Friday, 19 April, 2019

Climate change dominates parliamentary polls in Finland

If the Social Democrats win the top spot their leader Antti Rinne would have the first shot at forming a government If the Social Democrats win the top spot their leader Antti Rinne would have the first shot at forming a government
Patty Aguilar | 17 April, 2019, 12:40

The electoral districts will announce the results of the election recount on Wednesday, 17 April.

The conservative National Coalition Party, which is in the outgoing center-right governing coalition, is neck-and-neck in second with the far-right Finns Party at around 16-17 percent.

Finland voted today in a general election in which the Social Democratic Party appeared set to topple the centre-right government after four years of spending cuts, with the far-right predicted to make large gains.

Most political observers said the election's outcome means if Rinne is named prime minister-designate, he likely would try to form a broad-based majority government with the National Coalition party or a combination of the Center Party and smaller parties such as the Greens. On Sunday, queues were reported at some polling stations in the capital.

The Finns Party is part of an alliance that hopes to become the strongest faction in the European Union legislature and to radically transform EU policies on migration, families and the environment. The prognosis said the Social Democrats would get 40 seats, the populist Finns Party would have 39 seats, and the conservative National Coalition Party, 38.

The election followed a campaign in which concerns about climate change even overshadowed the issue of how to reform the nation's generous welfare model.

After an election, the party that attracts the most votes typically tries to a new government with other parties as partners.

The party is the only group in Finland - a country that has the highest air quality in the world, according to the World Health Organisation - to argue the next government should not speed up cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change.

Novak Djokovic says beating Rafael Nadal at French Open is 'ultimate challenge'
But at the same time it is what it is and as I said I'll try to look on the positive side", Djokovic said. That can serve only as an incentive so to say, or a confidence boost, prior to clay season".

Socialist Bernie Sanders' tax returns show millionaire status
President Trump watches your network a little bit, right? Sanders said to the moderators at the event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. By 2018, his wife, 69, was also taking Social Security, providing the couple with almost $52,000 for the year.

Measles Confirmed in Eight Westchester County Children
Measles is highly contagious, and nine out of 10 people who are not immune and are exposed to measles will become infected. Currently, New York's MMR vaccination rate is at 91.1 percent, below the 94 percent requirement to achieve herd immunity.

Yet the Social Democratic Party may face tough economic conditions in which to implement its anti-austerity promises: many economic forecasts suggest Finland's GDP growth will slow in the coming years.

More than 1.5 million people - 34.5 per cent of the total - voted in advance of the parliamentary elections on Sunday under a system put in place in 1970 to encourage participation.

SDP Chairman Antti Rinne, as leader of the largest party, will have first shot at forming a government, and at becoming the first left-wing prime minister in Finland since 2003.

The anti-immigration Finns Party also decries the "climate hysteria" of other parties seeking action against global warming.

"Rinne has been pretty clear that there are substantial ideological differences between the Social Democrats and the Finns Party".

The Finns Party's stance on environmental policies, which includes opposing a proposed tax on meat consumption, appeals to rural voters in particular who worry about soaring fuel costs and resent any efforts to change what they see as the traditional Finnish way of life.

Reform has been controversial in Finland and plans to cut costs and boost efficiency have stalled for years, leaving older voters anxious about the future.

Recommended

  • Apple Could Be Spending Up To $500 Million On Apple Arcade

    Apple Could Be Spending Up To $500 Million On Apple Arcade

    Meanwhile, the Apple App Store needs users to purchase specific games and find the ones that aren't clones of the popular apps. Stadia builds on Google's "Project Stream" initiative, which let users play high-quality games in Google Chrome.
    OnePlus 7 launch date likely to be announced today

    OnePlus 7 launch date likely to be announced today

    The cheaper OnePlus 7 variant is expected to come with a full HD+ AMOLED panel, a Snapdragon 855 SoC, and at least 6GB of RAM. While the standard variant comes with a front-facing selfie camera, the Pro variant sports pop-up selfie camera on the top.
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Reveal Trailer

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Reveal Trailer

    Kennedy and Star Wars have been roundly criticized for what appears to be a lack of planning for the current Star Wars trilogy. There are naturally going to be fans on the fence, waiting to see if EA screwed up another Star Wars game before buying.
  • Aretha Franklin Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation

    Aretha Franklin Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation

    The Capital Gazette was given a special citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its own newsroom. Pulitzer judges also awarded Richard Powers' innovative novel " The Overstory " the fiction prize and named David W.
    Microsoft may be planning to dethrone Apple AirPods with Surface Buds

    Microsoft may be planning to dethrone Apple AirPods with Surface Buds

    With Cortana being what it is, it's hard to get excited about these rumored earbuds, but more competition is still welcome. Now, it looks like Microsoft is planning to launch a pair of wireless earbuds , too, but under the Surface brand.
    Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media post

    Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media post

    Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him. He said he would regard such a decision as "God's will".
  • Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first

    Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first

    The failure was a disappointing end to a lunar boat of 6.5 million kilometers (4 million miles), almost unprecedented in length and made to save fuel and reduce cost.
    South Africa Blitzboks trusted process, celebrate 'surreal' Singapore Sevens success

    South Africa Blitzboks trusted process, celebrate 'surreal' Singapore Sevens success

    Tries by Tim Mikkelson and Akuila Rokolisoa in the final two minutes of the match swung the tie in the All Blacks Sevens' favour. The Canadians led France 12-7 at the half on tries by Hirayama and Braid, who also received a yellow card six minutes in.
    SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas

    SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas

    SpaceX didn't provide any information on the status of the booster core, including whether it will be retrieved at all. SpaceX also recovered the two halves of the payload fairing from the ocean shortly after they splashed down.
  • New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 4/14/19, Prediction & Odds

    New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 4/14/19, Prediction & Odds

    Erik Gudbranson gave the Penguins a 1-0 advantage with 9:24 remaining in the second period with an assist given to Evgeni Malkin . New York, which allowed an NHL-low 196 goals during the regular season, has surrendered just five in three games.
    Actress Georgia Engel dies at 70

    Actress Georgia Engel dies at 70

    Engel was the daughter of a US Coast Guard admiral, and growing up she moved many times across the US. Georgia Engel at the 61st Annual Obie Awards at Webster Hall in New York City, on May 23, 2016.
    Amazon free ad-supported music service may launch next week

    Amazon free ad-supported music service may launch next week

    So far, the e-commerce giant offers its Prime Music service as part of its Amazon Prime subscription service at $119 per year. Amazon Music Unlimited only costs $3.99 a month if the subscription is only used through an Echo device.

Man dead, woman injured in rare deer attack in regional Victoria Man dead, woman injured in rare deer attack in regional Victoria The Parks Department has proposed funding a bigger hunt to control the growing number of feral deer throughout Victoria . The man, 47, had gone to feed the stag on his property in Victoria when the attack happened on Wednesday morning.

Big Update On Ronda Rousey’s Injury And WWE Return Big Update On Ronda Rousey’s Injury And WWE Return Ronda Rousey , the current RAW women's champion, might be nearing her end with the company. In January, Rousey didn't deny those rumours, but told people to mind their own business.

Strictly’s Stacey Dooley breaks silence with tweet about forgiving Strictly’s Stacey Dooley breaks silence with tweet about forgiving The presenter danced her way to victory with Kevin in December, while boyfriend Sam Tucknott cheered her on from the sidelines. However, in true Strictly style, when Stacey and Sam parted ways shortly after the show, rumours claimed she was dating Kevin.

TikTok app blocked in India by Google after Madras High Court order TikTok app blocked in India by Google after Madras High Court order On April 4th, Madras High Court had ordered that TikTok app needs to be banned and had asked the Govt.to take action on it. The issue will be heard in the Supreme Court on April 22, but the app could potentially vanish from stores before then.

Duke's Zion Williamson Declares Himself for NBA Draft Duke's Zion Williamson Declares Himself for NBA Draft With Williamson officially heading to the pros, the conversation now turns to who will get the No. 1 overall pick. To no one's surprise, freshman phenom Zion Williamson is going to the National Basketball Association .

GOP Former MA Gov. William Weld To Challenge Trump GOP Former MA Gov. William Weld To Challenge Trump Mr Weld's campaign video touts his cross-party credentials as a Republican who was elected in the Democratic stronghold of MA . In a campaign video, he lists his achievements as governor of MA from 1991 to 1997, including "cutting taxes 21 times".

Patriots sign Demaryius Thomas Patriots sign Demaryius Thomas He was fined $300, ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and received one year of supervised probation. The team announced that it has agreed to a deal with Demaryius Thomas , a longtime member of the Denver Broncos .

Brexit: Tusk says UK MEPs could sit for 'months or longer' Brexit: Tusk says UK MEPs could sit for 'months or longer' A top European Union figure has said he fears Britain will waste its latest Brexit reprieve and "run down the clock" once again. Nigel Farage claimed his new Brexit Party would "sweep the board" at the elections on May 23.

New Zealand's McKenzie to miss World Cup New Zealand's McKenzie to miss World Cup The Rugby World Cup door may still be ajar for Ma'a Nonu despite being excluded from the All Blacks' "foundation squad". Mckenzie has been diagnosed with a tear of the ACL - a key ligament in the knee.

Leak suggests the OnePlus 7 launch is lower than a month away Leak suggests the OnePlus 7 launch is lower than a month away OnePlus's 7 Pro 5G will be its first 5G handset, with United Kingdom carrier EE expected to be OnePlus's first 5G partner. That variant of the phone will probably be considerably more expensive than the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro .

Forza Street Launches on Windows 10, is Coming to Mobile Forza Street Launches on Windows 10, is Coming to Mobile In other words, it looks a lot like other popular mobile racing games, like those in the Asphalt and Need for Speed series. It will make its way to iOS and Android devices later in the year.

Google teases May 7 announcement of Pixel 3a and 3a XL Google teases May 7 announcement of Pixel 3a and 3a XL The teaser poster (seen above) can be found on the Google Store right here , which also says that "On May 7, meet a new hero". In related news, the same report mentions Google's upcoming Pixel 3a and 3a XL might be offered by T-Mobile as well.

Does Russell Wilson want to stay with the Seahawks? Does Russell Wilson want to stay with the Seahawks? Rodgers is back atop the quarterback pay scale after signing an extension past year that averages $33.5 million. And, yes, under the right financial circumstances, Wilson will sign what would be a third contract in Seattle.

'Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure,' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, 'Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure,' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, The US supplies Israel with $3.8 billion annually in military aid, under a deal signed by former president Barack Obama.

Rep. Omar says death threats spiked after Trump tweet Rep. Omar says death threats spiked after Trump tweet Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called Sunday for President Trump to take down a video he tweeted shaming Rep . Ilhan Omar . "President Trump must take down his disrespectful and risky video".