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Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  In her extraordinary new documentary film, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word,” director Yael Bridge examines the surprising rebirth of American socialism. “Socialism is as American as apple pie,” notes one of the film’s interviewees, Harvard University philosopher and activist Cornel West. That statement becomes the film’s theme.  Of course, many would dispute West’s statement. “America will never be a socialist country,” P...
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Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
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Nordic challenger bank Lunar raises €40M Series C, plans to enter the ‘buy now, pay later’ space

Lunar, the Nordic challenger bank that started out life as a personal finance manager app (PFM) but acquired a full banking license in 2019, has raised €40 million in Series C funding from existing investors. The injection of capital follows a €20 million Series B disclosed in April this year and comes on the back of Lunar rolling out Pro paid-for subscriptions — similar to a number of other challenger banks in Europe — personal consumer loans, and the launch of business bank accounts in August....
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Sweden, Tech, Eu, Paypal, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Oslo, Klarna, Lunar, Denmark Sweden, PFM

Eighth century pagan temple to Old Norse gods unearthed in Norway

A 1,200-year-old temple to the Old Norse gods including Thor and Odin has been unearthed in Norway by a team of archaeologists. It was likely used for worship and sacrifices to gods during the midsummer and midwinter solstices, and other fertility festivals. Icelanders are officially practicing the Old Norse pagan religions again; the first temple to the Norse gods in 1000 years is currently being constructed in the City of Reykjavík. A 1,200-year-old temple to Norse gods like Thor, Odin, and F...
Tags: Sweden, Religion, History, Innovation, Anthropology, Archaeology, Denmark, Norway, Ose, Thor, Odin, Ancient World, Thor Odin, Freyer, Freyr, Uppåkra

It’s Reflective Fjord Season

This image-stabilized video of Tomasz Furmanek kayaking through the fjords of western Norway is almost obscenely beautiful. I want to go to there. (Really dislike the music though…this would have been so much better just with the ambient noise of the boat and paddle slipping through the water. Like this video.) Tags: Tomasz Furmanek   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
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The Chinese electric vehicle industry is on a rebound after an almost year-long slump, but startups BYD and NIO are taking initiative to shield against market volatility

NIO EP9 electric car is displayed at its store in Beijing REUTERS Chinese passenger EV sector is on a rebound after a prolonged period of low sales volume but volatility remains. With over 400 registered EV manufacturers In the country, some level of sector consolidation is expected. Leading EV companies such as BYD and NIO are innovating in customer service and charging infrastructure. The future of EVs in China will be closely linked to the development of autonomous d...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Customers, Chicago, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, Toyota, Michael O Neill, Norway, Baidu, Business Insider

Meet the startups joining our accelerator program

Back in July, we announced Google for Startups Accelerator: Europe, a three-month program designed to help European and Israeli startups access Google’s products and experts to grow their businesses. Today, we’re announcing the nine selected participants, who come from six countries and are solving a variety of challenges—from health and education tech to app development and e-commerce.AppFarm (Norway): Enables companies to create cloud-based, tailored applications in days, not months, without e...
Tags: Google, Europe, Israel, Entrepreneurs, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Norway, Google Cloud, Google in Europe, Yosh, Agnieszka Hryniewicz Bieniek, Infermedica, Piotr Orzechowski, Akinator

Norwegian Home Guard Gets More HK416s and MP7s as AG-3 is Phased Out

The Norwegian Army and Home Guard are possibly some of the best-equipped forces with a variety of modern firearms from Heckler & Koch, Barrett, Glock and FN. The Norwegian Home Guard continues phasing out the old AG-3 (Automatgevær 3), which is the Norwegian version of the Heckler & Koch G3. In total, the Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk in Norway […] Read More … The post Norwegian Home Guard Gets More HK416s and MP7s as AG-3 is Phased Out appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Norway, Daily News, AG, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Norwegian Army, Hk416n, Kulsprutepistol MP7, MIL/LE, Heckler & Koch MP7, AG-3, Koch Barrett Glock, Automatgevær, Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk

Sweden is moving away from its no-lockdown strategy and preparing strict new rules amid rising coronavirus cases

Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images Sweden's health officials are set to unveil strict new coronavirus rules for local regions to impose. The country opted against lockdown measures in response to the first wave of the pandemic. However, growing case numbers in areas like the cities of Stockholm and Uppsala have prompted a rethink. Authorities in the worst-affected areas are set to have the power to strongly recommend people to avoid public transp...
Tags: News, Sweden, Trends, Finland, Telegraph, Norway, Stockholm, The Telegraph, Umea University, Stefan Lofven, Uppsala, Joacim Rocklöv, JONATHAN NACKSTRAND, Public Health Agency, Adam Payne, Coronavirus

Norway pioneered electric ferries. Now it's making them self-driving

Norwegian startup Zeabuz has created a zero-emissions, self-driving electric ferry. As more cities look to boats for clean and cheap transport, autonomous ferries could revolutionize urban waterways.
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Europe’s Biggest Dance Show returns at Radio 1

Radio 1 is broadcasting Europe’s Biggest Dance Show for another year as nine radio stations come together for the event. Stations from eight different countries will air an eight hour dance music simulcast on Friday 23rd October. Annie Mac will kick the show off at 6pm on Friday 23rd October with a new mix from Danny Howard and a Hottest Record from one of Europe’s biggest dance music stars. The station’s first multi-nation dance simulcast of this kind took place in 2019 with a seven hour bro...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, Top, Germany, Radio, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, BBC Radio, Annie Mac, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, Danny Howard, Radio Fritz Belgium VRT Studio Brussel

Covid in Europe: how countries are tackling second wave

Roundup of measures affecting mask-wearing, schools and more across mainland EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustria has reintroduced mandatory mask-wearing for shops and public transport, imposed a 1am closing time on bars and restaurants, and limited non-seated gatherings in public places to 10 people. A “mini lockdown” has been imposed on the Kuchl region in the Land Salzburg state, where public events are currently completely banned, visits to care homes for...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Tromsø, Norway

Photo submitted by Oddmar Steinsvik, “A picture from my birthday-after-work ride in the mountains in Tromsø, Norway. First snow.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a description here. *Please note […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Tromsø, Norway appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Norway, Tromsø Norway, Pic of the Day, Oddmar Steinsvik

Denmark’s Utopian Garden City Built Entirely in Circles: See Astounding Aerial Views of Brøndby Haveby

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Henry Do (@henry_do) on Aug 21, 2019 at 9:02am PDT This unusual form, more of which you can see in Do’s drone photos at Lonely Planet, suits the long-established Danish cabin culture, according to which every city-dwelling Dane with the means buys a smaller second home in the countryside as a retreat. (Though the houses in Brøndby Haveby are owned, the gardens a...
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Global stocks drop as hopes for stimulus wane before election and Europe imposes tough new COVID restrictions

Erin Scott/Pool/Getty Images Global stocks fell on Thursday, driven by fading chances of a fiscal deal before next month's  election, rising COVID cases in Europe and after some Wall Street banks posted weaker earnings. European shares fell following a downbeat session in Asia. The dollar index rose and the US 10 year yield fell showing lower risk appetite. The pound could get a boost if the UK government persists with Brexit negotiations with the EU this week, an analyst said. Visit Busin...
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Norway 1-0 Northern Ireland: Ian Baraclough pleased with performance despite defeat

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough says there are lots of positive for his side to take from their 1-0 Nations League defeat by Norway.
Tags: Football, Northern Ireland, Norway, Ian Baraclough, Nations League

Dallas own goal costs Northern Ireland in Norway

Oslo (AFP) – Stuart Dallas’ own goal condemned Northern Ireland to a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Norway despite keeping Erling Braut Haaland quiet in Oslo. Haaland ran riot with two goals and an assist... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Northern Ireland, Dallas, Norway, Oslo, Afp, Stuart Dallas, Nations League, Erling Braut Haaland, Oslo Haaland

Norway 1-0 Northern Ireland: Much-changed visitors lose as poor Nations League results continue

