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News list for upward slope how skateboarding transformed the ‘manchester of finland’ cities

News list for upward slope how skateboarding transformed the ‘manchester of finland’ cities


/The skater-led DIY regeneration of Tampere provides a template for small post-industrial citiesThere’s little to distinguish Tampere from hundreds of other post-industrial small towns and cities across the global north. With a population of 232,000, it is Finland’s second-largest urban area, known as the Manchester of Finland due to its past as an industrial powerhouse. And like many other towns and cities, after a century of prosperity the decline of industry left Tampere facing an existential ...
/Europe dreams of Hyperloop One connections that could drastically cut transit times.Hyperloop One's proposed new routes span 5,000km/3,100 miles and would connect 75 million people in 44 cities. Image: Hyperloop One Hyperloop One has narrowed European submissions for its Hyperloop One Global Challenge down to nine candidate routes. The potential connections include Germany, Estonia-Finland, Spain-Morocco, Corsi...
/The world has a waste plastic problem. Chemists from Purdue University have a potentially game changing solution: They want to turn it into a gasoline or diesel-like fuel. Here's how. The post Groundbreaking new technique can turn plastic waste into energy-dense fuel appeared first on Digital Trends. The world has a plastic problem. According to the United Nations, upward of 8 million tons of plastics makes its way into the oceans each year. Exactly how you get rid of this has been the subject ...
/Skateboarding has had a role in video games for decades, but only a select few of those games are still worth playing today. These are the best skateboarding games, including entries in the Tony Hawk series. The post The best skateboarding games appeared first on Digital Trends. In the late ‘90s, punk rock’s popularity was at an all-time high, people were saying “radical” with regularity, and skateboarding was experiencing a resurgence with the help of a certain athlete and his incredible skill...
/LED-light poles, base stations, and antennas will create a 5G network with uses ranging from self-driving cars to helping avoid moose collisions. Finland testing AI assistant to help citizens navigate the public administrationPeople in Finland are being shown the public and private services that could benefit them most in an ambitious AI trial.Finnish businesses and local government have a bold plan. They want to build the smartest road in the world.More on innovationIt will use 5G technology an...
/First leftist PM in 20 years may find it hard to build consensus, amid splits over welfare systemFinland’s Social Democrats will try to form a coalition government after a narrow win in parliamentary elections that saw left-leaning parties make sweeping gains, despite a stronger than expected showing from the far right.The centre-left SDP, led by Antti Rinne, a 56-year-old former trade union leader, will have 40 MPs in a fragmented 200-seat Eduskunta (parliament) after winning 17.7% of the vote ...
/Bing Liu’s joyous, poignant film explores how skateboarding provides escape and identity for a teen film-maker and friendsEven before Bing Liu became a film-maker, he clearly had a gift for spinning a story. This remarkable Oscar-nominated documentary portrait of Liu and two friends’ uncertain journey to manhood started life as the scrappy outlaw video that the then mid-teens Liu shot of his skateboarding buddies, Keire Johnson and Zack Mulligan, grinding kerbs and wiping out on cracked asphalt....
/Thierry Hinse-Fillion, a police officer in Longueil, near Montreal, is combining policing with his love of skateboarding to try to improve community relationsWhen Thierry Hinse-Fillion arrived at a skatepark on the outskirts of Montreal for his first day in his new position, he was greeted with stares. Some – taking note of his uniform and patrol car – wondered if he was there to arrest someone. Others watched as the 32-year-old police officer opened the boot of his car and pulled out a skateboa...
/A modified Audi e-tron climbed up an 85-percent gradient on an Austrian ski slope in a tribute to a classic Audi commercial. The vehicle used for the stunt sported an extra electric motor and spiked tires. The post Watch a modified Audi e-tron electric SUV drive straight up a ski slope appeared first on Digital Trends. Audi is eager to show that its first mass-market electric car, the e-tron, is the real deal. The German automaker rolled the e-tron down Colorado’s Pikes Peak to demonstrate its ...
/Mobike to open ‘dockless’ bike share scheme in Manchester with initial 1,000 bikes as Chinese companies take aggressive battle for market share to the westJoin us for Guardian Cities cycle week as we explore the good and bad of urban cycling around the worldCycle week challenge: strike up a conversation with a fellow cyclistIn a move that has the potential to reshape the look and feel of many cities, one of China’s biggest “dockless bike share” companies, Mobike, will announce today that it will...
/Cement has transformed the world, but now threatens to wreck the environment. We need to tax it, nowFind the rest of our Guardian concrete week pieces hereTucked away in volume three of the technical data for Britain’s £53bn high speed rail project is a table that shows 20m tonnes of concrete will have to be poured to build the requisite 105 miles of track, culverts, bridges and tunnels. It is enough, it has been calculated, to pave over the entire city of Manchester.A more modest 3 million tonn...
/International Tennis Centre court has 49.5cm slopeRemedial work will not start until after Arafura GamesAn international wheelchair tennis event has been forced to move because the show court at a new $16m tennis complex has been built on a slope.The Darwin International Tennis Centre is set to stage the Arafura Games later this month, but wheelchair competitors have been relegated to one of its 14 outside courts. Continue reading... An international wheelchair tennis event has been forced to mo...
/The ski-jumper, who won five Olympic medals, had an otherworldly talent but not the sense, or support, he needed to cope with the fame it won himMatti Nykänen used to fly so far, so fast that it felt as if he would never come down. When the Finn broke the world ski jump record for the fifth, and final, time at Planica in 1985 he was moving so quickly that the cameraman struggled to track him through the air.Watching the footage you wonder if he might disappear into the yonder off the far side of...
/What happens when two great companies become partners? They make something better. That is exactly what happened with the 121C Arc Aileron, the world's first lightweight, pure carbon electric skateboard. The post Arc Boards and 121C team to make world’s first carbon electric skateboard appeared first on Digital Trends. Why it matters to you Zipping around town on an electric skateboard is convenient. The all-carbon deck of the 121C Arc Aileron makes it less cumbersome to carry...
/Youngster set to become Britain’s youngest summer OlympianBrown will be 12 years old at start of Tokyo Games in 2020She’s already the world’s youngest professional skateboarder, with an Instagram following of 300,000 hanging on her every video, from leaping off buses to 720 spins. Now Sky Brown, a 10-year-old from Japan, is set to become Britain’s youngest ever competitor at a summer Olympics after switching her allegiance to the UK.If Brown qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Games, and insiders at Sk...

News list for upward slope how skateboarding transformed the ‘manchester of finland’ cities