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 At this tableAt this table by Bohdan Yuri
Reservations at eightat our favorite table,you were fashionably late, a less than cherished fable. you ordered the usual wineI, a double blue label.in our most best of times
 Christmas carolsChristmas carols by The Ovi Team
Carols composed centuries ago, connected not only with Christmas but with our childhood. Two of the most popular and most translated Christmas carols are “O Christmas Tree” and naturally the “Silent Night.” So Ovi team j
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 Never in my lifeNever in my life by Bohdan Yuri
Never in my life have I seen such an image. if I only had known what expressions unfold when I expose my regrets, so full of discontent, to have conformed so easily, to losing m
 Those Mototi DaysThose Mototi Days by Emmanuel Sigauke
I sat on the summit of Chisiya, on the hard overhanging granitecontemplating the day this rock would tire and abandon duty,thinking: But let that day be one I am perched here, an eagle,looking in the distanc
 Niinisto's fuel to the nazi fireNiinisto's fuel to the nazi fire by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Finland, Greece of the northFinland, Greece of the north by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Half truths and huge lies about Mr Sipila's sudden love to refugeesHalf truths and huge lies about Mr Sipila's sudden love to refugees by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Good night FinlandGood night Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
 The True/Pure Finnish roadThe True/Pure Finnish road by Thanos Kalamidas
 Angakoq IIAngakoq II by The Ovi Team
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 The Finnish cryptologic service in WWII The Finnish cryptologic service in WWII by Ovi Magazine Guest
 MS Estonia sinksMS Estonia sinks by The Ovi Team
September 28th. On this day in 1994, 852 people die in one of the worst maritime disasters of the century when the Estonia, a large car-and-passenger ferry, sinks in the Baltic Sea. The German-built ship was travelling on an overnight cruise fr
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
 Finnish unethical Facebook violations Finnish unethical Facebook violations by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Zimmerman maneuver in HelsinkiThe Zimmerman maneuver in Helsinki by Thanos Kalamidas
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Finland says Russia invaded its airspace The Finnish Defence Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday two Russian military aircraft crossed into Finland\'s airspace. The ministry said the in
 Finn reportFinn report by Euro Reporter
New bioeconomy initiative in Finland to support SMEsThe bioeconomy is growing at an unprecedented rate, and the demand for new services and more efficient tools to boost business in this industry is
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland's Jewish community denies advising Jews not to wear kippah in publicFinland's Jewish community has strongly denied media reports that one of its security officers had advised Jews in
 My friend, SaidoMy friend, Saido by Thanos Kalamidas
 An Edna for EspooAn Edna for Espoo by Thanos Kalamidas
 Cycling Helsinki with ToivoCycling Helsinki with Toivo by Thanos Kalamidas
 Shock and GriefShock and Grief by Edna Nelson
Tom Beidler was a person I would have liked to get closer to. His shop was a place I could v
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland's Outokumpu to cut 100 jobs in general stainless unitFinnish stainless steel maker Outokumpu said it would cut around 100 jobs in its general stainless unit to save costs. Outokumpu said
 This is shooting FinlandThis is shooting Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
I have been waiting for a week to read something. Even a small line in the news. Absolutely nothing. But let me explain what I’ve been waiting for. It was in the news with the headline, firearms accidents kill two children. A five-year old b
 This is Stubbed FinlandThis is Stubbed Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
According to the popular online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia; The Telegraph is a “conservative-leaning newspaper” and this is a political correct exaggeration on the wrong side. The telegraph represents the most conservative side of the Br
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Pleased with Moody's confirmationFinland's finance ministry said Tuesday that it was "very pleased" with the confirmation of the country's AAA rating by Moody's Investors S
 The Finnish legitimacy and the global ethicThe Finnish legitimacy and the global ethic by Thanos Kalamidas
The Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen for one more time is rolling her sleeves and getting ready for collateral negotiations, this time with Madrid all in the name of the Finnish people and the European unity. and Jutta is just the obvious
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland refuses to pay for other countries' debtFinland has no intention of footing the bill to cover the debt of other countries in the eurozone, Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen said
 Jutta Urpilainen Vis Kim KardashianJutta Urpilainen Vis Kim Kardashian by Thanos Kalamidas
In politics there is a principal; when you load a gun - don’t misunderstand, I don’t mean a real gun, it is politics semantics - you must have a b plan, an escape route and definitely the wish to use it. If you don’t have any of
 Mas porque diabos a Finlandia?Mas porque diabos a Finlandia? by Monica Vasku
 This is when Finland goes BilderbergThis is when Finland goes Bilderberg by Thanos Kalamidas
It’s a long time ago when I found my self meeting a group of people thanks to a friend of mine. After a “boy’s night out” one of them – obviously the leader – told me that I was welcome to the brotherhood des
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland to raise VAT but opts for modest budget cutsFinland, seeking to retain its triple-A credit rating, will raise VAT in 2013 but has opted for modest budget cuts in the next few years after the government bowed to pressure from left-leani
 This is Finland and in the middle Keskusta (Centre) This is Finland and in the middle Keskusta (Centre) by Thanos Kalamidas
In a very twisted way the Finnish Centre party (Keskusta) reminds me of NATO, the North-Atlantic organization with long past expired day, absolutely no excuse of existence and still be there trying to prove that is alive from its grave. And you kn
 Romeo shot traumatized Finland Romeo shot traumatized Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
This morning while listening the news all Finland lost a heart-beat and for the next few hours all of us doesn’t matter what we did, planed to do or didn’t do; all of us had in the back of our mind the terrifying combination of the
 This is linguistic ...FinlandThis is linguistic ...Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
When I decided to start a column with this headline I was planning to write more often and always keeping in mind that Finland is not any more or less surreal than any other country. I always felt - and I have lived in four different countries the
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland shakes up Finnair board to defuse governance scandalThe Finnish government Thursday said six of eight board members of Finnair Oyj (FIAS.HE) must quit after they concealed a EUR180,000 sign-on bonus for its chief execu
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland’s economy stagnated in fourth quarterFinland’s economy stalled in the fourth quarter as Europe’s deepening debt crisis hurt exports. Gross domestic product, adjusted for seasonal variations, was uncha
 When Finland was GreeceWhen Finland was Greece by Thanos Kalamidas
Last week one of my articles about the situation in Greece attracted one not so attractive comment, “Boo-hoo. No more dancing Zorbas on my tax money.” This was not the first similar comment and I’m not sure about the writer
 A Finnish election of see and not hearA Finnish election of see and not hear by Thanos Kalamidas
This was a weird campaign; a more strange first round presidential election and even though everybody sort of knows who’s going to win they are looking forward for the second round focusing not on the favourite but on the outsider. And of co
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
S&P will not cut top-rated FinlandRatings agency Standard & Poor's will not downgrade top-rated Finland in a euro zone-wide move expected later on Friday, a senior euro zone official said. "Finland is not amon
 Only seven yearsOnly seven years by Thanos Kalamidas
It is a whole week that I’m trying to find the right words for Ovi magazine’s seventh birthday and I have gone through all kinds of clichés but …nothing really works. Seventh birthday, the lucky seven; seven the muses, seven
 Angela, do you feel nervous tonight?Angela, do you feel nervous tonight? by Thanos Kalamidas