A much-changed Northern Ireland suffer their third consecutive Nations League defeat as a Stuart Dallas own goal gives Norway a 1-0 win.
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Much-changed Northern Ireland lose to Norway as poor Nations League results continue

A much-changed Northern Ireland suffer their third consecutive Nations League defeat as a Stuart Dallas own goal gives Norway a 1-0 win.
Tags: Football, Northern Ireland, Norway, Stuart Dallas, Nations League

Norway blames Russian hackers for parliament email breach

Norway is the latest country to accuse Russia of infiltrating its systems. Government officials claim Russian state-sponsored hackers were behind a breach of its parliament‘s email system which was disclosed back in August. “This is a very serious incident, affecting our most important democratic institution,” said Norway Foreign Affairs Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide. “Based on the information the government has, it is our view that Russia is responsible for these activities.” The Russian Embassy...
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Undocumented backdoor that covertly takes snapshots found in kids’ smartwatch (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Xplora) A popular smartwatch designed exclusively for children contains an undocumented backdoor that makes it possible for someone to remotely capture camera snapshots, wiretap voice calls, and track locations in real time, a researcher said. The X4 smartwatch is marketed by Xplora, a Norway-based seller of children’s watches. The device, which sells for about $200, runs on Android and offers a range of capabilities, including the ability to make and receive voice calls to pa...
Tags: News, Norway, Dan Goodin, Xplora, Mnemonic

Recovery from grief is a slow, difficult process for families of terrorism victims

People who lose loved ones to terrorism are at a particularly high risk of developing Prolonged Grief Disorder, a condition characterized by severe and persistent longing for the deceased and reduced functioning in daily life. Researchers assessed grief in parents and siblings of those killed in the 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway, and found that nearly 80% of study participants experienced a high level of grief and either no sign or a slow recovery.
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Norway says Russia behind cyberattack against its parliament

The Norwegian parliament says it came under cyberattack in August and email accounts of many politicians were hacked.
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Norway blames Russia for cyber-attack on parliament

Moscow said there was no evidence for the accusation, calling it a "serious and wilful provocation".
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Norway says Russia behind cyber attack against its parliament

Russia was behind a cyber attack launched against the Norwegian parliament in August, the Norwegian foreign minister said on Tuesday.
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NI boss Ian Baraclough says he has to be 'selfish but balanced' with team selection for Norway

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough says he has to do what is best for Northern Ireland when selecting his side to play Norway.
Tags: Football, Northern Ireland, Norway, Ian Baraclough

Oslo police seize tuned electric scooter with top speed of 36mph

Owner of scooter that can go almost three times the speed limit faces prosecutionPolice in Oslo have seized a tuned electric scooter with a top speed of 36mph (58kph), nearly three times the legal limit.The scooter was seized during a control programme in Oslo in a joint operation with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration during which two electric scooters were stopped on suspicion of illegal speeding. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Norway, Road transport, Oslo, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Oil rebounds as strong China trade data offsets supply concerns | Reuters

Oil rebounds as strong China trade data offsets supply concerns | Reuters:Oil prices rose on Tuesday, recovering some ground from falls of nearly 3% in the previous session, drawing support from robust China data, although concerns about supply resumption in Norway, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Libya still weighed on the market.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 12 cents, or 0.30%, to $39.55 a barrel at 0739 GMT. Brent crude futures rose 12 cents, or 0.29%, to $41.84 a barrel.C...
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Honningcentralen: Norway's largest workplace

After 93 years in business, the norwegian Honningcentralen (The Honey Central) debuted on TV and social media with a series of short low-budget commercials presenting Honningcentralen, with its dedicated beekeepers and billions of bees, as "Norway’s largest workplace". The campaign was comprise...
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Conor McLaughlin: Northern Ireland defender bullish for Norway game

Conor McLaughlin says Norway will face a much different Northern Ireland side than the one they hammered 5-1 in Belfast last month.
Tags: Football, Northern Ireland, Norway, Belfast, Conor McLaughlin