Two Norwegian teens returned 467,200 kroner (some 62,000 euros, $81,500) they found left on a train by an elderly passenger, Norwegian media reported Thursday.
The pair found the treasure Wednesday in a bag left on the seat of a train running between Oslo and a small town in southeastern Norway.
“When I opened the bag, the first thing I saw were these wads and wads of bills,” one of the teens, identified [...]
Professor says overweight passengers generate higher costs for airlines
He suggests they pay more when they fly, while slim people pay less
But some in the industry feel the proposals are unworkable
A pay-what-you-weigh airline pricing scheme should be introduced because heavier people cost more in fuel to fly, a professor has claimed.
Heavier passengers would pay more for their plane tickets and lighter ones less under plans put forward by Dr Bharat P [...]
Researchers studied records of almost 60,000 pregnancies over ten years
Coffee may also make pregnancy last longer by a matter of hours
Mothers-to-be who have a couple of mugs of coffee a day risk having an underweight baby, research suggests.
Coffee may also make pregnancy last longer – but only by a matter of hours.
The observations come from researchers who studied detailed records of almost 60,000 pregnancies from a ten-year period in Norway.
Military warns: “Possible terrorist activity of the unpredictable nature and scope” 18:43 Norwegian defense has on Thursday raised the terror preparedness because of the risk of attacks.
Force increased terror alert
PST **: ** threats unchanged Defence: No specific threat ** Police: strange we do not know the background
(AP) The military has introduced rerrorberedskap A in all Norwegian military camps in Norway.
What VG has stated, it will be the operational [...]
January 23, 2013
On January 22, 2013, Reuters reported that nearly 800 children in Europe have developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine produced by the British drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline in 2009. Reports of spikes in narcolepsy cases are also surfacing in Finland, Norway, Ireland, France and Sweden.
During the 2009-2010 H1N1 swine flu pandemic, the vaccine was given to more than 30 million [...]
CME IMPACT + MICROBIAL LIGHTS: A coronal mass ejection hit Earth’s magnetic field on Jan. 19th at approximately 17:15 UT. The weak impact did not trigger a full-fledged geomagnetic storm, but it did illuminate the Arctic Circle with auroras. Frank Olsen photographed the display from a beach in Sortland, Norway; scroll past his picture to learn about the glittering lights in the sand:
The lights in the sand are bioluminescent dinoflagellates, [...]
Seven hostages, 11 kidnappers killed during ‘final assault’ on Algerian gas plant – state news
Security source tells @AFP it is thought hostages were killed in retaliation for ‘final’ Algerian gas plant raid
The ‘final assault’ by Algerian troops on a gas plant seized by militants has resulted in the deaths of seven hostages and 11 kidnappers. The militants reportedly summarily executed their captives as troops tried to free them.
Earlier, the militants [...]
by Wolf Richter, Testosterone Pit.com:
Americans under fifty are paying the price. We don’t know exactly why. Even the panel of experts that authored the massive report, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, admits that it can’t entirely pinpoint the reasons. But we do know how Americans under fifty, particularly males, are paying the price: with their lives.
The US health disadvantage, as the report calls it, is more prevalent among “socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.” [...]
Germany has un-employment rate of 5.4%,
So what are they doing different compared to US?
1- They have Universal socialized health care, which means while all their people have health care they spend a small fraction of what US businesses and Government spend on health care.
2- They have Universal Education, which meas you can go up to your PhD pretty much for FREE.
3- They do not [...]
In 1997, Norway instituted Debt Forgiveness and “Wrote Down” 90% of the Countries Mortgage Debt.
It’s been done, documented, and completely hidden from the World, through the World Media, until 19 April 2012.
Complete and Total Censorship of anything Debt Forgiveness Related, World Wide.
Here is a link to radio Interview of a Lawyer from Norway instrumental in bringing Mortgage Debt Forgiveness to Norway.
[ Broadcast on: 19 April 2012
Morning Ireland: Conference on ways [...]
Mikael Holter, Josiane Kremer and Kristin Myers
August 24, 2012
Anders Behring Breivik, who spent 10 weeks in court defending his massacre of 77 people last year, will serve 21 years in jail after both killer and prosecution said they won’t appeal a ruling which found him to be sane.
Breivik, who smiled as Judge Wenche Arntzen read out the verdict, was sentenced to a 21-year jail term and must serve a minimum [...]
“Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage just over a year ago, was found to be sane Friday by a Norwegian court, as he was sentenced to 21 years in prison”
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Rising debt and regulatory constraints continue to damage the reputations of the U.S. and Europe as business-friendly locales, but America’s northern neighbor is doing the right things to encourage entrepreneurship with robust tax reform, strong investor protections and a lack of red tape.