It really made me smile the latest demand from The “True” Finns* party, the far-right xenophobic Finnish party, for the government to put a price on exiting Euro and the eurozone. And that only days since the minister for the European
 Finn reportFinn report by Euro Reporter
Finland to destroy its landmines after MPs approve banFinland will destroy its stockpile of a million landmines by 2016 after parliament voted on Friday to ban the use of the anti-personnel devices, paving the way for the coun
 When Alexander stubbed Goebbels' triple AWhen Alexander stubbed Goebbels' triple A by Thanos Kalamidas
Only Paavo Lipponen really sensed what the Finland’s minister for European affairs Alexander Stubb said and knowing the dangers of the paths he followed very politically said, that he does not favour any increase in the power of nations with
 Finn reportFinn report by Euro Reporter
Parliament’s speaker condemns opposition to Bulgaria, Romania's Schengen entryFinland's parliament speaker Eero Heinäluoma has criticised his country's decision to block the admission of Romania and Bulg
 Homeless and young in Helsinki Homeless and young in Helsinki by Thanos Kalamidas
Often while browsing the news there is something that follows me in the back of my mind all day and occasionally I feel somehow forced by some kind of inner power to check again and again what I read somehow finding hard to believe what was writte
 Transparent CIA flights via Finland and JaatteenmakiTransparent CIA flights via Finland and Jaatteenmaki by Thanos Kalamidas
For one more time the last decade Amnesty International uncovers evidence of secret CIA flights over a European member state carrying terror suspects most likely to the Guantanamo base raising for one more time questions about their legality and s
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland Keen to Expand Ties with IranFinland's Foreign Minister Erkki Sakari Tuomioja voiced his country's willingness to boost ties and cooperation with Iran in different fields. The issue was raised by the Finnish Fo
 Which part of the Finnish republic Halla-aho represents?Which part of the Finnish republic Halla-aho represents? by Thanos Kalamidas
My father was a real representative of his generation in Europe after the WWII. A man with conservative ideology but very democratic sense. And in this democratic sense rooted his repulsion to anything dictatorial and he had personal experience
 Paavo, Sauli, the dinosaur's battle for the presidency. Paavo, Sauli, the dinosaur's battle for the presidency. by Thanos Kalamidas
Even though admired from many involved in politics far beyond the Finnish boarders Paavo Lipponen, the Social-democrats’ candidate for the Finnish presidential elections of 2012 didn’t really inspired me when I first encountered with i
 Ethic liaisons with Finland and GreeceEthic liaisons with Finland and Greece by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few months through a number of articles a dialogue has started in the pages of Ovi magazine about the past, the present and the future of Europe and yesterday rereading a few of those articles and especially professor Paparella’s ar
 Now we know why Brussels is the centre of EUNow we know why Brussels is the centre of EU by Thanos Kalamidas
I have to admit that it took me a bit but now I understood why the European leadership was so eager for the Belgian Herman Van Rompuy to become the president of the Union. They vision a European future similar to the one Belgium enjoys this min
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Rehn rejects option to lead FinlandOlli Rehn, the European Union’s top economic official, has decided not to leave the post and run for president of Finland. He announced on Sunday he did not believe he should leave in t
 When Timo changed his name into Andy!When Timo changed his name into Andy! by Thanos Kalamidas
Dear friends when I woke up this morning I decided that my name doesn’t add to my uniqueness and exceptional personality so I decided to change it into …David! I know you find hard to believe it but since I change my name I became y
 While Tarja Halonen debates, immigrants deal with the problemsWhile Tarja Halonen debates, immigrants deal with the problems by Thanos Kalamidas
The Finnish President, Tarja Halonen in an interview talked extensively about the events in Norway and about xenophobia and racism in Finland. In this interview among others and pointing that herself she has a lot of friends who have immigrate to
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Nuclear power is in last place in the race against climate changeThe fight against climate change is a race against time. If we are to avoid the catastrophic consequences of rising global temperatures then strong and meaningfu
 Myths, realities, Greeks and the economic crisisMyths, realities, Greeks and the economic crisis by Thanos Kalamidas
In general I’m pretty conservative when it comes to my compatriots’ reactions when it comes to foreign and especially north European politicians’ encounters with the contemporary Greek issue. People in Greece feel isolated and li
 The Finnish "six pack" Joe stateThe Finnish "six pack" Joe state by Thanos Kalamidas
Midsummer in Finland means cottage, lake, beer and makkara – the Finnish sausage – not necessary in this series. It means empty cities and packed lakes, it means singing and drinking and for this year it meant the end of a month long n
 Is the sofa comfortable Timo?Is the sofa comfortable Timo? by Thanos Kalamidas
Well Timo, is so much comfortable in the opposition, isn’t it? You just have to lie down and watch the rest of them from your television screen and then between your makara bites and beer gulping you can shout about the forgotten pensioners
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland agrees on government after complex talksFinland's prime minister-designate says six parties have agreed to form a broad coalition government after weeks of complex talks that lingered mainly because of economic iss
 When the true sisu proved to be common cowardiceWhen the true sisu proved to be common cowardice by Thanos Kalamidas
Last week I wrote an article about the political situation in Finland after the last national elections and the suspicious role of the Trued Finns in the negotiations to form a government with their in and outs from the talks. A week after the lea
 Waiting for the government and the True FinnsWaiting for the government and the True Finns by Thanos Kalamidas
Watching the latest of the negotiations to form a government in Finland you might notice that first of all Finland tries to become the Belgium of the north going on without a government and secondly that the battle from the negotiation offices has
 First the ID's; When the stars?First the ID's; When the stars? by Thanos Kalamidas
Days if not hours since the Finnish president, Tarja Halonen addressing the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International she emphasized the role that the new government will have in resisting racism and xenophobia we are reading in the news that the
 European plan B, the True FinnsEuropean plan B, the True Finns by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading that the True Finns are not going to support the European bailout plans in the Finnish parliamentary voting made me think of the strange domino effect and the convenience of the timing trying hard to avoid conspiracy theories. The truth is
 The lumpen side of a True Negotiation The lumpen side of a True Negotiation by Thanos Kalamidas
While the conservatives of the Kokoomus, the Social-Democrats and the True Finns negotiate for the future government a new reality hits the Finnish parliament, the reality of the absolute populism and uncontrolled and dangerous stupidity. The trut
 Finnish dangerous liaisonsFinnish dangerous liaisons by Thanos Kalamidas
It was a film back in eighties with Glenn Close, John Malkovich and a very young Michelle Pfeiffer and it was all about human behaviour and sexual relationships to their limits, a wild and unpredictable game of love, hate and egoisms. Just like th
 When the true Finns lost their false identityWhen the true Finns lost their false identity by Thanos Kalamidas
Finland is still trying to understand what happened and most of the political parties look numb. The good news is that all of them try to find answers and the blue print to start negotiations in a reassuring climate. But the damage has happened an
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Frustrated FinlandSolutions to the eurozone’s sovereign debt and banking crisis were proving elusive, to put it mildly, even before Sunday’s general election in Finland. But the task facing Europe’s leaders h
 Finland in Dark AgesFinland in Dark Ages by Thanos Kalamidas
This morning we woke up living in the less corrupted country in the world, the country with the best security and the best education system and tonight we are going to sleep with the shadow of the True Finns haunting our dreams.
