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Norway supermarket chain pioneers battery recycling machines

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Norway’s second-largest supermarket chain said Tuesday it has introduced reverse vending machines that give customers discount coupons for new batteries when they deposit old ones for recycling. Coop Norway believes the Swedish-made machines are the world’s first for batteries, company spokesman Harald Kristiansen said. Just under 2,500 batteries have been collected in the three weeks […]

Source: Washington Post

Published: May 29, 2017


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Easter Read: The trillion-dollar difference

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Category: Accounting / Financial

Although organizations put technology in the spotlight in the future of work, it is, in fact, human capital that holds the greatest value for organizations now and in future, new Korn Ferry Hay Group research finds. An economic analysis commissioned by the firm and conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research finds that […]

Source: Korn Ferry

Published: May 29, 2017


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World’s First Ship Tunnel to Bypass Norway’s Most Dangerous Waters

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Category: Airline / Travel

Norwegian officials have given the green light to fully finance what is set to become the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel, bypassing one of the most dangerous areas for vessels along the Norwegian coast. The Stad Ship Tunnel will be blasted through 1.7 kilometers of rock at the narrowest point of the Stad Peninsula, allowing ships […]

Source: GCaptain.com

Published: May 29, 2017


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Scandinavians Take Drastic Steps to Get Into Booming Housing Market

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Joakim Bakka, a 29-year-old shop worker, was so desperate to get into Norway’s booming housing market that he was prepared to borrow money at 13 percent for a deposit to buy a home. It would have been risky but he felt he had no choice. Bakka, from the Norwegian city of Drammen, is not alone […]

Source: NY Times

Published: May 29, 2017


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U.S. women make history at cross country skiing world championships

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Eight years ago, Kikkan Randall made history when she was the first American woman to win a cross country skiing world championship medal. On Thursday, she and teammate Jessie Diggins held the U.S. flag as they skied down the finishing lane together after making more history at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, […]

Source: USA Today

Published: May 29, 2017


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