МОСКВА, 15 июля. ТАСС Рустам Шарафутдинов
Бывший главный тренер мужской сборной России по волейболу финн Туомас Саммелвуо своей работой и результатом на Олимпийских играх в Токио заслужил орден Дружбы. 
Указ о награждении финского специалиста был опубликован в пятницу на официальном интернет-портале правовой информации.
Саммелвуо 46 лет, он возглавлял сборную России с 2019 года и покинул пост главного тренера команды в феврале 2022 года.

An altruistic person can sacrifice himself

Here comes one of the best documentaries I've ever seen.

Navalny
          Rating: R (Some Language)
            Genre: Documentary
            Original Language: Russian
            Director: Daniel Roher
            Producer: Diane Becker, Shane Boris, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
            Release Date (Theaters): Apr 11, 2022  Limited
            Runtime: 1h 38m
            Distributor: Fathom Events

Watch the trailer for award-winning film Navalny.

The CNN docfilm follows Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, through his political rise, attempted assassination and search to uncover the truth.
Winner of the Sundance Festival Favorite Award, Navalny follows Russian opposition leader Navalny as he investigates the circumstances of his own attempted assassination. The film premieres was April 24 at 9 p.m. on CNN.
Shot as the story unfolded, Navalny is a fly-on-the-wall documentary thriller about anti-authoritarian Russian opposition leader. 
In this documentary he recovers in Berlin after nearly being poisoned to death with the nerve agent Novichok - he makes shocking discoveries about his assassination attempt and bravely decides to return home--whatever the consequences.


12 juli 2022

Super-deep objects

Here comes a first full-colour picture from the new James Webb Space Telescope has been released. Webb identified its super-deep objects after only 12.5 hours of observations
As a consequence, it's possible this is even the deepest cosmic viewing field ever obtained.
The image is said to be the deepest, most detailed infrared view of the Universe to date, containing the light from galaxies that has taken many billions of years to reach us.
Further debut pictures from James Webb are due to be released by Nasa in a global presentation today, on Tuesday.
Scientists can tell from the quality of the data produced by Webb that the telescope is sensing space way beyond the most far-flung object in this image. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second (in 3D space). 
They're going back about 13 and a half billion years. And since we know the Universe is 13.8 billion years old, you're going back almost to the beginning.

There are actually seven parallel levels in the universe - they will also emerge.

5 juli 2022

Mannen gjorde uppror för Guds nåd

Arvid Järnefelt, målning av Eero Järnefelt.
Arvid Järnefelt
  (1861-1932) var personlig vän och förtrogen med Leo Tolstoj; dom brevväxlade fram till Tolstojs död 1910.

Arvid Järnefelt föddes 1861 i Pulkova, en by i närheten av S:t Petersburg. Han var son till geodeten och topografen, sedermera generalen och guvernören Alexander Järnefelt, som vid denna tid var verksam vid ryska generalstabens observa­torium på nämnda ort. 
På år 1891, då Järnefelt var auskultant i Vasa hovrätt, förändrades hans liv plötsligt. Denna tolstojanism var en på Jesu bergspredikan grundad morallära, som förnekade treenigheten, arvsynden, Kristi­ gudom­lighet, underverken, de dödas uppståndelse, himmel och helvete, dopet, nattvarden och de övriga sakramenten. 
Rörelsen var pacifistisk och manade till sexuell återhållsamhet. Vidare skulle man livnära sig på eget och inte på andras arbete samt älska alla människor på samma villkor. 
En tydlig protestkaraktär hade Järnefelts beslut att vägra döpa sina barn och ikke betala skatt. 
Och sen det mest dramatiska skedet i hans religiösa strävan inföll i slutet av 1910-talet. 
År 1917 utmanade han myndigheterna genom att förkunna sin lära om kärlek, broderskap och jämlikhet i kyrkor runt om i Helsingfors, vilket resulterade i en fängelsedom på två månader.
Social oro under den ryska revolutionen spred sig till Finland. Arvid Järnefelt och hans anhängare är inblandade i Helsingfors kyrkans upplopp i maj 1917  vars andra ledare är anarkisten Jean Boldt.
IMaj 1917trots prästernas motstånd organiserade han tre möten i kyrkorna i Helsingfors, som sammanförde flera tusen militanter.
Arvid Järnefelt berättar om social jämlikhet, pacifism och presenterar sina egna religiösa visioner. 
"Kyrkans lära, katekeser och sådana böner, har lärt människor att tro att de själva inte var ansvariga för vad de gjorde. Detta är anledningen till världskrig och dödande i trons namn."
Arvid Järnefelt på söndagen den 20 maj 1917 i Berghäll i Helsingfors.
Dessa händelser åtföljs också av störningar och anhängare av Järnefelt anklagas för våld. 
Den arbetarpressen stöder författaren som väcker uppmärksamhet åt sociala sjukdomar. Järnefelt får också förståelse från Eino Leino, Pekka Ervast och Aino Sibelius (Arvid's syster). 
En bok med kyrktal från Järnefelt publicerades samma år. 
et leder honom till ett fängelsestraff som slutar med benådningen av Carl Gustav Mannerheim 1919. Från 1922 reser Arvid Järnefelt mycket utomlands och inleder en ny kreativ period vars produktion anses vara den bästa delen av. hans arbete.
Han åtlydde sitt samvetes röst och lämnade vid två tillfällen 1919–1920 sin familj för att leva enligt sin läras viktigaste bud: att alla människor måste älskas och hjälpas i samma grad, inte ens den egna familjen hade företräde.