 Vote Real Finns NOT True FinnsVote Real Finns NOT True Finns by Thanos Kalamidas
The Finnish women were the first in the world with the right to elect and be elected and that over a century ago at 1906. Just think that the rest of the western world followed as late as 1950s and 1960s. Finland prides to hold the top position in
 When the Green party try to show how true Finns they areWhen the Green party try to show how true Finns they are by Thanos Kalamidas
With just three days till the official Finnish election day, one third of the voters have already voted either with the advance voting or by post and the big battle just starts; it’s time for the last minute uncertain voters and in reality t
 First they came...First they came... by Thanos Kalamidas
“First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.Then they came for the
 This is Finland, the voice of logicThis is Finland, the voice of logic by Thanos Kalamidas
After days of screaming regrets because Finland doesn’t participate in another bombing occasionally of innocents the voice of logic and for me the contemporary conscious of this country Martti Ahtisaari returned to say the obvious “no
 When true Finns need a bailout from their xenophobiaWhen true Finns need a bailout from their xenophobia by Thanos Kalamidas
With the parliamentary elections getting closer the extreme right xenophobic Finnish party, the True Finns does exactly what similar parties have done for decades all around the world; disorientates the public with populisms over a subject the peo
 The serpent's egg of the Finnish politicsThe serpent's egg of the Finnish politics by Thanos Kalamidas
Finland has visited all European Union’s institutions, including the EU leaders’ summits, lately carrying a very heavy and awkwardly slimy package and this time was no exception. Mari Kiviniemi arrived in Brussels in a meeting in front
 Caption this ...True FinnCaption this ...True Finn by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few days and weeks away from the Finnish parliamentary election with a little help from the Finnish media vultures and via telephone to housewives telephone surveys the prejudice and xenophobic True Finns Party has exposed themselves e
 Are the True Finns the real Finns?Are the True Finns the real Finns? by Thanos Kalamidas
The last days the True Finns party published their manifesto for the coming elections and they fully unveiled their xenophobia, their prejudice and their euro-sceptic attitude - the nice way to put the ones who oppose the European Union - opposing
 Leaking FinlandizationLeaking Finlandization by Thanos Kalamidas
Keskusta, centre party - is a Finnish party with a long history and many traditions; its highest pick was Urho Kekkonen’s era and it’s lowest for the moment era it’s contemporary reality. Still there was one little chance to beco
 The European culture capitals that should awake and uniteThe European culture capitals that should awake and unite by Thanos Kalamidas
The cities of Turku (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) have been honoured by the European Commission with the title of European culture capital 2011. During this period the two cities will organize a series of cultural events with a strong Europea
 This is FinlandThis is Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
If one day when you have to be at work urgently early and you find out that your young daughter is ill with fever and you don’t know what to do, don’t worry; super family Finnish minister – prime minister Mari Kiviniemi will come
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland not ratifying indigenous peoples ConventionFinland will not ratify the UN convention upholding the rights of its indigenous Sámi population in this government’s term, reports media group Alma Media. The EU h
 Human errorHuman error by Thanos Kalamidas
It is everywhere on the news the last couple of days and I suppose a lot of people have read my now that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of cost-cutting decisions made by BP and its partners
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Intolerance worries President HalonenIn the President’s annual televised New Year’s speech, Tarja Halonen said that extreme views were on the rise in Finland and abroad, but that intolerance did not solve any probl
 It is six years!It is six years! by Thanos Kalamidas
A couple of days before we were talking with Asa about our weekly radio show and we said that it should be a full hour dedicated to Ovi magazine and it’s 6th birthday. And then Sunday came and we started exactly at three with Asa singing “happ
 This is FinlandThis is Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
Living in Finland is often a surreal state of mind and you must have a lot of humour to cope and understand the schizophrenic of the Finnish society and especially politics. Actually living in this northern country I found out many times that I ha
 December 2010 choicesDecember 2010 choices by The Ovi Team
And it is Christmas time, Christmas tree, decoration and most of all Santa Claus and Christmas presents. Ovi magazines choices for this December have a festive colour and spirit. Site of the month is:
 Let's talk about tax, Ireland and European solidarityLet's talk about tax, Ireland and European solidarity by Thanos Kalamidas
Of course all the Europeans were ready and willing to help Ireland but Ireland had to do something tiny little small thing for them they have to bend over and increase their tax to their only chance for economic recovery. You see when Ireland lowe
 Harassing democracy in TurkuHarassing democracy in Turku by Thanos Kalamidas
One of the first demonstrations I saw in Helsinki it was over ten years ago and it was a demonstration against the creation of another nuclear plan, a conversation that was just in its beginning back then. I have to admit that the number of the de
 Worrying messages from ScandinaviaWorrying messages from Scandinavia by Thanos Kalamidas
When I read that in the country that has for decades settler to all the hunted because of their democratic believes from all around the world there is a sniper that has terrorised for months exclusively immigrants I don’t think that this is
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Belgium's embattled archbishop gets pie in face at All Saints service, won't press chargesBelgian media says the country's ultraconservative Roman Catholic archbishop was hit by a pie in the face during an All Sain
 When Christian Democrats turn SM in FinlandWhen Christian Democrats turn SM in Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
Please check carefully this photo and tell me what you think, is she into sadomasochism or i
 When the Finnish church goes secularWhen the Finnish church goes secular by Thanos Kalamidas
Usually I avoid writing about churches and religion since I have openly declared my atheism and my respect to others’ believes, and in my mind there is a very clear separation between faith – religion - and the people who “repres
 The many dimensions of Einojuhani RautavaaraThe many dimensions of Einojuhani Rautavaara by Thanos Kalamidas
I have often said that Finland is an isolated country when it comes to art – design is another case but not the issue here - and especially when it comes to music and unfortunately one of the usual excuses is the language like the languag
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finland opens clinic to help poker players on …tiltIn most of the world, you'd have to describe the relationship between poker players and governments as icy, at best. But that doesn't seem to be the case in Finl
 Moomin World: Come and hug a MoominMoomin World: Come and hug a Moomin by Asa Butcher
For the uninitiated, the Moomins are a family of cute and cuddly white trolls that live and play together in Moomin Valley. Created in Finland 1945 by Tove Jansson, the Moomins have appeared in countless comic strips, books, films and TV series
 A Bible for the Not ReligiousA Bible for the Not Religious by Clifford W. Lazar
 Most adults declare that they are “Spiritual, Not Religious” or "Cultural, Not Religious".  They say they seldom, if ever, attend church or synagogue.