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The sea of red just got even redder as Japan, Korea, Norway, South Africa and Taiwan all dropped below 50, i.e., into contraction territory. From Bank of America: “Overnight and early this morning, a bevy of global manufacturing PMI reports were released. This provides us with an early reading on the state of manufacturing. Out of the 24 countries reporting so far, 10 saw month-over-month improvements in their manufacturing PMIs, while [...]
A collapse of eurozone could spark extremism, head of MI5 warns
“Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, raised the prospect of a rise in extremism in the UK should euro nations go in to meltdown.
Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, raised the prospect of a rise in extremism in the UK should euro nations go in to meltdown.
And he highlighted the devastation that can be caused by a single individual such [...]
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Norwegian man has received terrorist training from al-Qaida’s offshoot in Yemen and is awaiting orders to carry out an attack on the West, officials from three European security agencies told The Associated Press on Monday.
Western intelligence officials have long feared such a scenario – a convert to Islam who is trained in terrorist methods and can blend in easily in Europe and the United States, traveling [...]
Wealthy Americans aren’t just leaving tax-heavy states like New York and California, they’re leaving the country.
U.S. citizens are defecting at record levels in order to escape high taxes, the New York Post reported. About 8,000 U.S. citizens are projected to renounce their citizenship in 2012, or about 154 a week — versus 3,805 in 2011, or about 73 per week, according to immigration officials, the Post reported.
They want to avoid [...]
As the economic crisis in Europe continues to flare up, investors holding sovereign debt have had to pay substantially higher rates to insure themselves from default via Credit Default Swaps.
Business Insider compiled data on some 59 countries where investors can buy protection.
The results: issuers of credit default swaps don’t see the U.S., Germany or Norway defaulting anytime soon.
What follows is a look at the cost to insure $10,000 of ten-year sovereign [...]
As Arctic ice recedes, exposing vast deposits of natural resources and new sea routes, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boards a research vessel in Norway’s northern town of Tromso, to demonstrate America’s interests the Arctic riches.
Spotify has today unveiled an all-singing, all-dancing app for the iPad.
Far from being simply a larger version of its phone app, the folks at Spotify have concentrated on specific features that play to the strengths of the mighty tablet.
These include impressive interactive displays, with sharper images and richer colours.
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Spotify for iPad: The first thing users will see with their new Spotify app is the log-in screen, with [...]
“The experts’ main conclusion is that the accused, Anders Behring Breivik, is not considered to have been psychotic at the time of the actions on July 22, 2011,” the Oslo district court said in a statement which reopens the debate on whether the self-confessed killer can be sent to prison.
“That means that he is considered criminally responsible at the time of the crime.”
The new evaluation counters the findings of an [...]
Feeling blue? Maybe relocating to Denmark would help.
The Scandinavian nation came out on top of a new ranking of global moods. Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Canada rounded out the top five countries in a “World Happiness Report” published by The Earth Institute of Columbia University and released this week as part of a United Nations conference to discuss the idea of a new economic paradigm based on public well-being.
RELATED: Forget [...]
The Structure Of Empires (February 22, 2012)
“Empires, as last week’s post noted, have been around for a long time. The evidence of history suggests that they show up fairly promptly once agriculture becomes stable and sophisticated enough to support urban centers, and go away only when urban life also breaks down. Anyone interested in tracking the rise and fall of empires thus has anything up to five thousand years of fairly [...]
Iran presses ahead with dollar attack
Japan 4Q GDP Contracts More Than Expected
Draghi’s $158 Billion Free Lunch to Boost EU Bank Profits
Germany: Greek bailout approval not until March
Pennsylvania’s Scranton Strains Under Ruling Cutting Fiscal Repair Measure
Detroit crisis may force sale of crucial assets
Quinn eyes cuts to Medicaid (Illinois)
Fla. Senate looks to cut $600 M in Medicaid reimbursements
Providence Mayor to Deliver State of City Address
China tells banks to roll over local govt [...]
country Details Assets| Liabilities
2011-Q3 Belgium Reorganisation and transfer of activities of reporting bank. 14.8| 16.8
2011-Q3 Finland Changes in reporting practice. -40.2| -40.3
2011-Q3 Norway Changes in the reporting population. 5.2| 7.7
2011-Q3 United Kingdom Improvements in reporting practice and changes in the
reporting population 416.5 309.1
country Details Assets Liabilities
2009-Q1 United States Revisions from reporting banks. -3.5| 15.2
2009-Q2 United States Revisions from reporting banks. -1.5| 5.2
2009-Q3 United States Revisions from reporting banks. [...]