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That was this week’s news, 28 May 2010. Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines. Tuesday (after Monday’s holiday) saw a gloomy start to the week. Oslo Stock Exchange dropped more than three percent, NRK reported increasing numbers of drop-outs in secondary schools, and state employees threatened to drop working if they didn’t get a pay rise. There was one bright spell, though. Stavanger council has told cyclists to pay more attention to walkers instead of shouting at them to move. If they don’t, you could always find an umbrella to stick in their wheels. That’ll get their attention. On Wednesday, Aftenposten wrote the Consumer Ombudsman has lodged a complaint with Data Inspectorate (Datatilsynet) about Facebook’s poor privacy settings, some municipalities are lax about putting information on the Internet about their inhabitants – according to NRK – and VG reported several students were caught for exam cheating at the University of Bergen. At least we know where they got their information from.

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That was this week’s news, 28 May 2010

Published on Saturday, 29th May, 2010 at 10:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Amongst the headlines, thin lines, and Party lines.

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Tuesday (after Monday’s holiday) saw a gloomy start to the week. Oslo Stock Exchange dropped more than three percent, NRK reported increasing numbers of drop-outs in secondary schools, and state employees threatened to drop working if they didn’t get a pay rise. There was one bright spell, though. Stavanger council has told cyclists to pay more attention to walkers instead of shouting at them to move. If they don’t, you could always find an umbrella to stick in their wheels. That’ll get their attention.

On Wednesday, Aftenposten wrote the Consumer Ombudsman has lodged a complaint with Data Inspectorate (Datatilsynet) about Facebook’s poor privacy settings, some municipalities are lax about putting information on the Internet about their inhabitants – according to NRK – and VG reported several students were caught for exam cheating at the University of Bergen. At least we know where they got their information from.

Thursday, the Parliament voted against the Progress Party’s (FrP) proposal to ban hijabs and niqabs in public. At least FrP can’t be accused for covering anything up.

On Thursday, again, NRK’s poll showed only one of three Norwegians is interested in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). Do you think NRK will give them a discount on their TV license after spending millions or kroner on the event?

Friday’s The Foreigner full marks go to Swedish Radio’s commentator Annike Jankell for praising Anna Bergendahl’s singing talents after the country crashed out of the ESC. She criticised many other acts for having other types of talent. Meanwhile, oil-rich Norway’s still in the running, showing being Crude may get you further.



Published on Saturday, 29th May, 2010 at 10:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: headlines, satire, nrk, aftenposten, vg.





  
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