 When true Finnish poll raises questionsWhen true Finnish poll raises questions by Thanos Kalamidas
Another poll saw the Finnish media the last few days attracting the usual spotlights and one more time I have to express my scepticism for how they contact those surveys and about their timing. Actually I found the timing suspicious. The survey ha
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
Finnish MP to head probe of deadly ethnic clashes in KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan has accepted European proposals for an international investigation into interethnic violence that killed hundreds in the south of the country last month
 Finnish midsummer consumed by alcoholFinnish midsummer consumed by alcohol by Thanos Kalamidas
I have this strange déjà vu feeling around those days that I was thinking exactly the same things a year a go, that I even wrote the same things a year ago. It’s Sunday evening, midsummer weekend and the number of dead in Finland h
 Some thoughts about the conversion from snail-mail to e-mailSome thoughts about the conversion from snail-mail to e-mail by Rinso
Introduction:The Finnish postal service has started a test to scan normal mail and deliver it as e-mail.Letters will be opened in the post office, scanned and send as e-mail to the recipient. The letter itself will be delivere
 Jäätteenmäki's riversJäätteenmäki's rivers by Thanos Kalamidas
When you are an outsider Finnish politics give you the sense of total schizophrenia. One day the Prime Minister decides to boycott a supermarket chain because they didn’t have his favourite milk brand when he went for shopping, then a week a
 But seriously ...FinnishBut seriously ...Finnish by Thanos Kalamidas
History is not written with ‘ifs’ and especially politics. However living in Finland and having often to deal with the less corrupted country on earth and the way Finns look at the rest of us from our corrupted world I’m someh
 But ...seriouslyBut ...seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
For my personal column with the weird and serious of this world, nothing else or even better could start the new decade than the Cesar himself. Apparently I just remembered something I heard ones in a play, there is no need for a script in modern
 Jean SibeliusJean Sibelius by Thanos Kalamidas
Even though I keep my distance from the pompous Finlandia, Jean Sibelius has managed to grow in me and become one of my most favourite composers especially with his Tapiola. Actually my love to his music has becom
 Dear Mrs. Astrid Thors...Dear Mrs. Astrid Thors... by Thanos Kalamidas
Dear Mrs. Astrid Thors, Finland’s migration minister;With surprise I have to admit I’ve read in the newspapers that following your proposition the government decided to reduce the benefits
 YLE's boss half truthsYLE's boss half truths by Thanos Kalamidas
From the very beginning I found my self living in Finland I have problems with YLE, the Finnish National Radio Television and this has nothing to do with my linguistic problems and my poor understanding of the Finish or the Swedish language, the o
 The Finnish green league of miseryThe Finnish green league of misery by Thanos Kalamidas
It is only weeks since in another article I mentioned how difficult it is and how it hurts to say … I told you! And here we come to say it again and this time I feel like writing it in bold capital letters since I said it again and again
 Ms Anttila's war on food pricesMs Anttila's war on food prices by Thanos Kalamidas
This was on the news last week but I have to admit that I’ve been waiting patiently to see if anybody was going to react or at least say something about it but ... seriously, absolutely nothing! The Finnish agriculture and forest minister, M
 Political parties' funding, the Finnish abscessPolitical parties' funding, the Finnish abscess by Thanos Kalamidas
Let me get this straight, when the government threatens to close down libraries due to lack of funds, when they say that they have to make cuts in education and health care, it is because my tax money doesn’t go to where it should, but it
 Finnish reportFinnish report by Euro Reporter
 And that was January...And that was January... by The Ovi Team
It's a new year, yet the Ovi wagon train continues on its relentless journey rolling across the great Internet continent in search of new frontiers. Yee hah! Move 'em on, head 'em up, head 'em up, move 'em out, move 'em
 Number 4000Number 4000 by Asa Butcher
It has become a time-honoured Ovi magazine tradition over the past few "thousand" landmarks to offer a recap of the articles that were fortunate enough to be posted as the "hundredth", so, without further ado, let's begin!
 But ...seriouslyBut ...seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
I can always try to understand Israel’s arguments about the problems in Gaza or the issues with Hamas but you have to admit that from their side the Israelis do everything to test our understanding. While everybody tries to stop at least the
 Ovi's Dirty WordsOvi's Dirty Words by Asa Butcher
 2008 Event of the Year: The Financial Crisis2008 Event of the Year: The Financial Crisis by Thanos Kalamidas
Every year since Ovi magazine became daily we have chosen either a persona or event of the year, but this year it took us a bit more to decide. Yes, we took in to consideration the comments and yes we read the mails and we did talk about it betwee
 And that was December...And that was December... by The Ovi Team
How many online magazines ended the year with an article entitled 'Bocephus, the Hound Dog's, Environmental Theory'? How many even had the word 'Bocephus'? Well, there was at least one and you obviously know that you are rea
 Four years illustratedFour years illustrated by Thanos Kalamidas
Ovi magazine becomes four years-old today and I’m not going to escape clichés and comparisons but I have a very good reason that nothing can change or take from me, Ovi magazine and my daughter have the same age. Not the day we first ap
 Ovi's Double BirthdayOvi's Double Birthday by Asa Butcher
Birthdays are an opportune moment for a person to reflect on their life, their achievements, their ambitions, but today is a little different. Yes, Ovi magazine is celebrating a fourth incredible year since its creation in 2004, but for this write
 Happy Birthday Ovi!Happy Birthday Ovi! by Edna Nelson
 Ovi is four: A poemOvi is four: A poem by The Ovi Team
Four years ago a Brit, a Yank and a GreekCreated something orange and uniqueThey had no idea how it would expandBut the best things aren't usually plann
 But seriouslyBut seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
It looks like the Americans weren’t very happy with the damage in the European banks so they decided to export some more damage or better create a fraud that cost the European banks a few billion. It’s a weird feeling, like they are cl
 Irish ReportIrish Report by Euro Reporter
The Aer Lingus bidRyanair chief Michael O'Leary will press ahead with plans to take over Aer Lingus but will need to increase his offer significantly if it is to be considered by the Government. Last night Mr. O'Leary said he w
 Ovi's Person/Event of the Year: Vote nowOvi's Person/Event of the Year: Vote now by Asa Butcher
As we near the end of 2008 it is time for you to help us, here at Ovi magazine, choose our next Person or Event of the Year. Last year we awarded the highly-prestigious title to Ala
 Spanish ReportSpanish Report by Euro Reporter
Unemployed in SpainThe number of registered unemployed in Spain rose to nearly three million people last month as unemployment continued to grow at a faster pace in the country than in the rest of Europe, official data showed Tuesday.
