Russians and Norwegians are the most numerous groups in the region; the Sami make up only a small minority of about 5% of the population in Sápmi. No political organization advocates secession, although several groups desire more territorial autonomy and/or more self-determination for the region's indigenous population.
Sápmi (and corresponding terms in other Sami languages) refers to both the Sami land and the Sami people. In fact, the word "Sámi" is only the accusative-genitive form of the noun "Sápmi"—making the name's (Sámi olbmot) meaning "people of Sápmi." The origin of the word is speculated to be related to the Baltic word *žēmē that simply means "land". The same word is speculated to be the origin of "Suomi", the Finnish name for Finland.
Being Eileen is a BBC "heart-warming" comedy-drama which began as a new six-part series on 4 February, and ended on 11 March 2013. Originally titled Lapland, it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 24 December 2011, the channel the series airs on. Although initially a single 75-minute episode which was set in Lapland, Finland, it was announced as a series renamed Being Eileen, consisting of six 30 minute episodes, due to the success of the single episode, which was viewed by 6.9 million viewers upon its original airing. The series also aired on BBC Two as part of Sign Zone, which features sign language throughout. The series was released on DVD on 1 April 2013.
Penthouse Forum was started in March 1970 as a supplement to Penthouse.
Unlike the main Penthouse title, Penthouse Forum is more journalistic than pornographic, and features editorials and opinion pieces on controversial contemporary topics. It features regular monthly columns titled "On the Boards", "On the Beltway", and "On the Edge". It also features a section for the "Letter of the Month".
Forum is a two-hour live call-in radio program produced by KQED-FM, presenting discussions of local, state, national and international issues, and in-depth interviews. The program began in 1990 as a politics-oriented talk show, created and hosted by Kevin Pursglove. Since 1993, it has been hosted by scholar, author, professor, and former KGO Radio host Michael Krasny, who broadened the program's scope to a cross-section of current events.
The format of Forum varies from show to show, but generally involves an in-person interview followed by public Q&A via phone or email with one or more subjects, often nationally prominent authors and scholars. The program airs for two hours on weekday mornings, with an hour repeated in the evening.
“Theo’s off school today with the runs!” ... When sharing isn’t caring ... I literally ruined my kids’ Christmas surprise by asking for recommendations about Lapland on public forums. I was all ‘Hey kids, you’ll never believe where we’re going!’ And they were like, ’Lapland ... I cheered him on ... .
Activity at LaplandNew Forest Ltd, however, was now in full swing ...Down at Lapland, things soon turned ugly ... By midweek, the BournemouthEcho had started a petition demanding full refunds, and several forums opened on Facebook for angry Lapland customers, including "Lapland New Forest Is Rubbish", and "New Forest Lapland Experience - Scam".
Pokka Hannele, governor of the Finnish province of Lapland and chairperson of the forum, said the northern region is confronted with grave issues such as floods, abnormal weather, environmental protection and sustainable development ... and Finland's Lapland Province. .