Denna livsförändring innebar också början på en nästan fyrtio år lång mångsidig och produktiv författarkarriär. 
Bland annat han översatte också flitigt både fakta och fiktion från svenska, ryska och engelska till finska, och översatte egna arbeten till svenska.

Tolstojans inflytande framträdde redan i sin roman Isänmaa publicerades 1893. 1895 inledde Järnefelt korrespondens med Leo Tolstoy och han träffade honom.
Dom träffades två gånger, 1899 och 1910. Järnefelt var socialt engagerad och bistod fångar, fattiga och förtryckta.


23 juni 2022

Buddha brought compassion and wisdom into the world

According to Buddha the gereral purpose of life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. For this task, a person needs in-sight vision.

This scene was painted for the Robert Louis Stevenson book Treasure Island, specifically for the chapter titled ‘The last of the Blind Man.’ In the scene from the book, a shot rang out, scaring off the pirates. Louis writes “…the buccaneers turned at once and ran, separating in every direction, one seaward along the cove, one slant across the hill, and so on, so that in half a minute not a sign of them remained but Pew
Him they had deserted, whether in sheer panic or out of revenge for his ill words and blows I know not; but there he remained behind, tapping up and down the road in a frenzy, and groping and calling for his comrades.”
“Treasure Island,” published in 1911 and illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.

This book series continued on a nearly one-a-year basis through the 1930s. Perhaps Wyeth illustrated the largest number of books – 16 – more than any other artist.
Also The blind leading the blind, painting by Pieter Bruegel, an idiom and a metaphor in the form of a parallel phrase, it is used to describe a situation where a person who knows nothing - don't see by his own soul.
is an another idiom - it is used to describe a situation where a person who knows nothing is getting advice and help from another person.


20 juni 2022

Karma

Medan man levde i medeltida inkarnation - var jag en av tempelriddaren i Sverige någonstans i Götaland (och i Småland) -  lovade jag leva i fattigdom. 
Tänker jag att den eden fortfarande fungerar.
Detta förklarar många saker i det här livet.
Men ... hur blev man riddare?
En avgörande skillnad mellan riddare och andra ryttarkrigare var att de som skulle bli riddare, som bli nybörjade, först var tvungna att bli dubbade till ridderskapet av mestaren. 
I det fullt utvecklade riddarväsendet från 1100-talet och framåt kunde detta ske först efter flera års upplärning, till en början som page och därefter som väpnare.

15 juni 2022

Why?

China’s Sky Eye
In September 2020, Sky Eye, which is located in China’s southwestern Guizhou province and has a diameter of 500 meters (1,640 feet), officially launched a search for extraterrestrial life. 
"The team detected two sets of suspicious signals in 2020 while processing data collected in 2019, and found another suspicious signal in 2022 from observation data of exoplanet targets,"
  Zhang Tonjie, chief scientist of an extraterrestrial civilization search team co-founded by Beijing Normal University - has said according to the Bloomberg.
China’s Sky Eye is extremely sensitive in the low-frequency radio band and plays a critical role in the search for alien civilizations.
China said its giant Sky Eye telescope may have picked up signs of alien civilizations, according to a report by the state-backed Science and Technology Daily, which then appeared to have deleted the report and posts about the discovery.
The narrow-band electromagnetic signals detected by Sky Eye -- the world’s largest radio telescope -- differ from previous ones captured and the team is further investigating them, the report said, the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of California.

It isn’t clear why this report was removed from the website of the Science and Technology Daily, the official newspaper of China’s science and technology ministry; though the news had already started trending on social network Weibo and was picked up by other media outlets, including state-run ones.

Zhivoi gvozd

30 maj 2022

att bli Världsmästare

Skärmdump från C More -kanalen.
Vår statsminister spenderar alla sina pengar på biståndsverksamhet?
Han har inte ens råd med intakta kläder.