 And that was November 2008...And that was November 2008... by The Ovi Team
Okay, so President-elect Barrack Obama appeared on the Ovi cover a mere six times in thirteen days in November, but it could have been worse… it could have been John McCain! To our credit, we did take a break from the "World's Sa
 Caption This! December 2008Caption This! December 2008 by The Ovi Team
It is simple. Look at this photo of Bush, Putin and Merkel and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.
 iBite ...seriouslyiBite ...seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
Did you know that Joe the plumber is becoming Joe the publisher? Well I presume you know all that since I wrote a whole article about him a few days ago, what you might not know is that after Joe the publisher he’s going to be Joe the media whore. Y
 Lift Spirits #14Lift Spirits #14 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
 2nd Opinion #632nd Opinion #63 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.For m
 And that was October 2008...And that was October 2008... by The Ovi Team
Is there some bizarre twist of fate that had October concluding with Halloween and November beginning with the U.S. Presidential Elections? Anyway, Ovi magazine knows which one frightens us more… can the world withstand another eight year
 Korpilahti Municipality (1867-2009)Korpilahti Municipality (1867-2009) by Luis Alves
The struggle against the isolation may have stimulated the strong identification of the Finnish people with their municipality (kunta), although the identification with their nationality (
 The Marauding King Cons Are Chest Thumping!The Marauding King Cons Are Chest Thumping! by Leah Sellers
Yes, pounding Their puffed-up, over inflated, hairy, little chests with vain glory. The Global Financial Shell Game seduced, cajoled and suckered Us All. It worked! Selling one Loan at a profit to another Humanity-Eating Lender - another voracious
 Lift Spirits #12Lift Spirits #12 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 EU-MAN's Autumn Salon ExhibitionEU-MAN's Autumn Salon Exhibition by The Ovi Team
The European Union Migrant Artist Network (EU-MAN) invites you to attend its annual Autumn Salon Exhibition featuring artists from different countries at Helsinki's International Cultural Centre Caisa.
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Eight firefighters have been called in to help find an escaped hamster in East Lothian. Two crews used a chocolate-covered camera and a vacuum cleaner to try and locate missing Fudgie at six-year-old Zoe Appleby's home in Dunbar.
 Music, Song & BooksMusic, Song & Books by The Ovi Team
Travis Bird and Rebecca Clamp are soon coming to sing at Arkadia International Bookshop!
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Cooks in Iran have tried to assemble the world's largest ostrich sandwich at a food festival in Tehran, as part of a bid to promote healthy eating.It does make sense, since an ostrich often buries its head in the sand...wi
 How Bizarre!How Bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
A long film recordYou may want to try this at h
 Lift Spirits #10Lift Spirits #10 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 Dino & Anty #24Dino & Anty #24 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Hundreds of penguins have been returned to their native territory in the south Atlantic ocean by an air force plane after being found along Brazil's coast.No, I can't do it... no, oh no... they P-P-Picked up a pengu
 Caption This! October 2008Caption This! October 2008 by The Ovi Team
It is simple. Look at this photo of this handful of dollars and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.
 And that was September 2008...And that was September 2008... by The Ovi Team
That was one helluva September for the globe, especially as we all try to get our heads around the comic book sum of $700 billion - it reminds me of the outrageous ransom demands made by Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies. Sadly there has als
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
The European Championship is set to be expanded to feature 24 teams from 2016 instead of the current 16, according to Franz Beckenbauer.Ch-Ching!* * * * * * * US illusionist David Blaine ha
 Dino & Anty #23Dino & Anty #23 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
 2nd Opinion #612nd Opinion #61 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.For mo
 PolaragePolarage by Thanos Kalamidas
Because there are NO stars in the sky!For the full Polarage Exhibition, click
 A cup of RaktajinoA cup of Raktajino by Asa Butcher
 Caption This! September 2008Caption This! September 2008 by The Ovi Team
It is simple. Look at this photo of the former KGB/former President of Russia, now Prime Minister of Russia and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.
 And that was August 2008...And that was August 2008... by The Ovi Team
Well, that was a schizophrenic summer that has left many of us grumbling about an introvert sun that just wouldn't reveal all of its UV glory… perhaps 2009 will be better. Anyway, aside from the weather, the Ovi team had good cause to
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
 2nd Opinion #582nd Opinion #58 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.For mo
 German reportGerman report by Euro Reporter
Nazi Youth Camp A youth camp run by a neo-Nazi organization is broken up by police near Rostock in northern Germany. Authorities said the children were being instilled with Nazi propaganda under the guise of a sleep-away camp. Police h
 Dutch ReportDutch Report by Euro Reporter
Energy bills soar an average 8%Energy costs for an average household have risen 8% in the last year according to figures from the national statistics office CBS published last week. Annual gas and electricity bills are now €1,869
 Darfur: The Dead are not gone foreverDarfur: The Dead are not gone forever by Rene Wadlow
    The dead are not gone forever.    They are in the paling shadows    And in the darkening shadows.    The dead are not beneath the ground.    They ar
 Finnish ReportFinnish Report by Euro Reporter
More wiretapping?The Finnish police should be given wider wiretapping powers, in an article in the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat an Interior Ministry working group says that has proposed that criminal investigators be given the right
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Scientists in the US say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people invisible. Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley have developed a material that can bend light around 3D objects making them "disap
 I want to believeI want to believe by Asa Butcher
 080808080808 by Asa Butcher
Eight, huit, acht, kahdeksan, ocho, or simply a number 8. Less simply, it is 2x2x2, VIII, smaller than nine, larger than seven, lucky for the Chinese, inspiration for an article for me… the number eight - where would the world be without tha
 2nd Opinion #562nd Opinion #56 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 How Bizarre!How Bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
Police arrested woman because of a stolen …purse
 And that was July...And that was July... by The Ovi Team
How many websites can boast of a whole day dedicated to rats? How many websites focused on the waste of food, the disposal of energy saving light bulbs and the recycling of mobile phones in July? How many websites celebrated the birthdays of bo
 Caption This! August 2008Caption This! August 2008 by The Ovi Team
It is simple. Look at this photo of the Batman and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.
 Dino & Anty #22Dino & Anty #22 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
 "Sleep""Sleep" by Jan Sand
The sharp cold corners of the dayDeny the soft foundries where the IUndoes all regulation. Not locationNor chopping minutes' disciplinesCan marshal marching corps from liquid instances
 Estonia ReportEstonia Report by Euro Reporter
Formal diplomatic relations established between Fiji and EstoniaHistory has been created after the signing of the Diplomatic Relations Agreement on Monday 14th July, 2008 at the Estonian Embassy between the two countries with the High
 The Lost American: "Twist My Words"The Lost American: "Twist My Words" by Michael Lee Johnson
 Flying to a New WorldFlying to a New World by Frances Zheng
As you can see, this is a picture of two pigeons enjoying the warm sunshine on a lazy summer afternoon. That's what I thought too when I took this photo, but after a few seconds, I realized I was wrong...
