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That was this week’s news, 21 May 2010. Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines. On Tuesday, police in Hedmark said they couldn’t respond to advance warnings by customs about human trafficking due to budget constraints. Neither the Police Directorate nor the Ministry of Justice wished to comment. They were probably stuck in traffic. Wednesday’s The Foreigner full marks go to the 7th Division football player from Nærbø who got a red card from the ref for smoking at half-time off. According to NRK, the stunned footballer didn’t agree with the ref’s decision, turned up for the second half, and the ref called the rest of the match off. At least he didn’t walk home alone.

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That was this week’s news, 21 May 2010

Published on Saturday, 22nd May, 2010 at 14:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines.

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On Tuesday, police in Hedmark said they couldn’t respond to advance warnings by customs about human trafficking due to budget constraints. Neither the Police Directorate nor the Ministry of Justice wished to comment. They were probably stuck in traffic.

Wednesday’s The Foreigner full marks go to the 7th Division football player from Nærbø who got a red card from the ref for smoking at half-time off. According to NRK, the stunned footballer didn’t agree with the ref’s decision, turned up for the second half, and the ref called the rest of the match off. At least he didn’t walk home alone.

Still on Wednesday (yes, Monday was a Sunday), Aftenposten reported Iceland’s volcanic ash could mean people don’t travel to Norway to see next weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest final in Oslo. NRK stand to lose about 10 million kroner. If it’s ash they’re worried about, perhaps they should talk to the football player.

Thursday saw the cleaners go on strike, and the tax authorities announce their plans to track down Norwegians’ undeclared millions in offshore tax havens. At least they won’t get cleaned out.

Still on money, yesterday, Svein Gjedrem, governor of Norges Bank, told Dagbladet customers’ banks should charge them more when they take money out their accounts. One more money loser we can bank on.



Published on Saturday, 22nd May, 2010 at 14:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: headlines, satire, nrk, aftenposten, dagbladet, naerboe, svein, gjedrem, norges, bank, .





  
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