Norway universities criticized for overuse of English


University of Oslo. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix The Language Council of Norway (Språkrådet) says it is concerned about the amount of English used in courses at Norwegian universities and colleges.   A number of classes at higher education institutions across the country are taught entirely in English, reports broadcaster NRK. The council saidContinue reading “Norway universities criticized for overuse of English”

Norway youth now ‘too lazy’ to take Swedes’ café jobs: lobby group


Two staff (nationality unknown) in Oslo’s Kaffebrenneriet café. Photo: Kaffebrenneriet From:  The Local’ Norway Young Norwegians are so spoiled that most no longer consider jobs in cafés or restaurants now staffed largely by Swedes, the head of Norway’s national business lobby group has complained. “We have started to see it as quite natural that thereContinue reading “Norway youth now ‘too lazy’ to take Swedes’ café jobs: lobby group”

Republican Party: Hero’s Needed !


  Photo: Google Winning the Battle and Losing the War More than 30 Republicans have announced they planned to retire by 2019. The latest, is California’s Darrell Issa.   Issa was first elected to Congress in in 2001. For many years his  district representing Western San Diego Country was considered safe district for the Republican Party. The demographicsContinue reading “Republican Party: Hero’s Needed !”

Record number of people leave Sweden


‘Don’t go to America’ pamphlet from the early 20th century, and Skavsta airport. Files: Private, TT The number of people who left Sweden behind last year hit the historic levels seen when Swedes headed to America in droves, Statistics Sweden noted on Thursday. From: The Local In 2013, 23,500 women and 27,100 men upped sticksContinue reading “Record number of people leave Sweden”

Do we really need the Penny?


Canada officials have made the cost-cutting decision to start phasing out their penny — could Abe Lincoln be next? The Royal Canadian Mint on Monday officially ended its distribution of pennies to financial institutions, citing production costs now exceeding their monetary value. The United States has wrestled with a similar problem in recent decades. TheContinue reading “Do we really need the Penny?”