 ShowBizz #63ShowBizz #63 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Were-Wolf Missiles Urination RitualsWere-Wolf Missiles Urination Rituals by Leah Sellers
Sabres Rattle! Fangs slash and tear at Flesh and Bone. Missiles explode! Uneaten fried rice flies for miles from burned out smouldering restaurants and interrupted homes. Only fragmented Ghost Towns remain. Faint Echoes o
 Life Undercover #66Life Undercover #66 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
A painter and decorator from Wales says he is "dumbfounded" after being slapped with a £30 fine for smoking a cigarette in his own van. He was told that because his van is his place of work he had broken the smoking laws.
 ShowBizz #62ShowBizz #62 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Life Undercover #65Life Undercover #65 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 The Lost American: "In the Garden Where the Flowers Grow"The Lost American: "In the Garden Where the Flowers Grow" by Michael Lee Johnson
I'm going to take Islam where their God has not been before-to the garden of  Jesus, olive oil presses, Gethsemane--trees, flowers, fruits, vegetables didn't poison a
 Entertainment iBiteEntertainment iBite by Thanos Kalamidas
France's first lady Carla Bruni says she will "understand" if the public scorn her album because of who she is.Feel mercy!!! ******************************************Ca
 "The Absolutes""The Absolutes" by Jan Sand
Is it intelligent for a stoneTo fly in perfect parabolic lineWhen thrown?Or is it only elemental persistenceTo slide along a trackOf minimum resistance?Any rock will qu
 The Global Seed Police: Monsanto and GM FoodThe Global Seed Police: Monsanto and GM Food by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The latest documentary by French journalist Marie-Monique Robin, The World According to Monsanto, a production of the national Film Board of Canada, can be viewed as a grand recapitulation of familiar, venal
 Turkey Turns Away From the FutureTurkey Turns Away From the Future by Europe & Us
Until very recently, Turkey was an emerging economic success story; a role model for Islamic humankind. Today the country is increasingly associated with instability and uncertainty. Tension between the old, secularist elite and the Islamic-roo
 "I'm glad""I'm glad" by Bohdan Yuri
I'm glad  That you are here because who else would bring love, flowers from her garden, and bestow them all around a life, so unsettled, 
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Conspiracy theoriesThe Spanish newspaper El Mundo leads with the Boric Acid case verdict where four police technicians have been found not guilty of a crime when they allegedly changed reports on the Madrid train bombings whic
 Koistinen (2/3)Koistinen (2/3) by Luis Alves
O actual sistema capitalista1. Conceito de classe socialO sistema capitalista baseia-se em duas instituiç
 "Snakes And Apples""Snakes And Apples" by Jan Sand
The snake shows sinuosities,Celebrates the sinister.Signals salacious suggestions,Shrouding stated sexualitiesIn slitherings sinusoidal,A sustenance of strange satanicSuperiorities.
 "face the mask""face the mask" by Bohdan Yuri
face the other side of your mask and see  yourself. behold the terror felt inside: wanting so much to hide,back and behind,that barricade;so as to withho
 Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas on God's ExistenceAristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas on God's Existence by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
As already elaborated in previous articles, there is little doubt in the mind of any educated and fair person that the medieval monks deserve much credit for their enormous contribution to the preservation of Western
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
A bride is suing a designer after her €3,500 wedding dress fell apart on her wedding day, leaving her semi-naked at the altar. The woman is now claiming damages of €35,000 from an Italian designer, who was not named.
 2nd Opinion #542nd Opinion #54 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 ShowBizz #60ShowBizz #60 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Whaling Politics - The IWC in ChileWhaling Politics - The IWC in Chile by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The International Whaling Commission has had its 60th meeting, this time in Santiago, Chile. Proceedings have followed their traditional pattern; hostilities have been reasserted between pro-whaling parties and those reluctant to give any ground o
 "The Funny Old Man""The Funny Old Man" by Jan Sand
There was an old man who was lonely and grimAnd excessively technically minded.He lived with a cat and an owl that was fatAnd a fancy new clock. He'd designed it.Every hour it rang with a
 Koistinen (1/3)Koistinen (1/3) by Luis Alves
Nokia1. Visão “interMédia “
 Caption This! July 2008Caption This! July 2008 by The Ovi Team
It is simple. Look at this photo of the Statue of Liberty and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.
 O trilho da Anaconda: Quando as construções aprendem a dançarO trilho da Anaconda: Quando as construções aprendem a dançar by Leila Dregger
O designer Martin Pietsch combina a música com a arquitectura, e este ano vai faze-lo no Boom-Festival em Portugal.O Boom vai receber uma embalagem nova. Entre 11 e 18 de Agosto, este festival independente, cultural e art
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
A Zimbabwean journalist said militias loyal to monster Mugabe had gone door-to-door in townships outside the capital, Harare, forcing people to vote. That was
 George Russell: The Song of the Greater LifeGeorge Russell: The Song of the Greater Life by Rene Wadlow
At a time when rising food prices have become a global concern and food riots are weakening governments, we need to look beyond short-term measures to deeper structural reforms. It is important to understand the pol
 And that was June 2008...And that was June 2008... by The Ovi Team
What have we learnt during the month of June? Well, Spain is the best European football team, Robert Mugabe is crazier than ever, Obama is the Democrat nominee, Bill Gates doesn't have a job, the world will get its first swirling skyscraper
 2nd Opinion #532nd Opinion #53 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 "desert sands""desert sands" by Bohdan Yuri
desert sands, windblown tides,shifting contours lost to time.a simple twist of current’s aircan set a wave in love’s despair. holding on with such suspense, shadows swo
 "Letter from the Warmer Regions""Letter from the Warmer Regions" by Jan Sand
This guy in the other pit.He's got a better demon than me.His can taunt with a sharper wit.Mine's mind is weak, I must admit.Frank, over there, gets the common stuff.Acid d
 A Swiss Army BookA Swiss Army Book by Asa Butcher
Do you know what a 'Layter' signifies? What about a 'Yan' or a Yan-a-Bumfit? Come now, it is quite simple for those addicted to 'Ducks and Drakes'! Okay, before you hit the back button I will rev
 Belgian reportBelgian report by Euro Reporter
Working in the palace without …papers! According to the Flemish daily De Standaard, three moonlighters have been caught at a building site at the Brussels Royal Palace. Two Polish and one French worker were caught red-ha
 Mugabe must goMugabe must go by Thanos Kalamidas
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai announced that his party is pulling out from the elections stating that this election will not be fair and free, yet he automatically hands victory to the Africa’s unbelievable Hitler
 "compromise""compromise" by Bohdan Yuri
next to my surprise did I realize, life is best served in compromise, not the kind that sets to ruins for the sake of one’s ruthless doings, but the kind that binds togethe
 Happy Summer?Happy Summer? by Asa Butcher
How much longer do I have to suffer the frustrations of summer? Personally I prefer winter because you know what you are going to get and therefore will not be disappointed when presented with yet another cloudy day. Summer has a reputation to uph
 "Sea Note""Sea Note" by Jan Sand
The sea in its seasonsNeed not supply reasonsFor flipping and slopping,For wetness and swish,For frothing and chopping,And swirling its fish,For rising and fallingAnd endless
 How Bizarre!How Bizarre! by Asa Butcher
Bareback ridingOn Sunday June 15th London was tr
 A European ultimatumA European ultimatum by Thanos Kalamidas
Before deciding to write anything for the Irish No for the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, I left a few days to go by to read what the pro and against would write, and most of all try to listen to the people and that are living in a country in the furth
 Reforma da Administração Central do Estado (3/3)Reforma da Administração Central do Estado (3/3) by Luis Alves
Modelo distrital e reforma eleitoralComo é do conhecimento geral, até se levar a efeito a regionalização, manter-se-ão os governos c
 2nd Opinion #522nd Opinion #52 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 The Hulk: Mark TwoThe Hulk: Mark Two by Asa Butcher
Wow! How else can I begin a review of the latest Incredible Hulk film that left me breathless and forgetting to actually blink during many of its superb action sequences? Following Ang Lee's highly-disappointing 200
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
President Robert Mugabe has vowed that the main opposition party will never lead Zimbabwe and said he was prepared to "go to war" for his country. The
 Hammering Concrete!Hammering Concrete! by Thanos Kalamidas
A brand new exhibition from Thanos Kalamidas.For the full Hammering Concrete! Exhibition, click HERE!
