That was this week’s news, 25 June 2010 / News / The Foreigner

That was this week’s news, 25 June 2010. Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines. On Monday Terje Assum, a researcher at the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) revealed there’s been no indication of a decline in the number of alcohol-related accidents since the drink-driving limit was lowered at the beginning of 2001. Counting must be difficult when drunk. Norwegian motoristshave been discovered to be cheating on their insurance, Aftenposten reported on Tuesday. The number of car fire claims has tripled in the last two years, and If Insurance suspects many owners set them alight on purpose. So that’s what’s happened to the alcohol then.

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That was this week’s news, 25 June 2010

Published on Saturday, 26th June, 2010 at 09:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines.

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On Monday Terje Assum, a researcher at the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) revealed there’s been no indication of a decline in the number of alcohol-related accidents since the drink-driving limit was lowered at the beginning of 2001. Counting must be difficult when drunk.

Norwegian motoristshave been discovered to be cheating on their insurance, Aftenposten reported on Tuesday. The number of car fire claims has tripled in the last two years, and If Insurance suspects many owners set them alight on purpose. So that’s what’s happened to the alcohol then.

Wednesday’s full marks from The Foreigner go to Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. He told VG he believed European football teams’ poor performance at the World Cup in South Africa could be due to the current financial crisis. Wealthy Norway didn’t even qualify.

On Thursday, NRK reported many electricity companies are overcharging customers who don’t read their meter regularly. One 90-year-old woman had forgotten about it for a year and a half, and got a bill the size of her social security benefits. They reduced it by 3,000 kroner, but not until she’d complained to the Electricity Appeal Board. Short-changing old ladies can short-circuit your reputation.

Snoop Dogg said he wanted to see Norwegian breasts in public during his concert in Stavanger, Rogalands Avis and Stavanger Aftennblad reported yesterday. He’s obviously not very good at snooping then.



Published on Saturday, 26th June, 2010 at 09:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: headlines, satire, aftenposten, vg, nrk, rogalands, avis, stavanger, aftenblad, jonas, gahr, stoere, snoop, dogg, minister, foreign, south, africa, norway.





  
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