Tuesday 15.8.2017

Uber stops operating today – will return in summer 2018.

UberPOP app will stop working today around midnight, but will return in summer 2018, when the new traffic service law comes into effect. UberBLACk for industry professionals will continue to operate as usual. (Iltalehti)


Dangerous insect for deciduous trees found in the batch of stones from China.

The Finnish Food Safety Authority (EVIRA) found maggot of an Asian long-horned beetle from wooden packaging for stones imported from China. Packaging had to be chipped and burned. This insect destroys deciduous trees and has caused in 2015 250 000€ costs and destruction of 10 acres of forest here in Finland. (Helsingin Uutiset)


Record of women elected as chairman’s in Municipal council.

The number of women councilors now stands at 39 percent, which is 11 % more than in the previous season. Since 1993, the number has been slowly increasing, and there are also more women as the members of the government. (Iltalehti)


Police suspects that a 16 year old boy pretended to be a girl on social media to get naked photos of boys.

16 year old boy who appeared as a teenage girl on social media blackmailed young boys to send him nude photos. Police are ware of 5 victims, boys aged 13-14 in Eastern Uusimaa. A father of one of the victims found pictures on his sons phone, and informed the police about the case. Parents should keep an eye what children are doing online and how they use social media. The suspect informed the police he did not know the victims outside of social media. (Helsingin Sanomat)