 "Schiavo""Schiavo" by Jan Sand
In time previous the static starsIn seeming peace, immobile, securely,Nailed firm into the firmament.Sense is devious.Stars have a term to bloomOut of dust compaction,Gravity seduc
 Life Undercover #63Life Undercover #63 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 Medien in der Friedensbildung und Konfliktvermeidung Bericht über Global Media ForumMedien in der Friedensbildung und Konfliktvermeidung Bericht über Global Media Forum by Leila Dregger
Was können Medien und Journalisten tun, um Friedensbildung weltweit zu unterstützen? Die Deutsche Welle lud zu dieser Frage zu einem weiteren „Global Media Forum“ ein, und fast 900 internationale Medienschaffende, aber au
 Does the Nordic Model need to be reformed?Does the Nordic Model need to be reformed? by Luis Alves
Does the Nordic model need to be reformed to face up to the challenges of globalisation? What exactly are these challenges and what are the causes which make the model work successfully, creating strong ec
 100 Acorns - 100 Days of Conceptual Instructions by Yoko Ono100 Acorns - 100 Days of Conceptual Instructions by Yoko Ono by Alexandra Pereira
Grapefruit, the book of conceptual instructions by Yoko Ono, was first published in 1964, 44 years ago. Grapefruit was an incredibly humoristic, provocative, refreshing
 2nd Opinion #512nd Opinion #51 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 "The Marvelous Cosmic Zoo""The Marvelous Cosmic Zoo" by Jan Sand
Come ladies, come gentsTo our wonderful events.I would like to invite you insideTo our great cosmic zoo,Fascinating to you.Please enter, let me be your guide.We've creatu
 Lift Spirits #05Lift Spirits #05 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 1American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 1 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
What's wrong with jaw-jaw? In the last century very few world leaders could be compared with Winston Churchill of the Great Britain for his stand against appeasement. And yet he is famously quoted as sayi
 How Bizarre!How Bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
Dentist with …Alzheimer’sSweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)
 Life Undercover #62Life Undercover #62 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 Queen of the WavesQueen of the Waves by Clint Wayne
Various poignant moments as you pass through life help to make you realise you are getting older, so this week's visit by the Queen to bade farewell to the QE2 before she sails off to Dubai and her final resti
 And that was May 2008...And that was May 2008... by The Ovi Team
Wow! What a month May turned out to be for Ovi magazine. First we published our 3,000th contribution, then we released the 'ME' theme issue and then we had to deal with Finnish copycats - if anybody ever needed
 Drugs: The next theme issueDrugs: The next theme issue by Asa Butcher
Following on from the success of the 'ME' theme issue, Thanos and I have decided upon 'Drugs' as the next in the long line of Ovi theme topics. What comes to your mind when you think of drugs? Is it hero
 ShowBizz #58ShowBizz #58 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Green World, Many DreamsGreen World, Many Dreams by Vieno Vehko
A little Chinese history: on September 12, 1979, Zhang Changlin was working in a local chemical factory in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. He accidentally forgot to shut off a flow valve before leaving work; consequently, 150 tons of wastewater, 30 perc
 Figures: Dance Festival in HelsinkiFigures: Dance Festival in Helsinki by The Ovi Team
Helsinki's STOA hosts 'Figures', an international dance festival featuring hip-hop, jazz, funkstyles, musical ballet, Bboying and more.For more information, visit
 "Marine Mentality""Marine Mentality" by Jan Sand
A shark is a fish who could find you delishAfter a gulp at a squidFor this carnivoreHas a mind at its coreComprised in toto of id.
 How Bizarre!How Bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
Car firms cash over BondA genteel disagreement
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
Austria to sell railway lines If you ever thought or wanted to buy a railway line in Austria, this might be the right time for you. The Austrian Federal
 A letter to a failed EUA letter to a failed EU by Thanos Kalamidas
Dear Mr. President of the European Union, dear Mr. and Mrs. Commissioners and dear Mr. and Mrs. National representatives of the 27 nations in the European Parliament, I know you have been really busy with the relationship between the EU and Russia
 Wicked is the worldWicked is the world by Trol
Somehow it is expected among fellow Greeks that as a Greek myself I would feel some particular attachment to the Aegean Sea, enough to exclude any other destination for my summer vacation, while I personally have often preferred and favoured other
 Dino & Anty #20Dino & Anty #20 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
 Spanish reportSpanish report by Euro Reporter
Lesbian wins right to adopt her partner's child Vanesa de la Heras started legal ac
 "our march in time""our march in time" by Bohdan Yuri
our march in time seems so sublime, yet, we cannot savor life’s forward climb.in the darkest corner of any forlorn sight there lives a demon in the long lost night.