Наш премьер-министр тратит все свои деньги на деятельность по оказанию помощи?
Он даже не может позволить себе неповрежденную одежду.

Unika guldscener – för första gången har Finland vunnit VM-guld i ishockey framför hemmapubliken. Där finalen blev till slut en otrolig nagelbitare. Men 4–3-förlängningssegern säkrade Finlands fjärde VM-titel någonsin och den första i en hemmaturnering. Den tajta finalen mot Kanada fick publiken uppleva en liknande känsloskala som i tidigare finländska slutspelsmatcher i turneringen. Lejonen hamnade i underläge, reste sig och var till slut bäst när allt skulle avgöras.

27 maj 2022

«Финляндия точно готова помогать»

Санна Марин в Буче – городке, который стал
 настоящим олицетворением зверств
 российских военных.
Фото: Муниципалитет Ирпеня.
Премьер-министр Финляндии Санна Марин в четверг побывала с коротким визитом в Украине. Вечером пресс-служба правительства сообщила, что Марин провела переговоры с премьер-министром Украины Денисом Шмыгалём.
По мнению Марин, украинцам очень важно чувствовать, что их не бросили и про них не забыли. 
«Финляндия всегда готова оказывать помощь»,
добавила политик в этом же интервью.
«Очень тяжело смотреть на то, что Россия сотворила с этими городами.»

Санна Марин: 
«необходимо ужесточить санкции против России и увеличить масштаб помощи Украине. ... Финляндия точно готова помогать.»
«Украина – это часть европейской семьи и Финляндия поддерживает Украину на её пути к ЕС», - сообщается в заявлении. «Важно сформировать конкретный пошаговый план по вступлению Украины в ЕС», 
считает Санна Марин.
Однако об упрощённой процедуре вступления Украины в ЕС речи не идёт. 


23 maj 2022

Ongoing War

This war will not stop after any concessions. Perhaps the Bear will just be put on pause for some time.
Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said to Reuters-  in an interview in the presidential office on Saturday - that making concessions would backfire on Ukraine because Russia would hit back harder after any break in fighting. 
He has ruled out a ceasefire with Russia and said Kyiv would not accept any deal with Moscow that involved ceding territory.
“After a while, with renewed intensity, the Russians will build up their weapons, manpower and work on their mistakes, modernize a little, fire many generals … And they'll start a new offensive, even more bloody and large-scale,” 
Podolyak said.
Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office Andriy Yermak
echoed Podolyak’s words, tweeting Sunday that “the war must end with the complete restoration of Ukrainian territorial integrity and sovereignty.”
“Russia can't be left halfway because the bear will develop a 'revanchist' mood and be even more cruel.”
We know this Russian Bear.


12 maj 2022

Nu inleds de farligaste månaderna i vår moderna historia

Finlands statsminister Sanna Marin (videoinspelning).
Finland har lämnat besked om att de vill gå med i Nato utan vissas dröjsmålen. Nu inleds den farligaste perioden i modern tid för Finland och even för Sverige också.
Sant att Sverige och Finland tar nu snabba och samordnade steg mot det historiska beslutet att söka medlemskap i försvarsalliansen. 
Regeringen håller ett extra nödlägesammanträde redan på måndag för att ta det formella beslutet om en svensk Natoansökan. Omedelbart efter mötet kommer ansökan att skickas in, om inget oförutsett inträffar. 
Vid niotiden idag skickade Finlands statsminister Sanna Marin och presidenten Sauli Niinistö ut ett pressmeddelande om att de är för ett finskt Natomedlemskap och att Finland utan dröjsmål måste skicka in en ansökan. 
Imorgon ska den säkerhetspolitiska analysgruppen där alla riksdagspartier är representerade bli klara med sin rapport som ska presenteras på en presskonferens klockan 10. Det kommer inte att finnas någon tydlig skrivning om att Sverige bör gå med i Nato men slutsatsen kommer att framgå mellan raderna, enligt flera källor. Vänsterpartiet och Miljöpartiet som båda är emot Natomedlemskap väntas reservera sig.
På söndag den 15 maj håller den socialdemokratiska partistyrelsen ett extra sammanträde där de väntas fatta beslutet att ansöka om medlemskap.
Dagen efter, på måndagen den 16 maj klockan 10.30, blir det en extra riksdagsdebatt om den säkerhetspolitiska analysen. 
Enligt Expressens källor kommer statsminister senare under måndagen kalla till ett extra regeringssammanträde där det historiska beslutet ska fattas. Direkt efter mötet kommer ansökan om Natoansökan att skickas in, om inget oförutsett inträffar.
På tisdagen den 17 maj kommer den finske presidenten Sauli Niinistö till Sverige.
Republikens presidents kanslistatsrådets kommunikationsavdelning: