Pilots of medical helicopters concerned about camera drones

Pilots of medical helicopters concerned about camera drones

Pilots of helicopters used in medical evacuations are concerned about potential dangerous situations from the increasing use of camera drones. Finnhems, which operates medical helicopters say that pilots are increasingly seeing airborne light camera drones in their work and note that in unskilled hands, the drones could cause an accident. The most recent near collision came in Pirkkala near Tampere on Sunday when a medical copter unexpectedly encountered a drone at an altitude of more than 400 metres. The drone came within about 50 metres of the...
Summer Waterfront agile event-organizing concept expands

Summer Waterfront agile event-organizing concept expands

Helsinki and Espoo are encouraging their citizens to organize events on the city waterfronts during the summer of 2017, in accordance with the Rantakesä – Summer Waterfront – concept, which was launched in Helsinki in the summer of 2015. The concept is joined by Espoo this year. What’s exceptional about Summer Waterfront in terms of event organizing is that events only need to be reported on a digital map and that the organizers commit themselves only to adhering to the event etiquette. These measures replace the normal permit process. Coordinating the programme of events is Yhteismaa ry, which is known for other happenings such as the Cleaning Day recycling festival, outdoor dining events and the Nifty Neighbour neighbourhood social media. This summer, 19 sites have been reserved on Helsinki and Espoo waterfronts for events. Information on the sites and events as well as instructions to organizers and attendants can be found on Rantakesa.fi. The events are also reported on this website. The events must be free for all and free of charge. Disorderly or commercial events are not...
City bikes will be back on the streets of Helsinki from 2 May

City bikes will be back on the streets of Helsinki from 2 May

During the 2017 city bike season, starting in May, bikes will be available to even more people.  There will be 1,400 bikes and 140 bike stations in Helsinki, within an area extending from the heart of the city to Munkkiniemi, Pasila and Kumpula. Espoo residents will be able to try out the city bike service in Matinkylä and Olari, with 10 city bike stations and 100 bikes. Read...
Digital advisory services listed on new webpages

Digital advisory services listed on new webpages

The City of Helsinki published new digital advisory pages in early April. The pages at digineuvonta.hel.fi are a central source of information on digital technology advice available from the City of Helsinki and its partners. The pages are currently in Finnish only. The pages contain instructions for the use of the digital Service Map, which shows the locations of service sites that provide assistance in the use of digital technology. The Service Map provides links to the contact information of the providers of digital advisory services and to their advisory events calendars. You can also find information on the City of Helsinki digital advisory services on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The providers of the City of Helsinki digital advisory services cross administrative boundaries. The operations are developed with close attention to the changing needs of residents. The Lasipalatsin Mediakeskus Oy media centre, a Helsinki City Group company, coordinates joint communication activities and activities to strengthen digital skills. The work is steered by a project team appointed by the City Executive...
No more on-board ticket sales on commuter trains

No more on-board ticket sales on commuter trains

No more on-board ticket sales on Helsinki region commuter trains after June 19 Helsinki region commuter train services will have new customer service model will be introduced in June. Ticket sales on commuter trains will end. Conductors will remain on trains and work in pairs. The change applies to HSL area trains and VR’s commuter trains. At the same time, VR’s commuter traffic area will be extended to Tampere.Most passengers already buy their tickets from ticket machines or use a Travel Card or mobile tickets. The share of tickets sold on trains has been steadily decreasing. Last year, the share of ticket sales on trains in VR’s commuter traffic area decreased by 40% from the previous year. To compensate for the end of ticket sales by conductors, ticket machines taking credit and debit cards will be installed at all train stations in the Helsinki Region Transport...
SPIRIT FM SHORTLISTED FOR AWARDS

SPIRIT FM SHORTLISTED FOR AWARDS

We are delighted to that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the 2017 Radio Gaala Awards. James Price’s Midday Run Show is in the running for Local Radio Show of the Year, while Craig Houston is in the running for Local Radio Host of the Year. Both categories were open to public voting, so we would like to take this chance to thank our brilliant listeners for taking the time to vote for James and Craig. Both, as well as everyone at the station, would like to pass on their gratitude and they are fully aware that they would not be in this position without the fantastic people who listen and contribute to their respective shows. The Radio Gaala Awards reward the very best in radio contributions throughout the year, so for two of our own to be shortlisted shows that Spirit FM is heading in the right direction. Finger crossed for the awards ceremony on the 31st of March!  ...