 Philo of Alexandria on the Soul and Universal TruthPhilo of Alexandria on the Soul and Universal Truth by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Philo of Alexandria, also known as Philo Judaeus or Philo Alexandrinus, is perhaps the most intriguing of the classical philosophers, for he is something of a maverick comparable in modern times to Emmanuel Levinas. Li
 Lift Spirits #04Lift Spirits #04 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 "Humphry""Humphry" by Jan Sand
Humphry fell from the sky to my feetFrom a gull, swooping by.A tablespoonful of sparrowIntent on self destruction as he hoppedInto the street. But I stoppedHis foolishness, cupped him in
 "My Niece in Zimbabwe""My Niece in Zimbabwe" by Emmanuel Sigauke
I just hear you elopedgreen, unschooled,a shrub to scrubsweep and weepwhen they knowyou are grim on the screenof decency turning indecentwhen they seethe softness
 Ovi magazine, Copycats and NokiaOvi magazine, Copycats and Nokia by The Ovi Team
First of all, we want to thank reporters, journalists and bloggers because they are the only ones who have seen what Mr. Nikula missed and hopefully the legal department of Nokia Corporation will not ignore. Mr. Niku
 2nd Opinion #502nd Opinion #50 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 10 anos depois da Revisão Constitucional de 1997 (3/3)10 anos depois da Revisão Constitucional de 1997 (3/3) by Luis Alves
O processo de descentralização da Administração Central é urgente – Regionalização é a “alavanca”
 "I have a cousin""I have a cousin" by Bohdan Yuri
I have a cousin,I don’t know his name.he carries my soulinside his little game.each time I wish to changethe course of my regrets,he charts the stars aboveand wai
 Latvian ReportLatvian Report by Euro Reporter
The need for Father's DayLatvian Children and Family Affairs Minister Ainars Bastiks has highlighted the need to introduce Father’s Day in Latvia, after congratulating families on the first Latvian Family Day (May 15).
 "Whatever happened to George?""Whatever happened to George?" by Jan Sand
George was quick, George was slick.George could jump. It was his shtik.He’d run, he’d crouch, and then he’d leapAnd whoosh and zip - away he’d go.He’d sommersault and who
 ShowBizz #57ShowBizz #57 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Jari Martikainen: Vol. 4Jari Martikainen: Vol. 4 by Jari Martikainen
Jari Martikainen (31) is a Finnish aircraft mechanic who enjoys travelling and has photography as a preferred hobby... though I don't think it should be just that for him! See for yourself. Note - photos taken with smal
 "Zimbabwe Song""Zimbabwe Song" by Emmanuel Sigauke
I will teach myself the new song;I will not wait, I will not wail,for those who sung and strung the tune.I will sing it like I am the first;I will summon ears that listen,or those
 iBiteiBite by Asa Butcher
Did you know that on May 17 1990, the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from their list of mental disorders? There's still a long way to
 "fallen faces""fallen faces" by Bohdan Yuri
fallen faces lined on cruel sidewalksbodies sprawled against the walls.one disappears, another takes its place,forgotten under dirt, in man’s lost space.fallen faces can’t fi
 Life Undercover #61Life Undercover #61 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 The 'ME' Theme IssueThe 'ME' Theme Issue by Thanos Kalamidas
Every time we are referring to ‘ego’ why are we all ready to throw an anathema? Every time we talk about egos why does our mind automatically go to super egos, twisted personas and personalities? Of course, Hitler, Stalin and Mao ha
 ShowBizz #56ShowBizz #56 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Dino & Anty #19Dino & Anty #19 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
 2nd Opinion #492nd Opinion #49 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 Number 3000Number 3000 by Asa Butcher
It took our Ovi team 281 days to move from 1,000 articles to 2,000, so it is with great glee I announce that we hav
 How Bizarre!How Bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
A case for GuinnessBritish drink
 "The 'F' Word""The 'F' Word" by Jan Sand
Societies have their ups and downs,Their ins and outs, their entanglements.Like flocks of birds, they can panic,Have their senses warped by sentimentsNot well thought out, or by tradition.
 Lift Spirits #03Lift Spirits #03 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's DaughterRomeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter by Asa Butcher
Some would say that Shakespeare in Love was a Best Picture tragedy, while others would argue it was a comedy worthy of the seven statuettes. You are now wondering into which category my allegiance falls, but th
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
There has been outrage in Italy after the outgoing government published every Italian's declared earnings and tax contributions on the internet. They were t
 ShowBizz #55ShowBizz #55 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Dino & Anty #18Dino & Anty #18 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
 And that was April...And that was April... by The Ovi Team
The fluffy lambs are leaping about in the meadows, the flowers are blooming and the sun has gained some self-confidence, if I was a betting man I'd wager that spring had arrived in the Northern Hemisphere - apologies to the winter-bound ant
 2nd Opinion #482nd Opinion #48 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 Lift Spirits #02Lift Spirits #02 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 Some thoughts on the Greek fires (In Greek)Some thoughts on the Greek fires (In Greek) by Dimitra Karantzeni
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 Dance!Dance! by Steve Cartwright
It's well known that an artist becomes more popular by dying, so I'm pummelling my head with a frozen mackerel. Take a gander at my online gallery... and please hurry with your response - this mackerel's killin' me!
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said that he probably made mistakes in his first year in office by failing to explain his policies sufficiently. But in a live TV interview he also defended his presidency, saying
 Life Undercover #60Life Undercover #60 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 ShowBizz #54ShowBizz #54 by Thanos K & Asa B
An arrogant rooster, a sycophant pig, a wiseass dog and an intelligent tortoise are just some of the stars of Thanos and Asa's Show Bizz.
 Dino & Anty #17Dino & Anty #17 by Thanos K & Asa B
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
 Life Undercover #59Life Undercover #59 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 Environmental conscienceEnvironmental conscience by Asa Butcher
Today is Earth Day. I doubt you have anything special planned. There'll be no joyous parades through our towns, there'll be no flags flying and the kids will still have to go to school, so what's the big deal? Earth Day is supposed to
 Killing the death penaltyKilling the death penalty by Asa Butcher
The death penalty has been a regular issue discussed among the Ovi team and there is never any harm in broaching the subject again, especially after this week's news that an innocent man spent 26 years in prison because an attorney could not b
 Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq!Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq! by Thanos Kalamidas
Ms Rice said she saw a “coalescing of a centre in Iraqi politics” and that leaders of the various Iraqi factions were more united than ever.She arrived in the city a day after Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr threatened
 2nd Opinion #472nd Opinion #47 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad ...really bad! Seriously, I think you'll need a second opinion after this.
 A Little Dab'll Do YerA Little Dab'll Do Yer by Clint Wayne
Next time you are driving through your local Town Centre on a Saturday Night and you notice all those ‘cool young dudes’ strutting their stuff along the High Street, out ‘on the pull’, donning the l
 Lift Spirits #01Lift Spirits #01 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger... perhaps this will lift your spirit.
 Austrian reportAustrian report by Euro Reporter
A busy policeman and a thief A female taxi driver from Vienna was attacked by a robber with a knife. Coincidentally a policeman came along the road. “Help”
 What are all those inventions for?What are all those inventions for? by William Edo
Everyday, several inventions are made that promise to put an end to many of the world’s problems. However, they all go through a process of being slowly commercialized if commercialized or used at all.I stood with ama
 
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