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for the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In the 2004 Olympic Games, Rock ran for the American 4x400m relay (Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 400 metres relay) team in the qualifying heats, securing the team a place in the final. The relay took first two days later in the final, securing Rock a gold medal. In the 2005 World Championships (2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics) in the Helsinki, he competed in 400m (2005 World Championships in Athletics - Men's 400 metres) and won a silver medal, setting a new personal best of 44.35. Later in the meet, he led off the 4x400m relay (2005 World Championships in Athletics - Men's 4 x 400 metres relay) team to yet another World Championship gold medal. Rock followed his 2005 season with a 2006 campaign highlighted by his 400m win at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis. In the 2005 World Championships (2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics) in Helsinki, he competed in 400 metres but only reached the semi finals, running 46.59 s which is far above his personal best. In 2006, however, he defended his title at the World Indoor Championships (2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships) with 45.54 s. In March the same year he won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He then finished sixth at the World Athletics Final (2006 IAAF World Athletics Final) and fourth at the World Cup (2006 IAAF World Cup). Turku is the oldest city in Finland, having been founded on an as of yet undetermined date during the late 13th century. It has a long history as the country's largest city and administrative centre, but has during the last two centuries lost that status to Helsinki. As a remnant of the its long history, the city hosts a number of important historical landmarks, such as the Turku Castle and the Cathedral of Turku. It also has one of the largest Finland-Swedish populations in the country. In 2004, having finished 2nd at the Kenyan Olympic trials, the young Kipruto won the silver medal in the 3000 m steeplechase (Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase) at the 2004 Olympic Games. In the 2005 World Championships (2005 World Championships in Athletics) in Helsinki he won a bronze medal in the same event. He finished third again at the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Final. In 2006 he finished sixth at the World Athletics Final (2006 IAAF World Athletics Final), repeating his place from 2004 (2004 IAAF World Athletics Final). World Championships (2005 World Championships in Athletics) Helsinki, Finland bgcolor "cc9966" 3rd World Championships (2005 World Championships in Athletics) Helsinki, Finland bgcolor "cc9966" 3rd - style "background:#DDDDDD" Helsinki Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


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Cathedral , which was finished in 1852, twelve years after C. L. Engel's death. Subsequently, Engel's neoclassical plan stimulated the epithet, ''The White City Of The North''. Helsinki is, however, perhaps even more famous for its numerous Art Nouveau (Jugend in Finnish) influenced buildings of the romantic nationalism, designed in the early 1900s and strongly influenced by the Kalevala, which is a very popular theme in the national romantic art of that era. Helsinki's Art Nouveau style is also featured in large residential areas such as Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. The master of the Finnish Art Nouveau was Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950), whose architectural masterpiece was the Helsinki central railway station (Helsinki Central railway station). Helsinki also features several buildings by the world-renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976), recognized as one of the pioneers of architectural functionalism (functionalism (architecture)). However, some of his works, such as the headquarters of the paper company Stora Enso and the concert venue, Finlandia Hall, have been subject to divided opinions from the citizens. Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


romantic art

Cathedral , which was finished in 1852, twelve years after C. L. Engel's death. Subsequently, Engel's neoclassical plan stimulated the epithet, ''The White City Of The North''. Helsinki is, however, perhaps even more famous for its numerous Art Nouveau (Jugend in Finnish) influenced buildings of the romantic nationalism, designed in the early 1900s and strongly influenced by the Kalevala, which is a very popular theme in the national romantic art of that era. Helsinki's Art Nouveau style is also featured in large residential areas such as Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. The master of the Finnish Art Nouveau was Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950), whose architectural masterpiece was the Helsinki central railway station (Helsinki Central railway station). Helsinki also features several buildings by the world-renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976), recognized as one of the pioneers of architectural functionalism (functionalism (architecture)). However, some of his works, such as the headquarters of the paper company Stora Enso and the concert venue, Finlandia Hall, have been subject to divided opinions from the citizens. Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


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Of Heathens '' at the Seawolf Studios in Helsinki. The album was released on Small Stone Records with whom they had signed on to earlier that year. The album includes the track "Until Man Exists No More" featuring guest vocals by Troy Sanders of Mastodon (Mastodon (band)). Early in 2006 Lidén left the band and was replaced by Olle Mårthans. Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


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in the Töölö district about Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


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of the Helsinki police department, Karhu is a national special police unit that is used all around Finland. Karhu was formed after the Munich massacre in 1972 to provide security for the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe that was held in Helsinki in 1975. According to law all counter-terrorist operations belong to the Police or the Finnish Border Guard – with Finnish Defence Forces not involved

, equivalent to SWAT teams in the United States. Though it is part of the Helsinki police department, Karhu is a national special police unit that is used all around Finland. Karhu was formed after the Munich massacre in 1972 to provide security for the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe that was held in Helsinki in 1975. According to law all counter-terrorist operations belong to the Police


hot line

Lindman -directed film ''Laukaus Kyproksella''. In 1970s Monsieur Mosse ran beauty parlours in Helsinki and Tampere. Monsieur Mosse was permanent fixture of the magazine ''Hymy''. He published his autobiography ''Voi pojat, kun tietäisitte!'' in 1981. Technology and procedure The first generation of the hot line had no voice element at all; the memorandum called for a full-time duplex (Duplex (telecommunications)) wire telegraph circuit, based on the idea that spontaneous verbal communications could lead to miscommunications and misperceptions. This circuit was routed Washington, D.C. - London - Copenhagen - Stockholm - Helsinki - Moscow. The Washington - London link was originally carried over the TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable. A secondary radio line was routed Washington, D.C. - Tangier - Moscow. - 1949 Helsinki surroundings 41 15 Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


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portion of its military spending to an ambitious shipbuilding program aimed at replacing lost warships with modern ''dreadnoughts'' (Dreadnought). During World War I, the fleets played a limited role in the Eastern Front, due to heavy defensive and offensive mining on both sides. Characteristically, the Black Sea Fleet succeeded in mining the Bosporus, thus preventing the Ottoman Fleet from entering the Black Sea. After the revolution forced Russia to quit the war, the Baltic Fleet


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commercial and residential centre. As a four-year construction project, it was the largest singular construction site (construction) in the history of Finland, involving the extensive and difficult redevelopment of the Kamppi district in downtown Helsinki. 2006 In April 2006 alongside Chantal Groot, Hinkelien Schreuder and Inge Dekker, Veldhuis set a world record and won the gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships. She failed to defend her 50 m freestyle title ending third. She finished second behind long-time rival Libby Lenton in the 100 m freestyle. In the summer she competed in the 2006 European Aquatics Championships, in Budapest, Hungary where she ended second in the 100 m freestyle, behind German's (Germany) Britta Steffen who broke the world record, and third in the 50 m freestyle. In the 4×100 m freestyle relay she received a silver medal together with Chantal Groot, Inge Dekker and newcomer Ranomi Kromowidjojo. After these Championships she split up with her coach, Fedor Hes, and started to work with Jacco Verhaeren, who at the time was also working with triple Olympic champion Pieter van den Hoogenband. In Helsinki she successfully defended her 50 m and 100 m freestyle titles at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2006, but lost the her relay titles when her team ended second in the 4×50 m freestyle and did not start in the 4×50 m medley. Just before this championships she had bettered Annemarie Verstappen's (Annemarie Verstappen) long standing 200 m freestyle national record. '''Domus Academica''', colloquially called '''Domma''', is a student housing complex in the center of Helsinki, Finland, owned by the Student Union of the University of Helsinki. It offers various services for students and also houses various Student Union organisations. '''Caisa''' is an International Cultural Centre in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Located in Kaisaniemi in the city centre, it aims to support the multicultural development of the city by promoting the interaction of people from different countries, and by providing information about various cultures and about Finnish society (Culture of Finland). The director of Caisa is Johanna Maula. '''Pitäjänmäki''' ( Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


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in 1973 and was corresponding member of numerous foreign academies such as the London Mathematical Society and the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz . At three occasions he was an invited speaker at the quadrennial International Congress of Mathematicians, namely in Stockholm (1962) in the section on Applied Mathematics, in Helsinki (1978) in the section on Complex Analysis, and a plenary speaker in Berlin (1998). In 1990 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bochum. The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics established a lecture prize in his honor in 2000. Most traffic to the station is by people wishing to board a ship at the port and the services are timed to overlap with the ferries berthing times. The station has direct boat-train services to Helsinki and towards Pieksämäki (terminating or starting in Tampere). All services to and from Turku Harbour call at Turku Central railway station. The three kilometre journey between the two stations takes around seven minutes, involving the slow-speed crossing of several main roads with level crossings, passing the city's residential and industrial areas. Alvar Aalto Helsinki, Finland -- Logicity '''Logicity''' was at first a project of Pilot Turku Ltd (founded in 2003) but now operated by Turku Municipal Property Corporation after contract with Pilot Turku Ltd ended 2010. Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki

Helsinki

'''Helsinki''' ( west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Helsinki has close historical connections (History of Helsinki) with these three cities.

The Helsinki metropolitan area includes urban core (urban area) of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and surrounding commuter towns (Greater Helsinki#Statistics). It is the world's northernmost metro area (List of northernmost items#Cities and settlements) of over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state (Member state of the European Union). The Helsinki metropolitan area is the fourth largest Nordic metropolitan area after the metropolitan areas of Copenhagen (Copenhagen metropolitan area), Stockholm (Stockholm metropolitan area) and Oslo (Greater Oslo Region) and Helsinki city is the third biggest Nordic city after Stockholm and Oslo.

Helsinki is Finland's major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe's major cities. Approximately 70% of foreign companies operating in Finland have settled in the Helsinki region. The nearby municipality of Vantaa is the location of Helsinki Airport, with frequent service to various destinations in Europe and Asia.

In 2009, Helsinki was chosen to be the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, narrowly beating Eindhoven for the title.

In the Economist Intelligence Unit's August 2012 Liveability survey, assessing the best and worst cities to live in, Helsinki placed eighth best overall.

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