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'World's happiest country' seeks migrants

Repeatedly dubbed the happiest nation on the planet with world-beating living standards, Finland should be deluged by people wanting to relocate, but in fact it faces an acute workforce shortage. "It's now widely acknowledged that we need a spectacular number of people to come to the country," recruiter Saku Tihverainen from agency Talented Solutions told AFP. Workers are needed "to help cover the cost of the greying generation", the recruiter explained. While many Western countries are battling weak population growth, few are feeling the effects as sharply as Finland.
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Baker Hughes chief says regulatory incentives needed on emissions

(Reuters) - U.S. energy services firm Baker Hughes Co on Tuesday said regulatory frameworks are needed to help spur the growth of energy transition technologies, such as hydrogen, as its top executive called on regulators to create incentives to reduce emissions. Baker Hughes, previously focused heavily on technologies serving the...
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Norway Launches New Effort to Tighten Gambling Monopoly Regime

Norway’s Ministry of Culture has renewed its effort to unify the Scandinavian nation’s gambling laws into a single framework, while also cementing Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto as the only two entities that are permitted to conduct gambling activities. A bill on the matter was introduced in the Stortinget, Norway’s...
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Pandemic has increased trust in media: report

The pandemic has helped rebuild a little of the confidence lost in the media, and pushed news companies even more towards digital, according to the annual Reuters Institute report published Wednesday. - Shift to digital - The Reuters Institute, based at Britain's University of Oxford, found increased consumption of mainstream news particularly in countries with "strong and independent public service media".

Nordic fund KLP divests from Adani Ports over links to Myanmar military

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian pension fund KLP is divesting from Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited on the grounds the company’s links with the Myanmar military breach the fund’s responsible investment policy, KLP told Reuters on Tuesday. Adani Ports, India’s largest port operator, has been under scrutiny from international...

Baker Hughes eyes CCS in Norway

The company signed a memorandum of understanding with CCS developer Borg CO2. US upstream services company Baker Hughes said June 22 it was teaming up with a Norwegian partner to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology for industrial sites in the Scandinavian country. Baker Hughes said it reached a...

FESTIVALS: On Site Anifilm 2021 Kicks Off Today

LIBEREC: The 2021 edition of Anifilm – International Festival of Animated Films starts in physical form today in Liberec, Czech Republic. Ten feature films will compete in the International Competition of Long Animated Films. Even Mice Belong In Heaven by Denisa Grimmova and Jan Bucenicek, a coproduction between the Czech...

Norway’s regulator discourages consumers from cryptocurrency use

• Regulators in Norway warn about cryptocurrency scams. • The Nordic country joins the crypto regulators of the United Kingdom and Europe. Finanstilsynet, Norway’s largest financial supervisory authority, has become the latest regulator in Europe to discuss cryptocurrencies. This financial agency alerts traders about cryptocurrency volatility and business risks. Although this is not a significant announcement to the crypto community, it will affect investors in the Nordic region.

Project Canopy offers free trees to Maine landowners

Project Canopy, Maine’s urban and community forest program, is offering native tree seedlings free to Maine landowners on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited quantities of six different species are available to order online: sugar maple, white, red, and Norway spruce, balsam fir and Maine’s state tree – the eastern white pine.
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Terms agreed: Bad news for Chelsea as £150m-rated star edges closer to Real Madrid move

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has reportedly agreed personal terms with Real Madrid, with the two clubs now needing to negotiate a transfer fee. This huge piece of transfer news comes from journalist Alfredo Pedulla, who has tweeted the latest on the Haaland transfer situation, and it’s not looking too good for Chelsea, who have been linked with the Norway international by and others.

Vår Energi makes significant oil and gas discovery offshore Norway

Vaar Energi, a majority owned subsidiary of Eni, has made a significant oil and gas discovery near the Balder field in the Norwegian North Sea. The discovery follows the drilling of the wildcat wells Prince 25/8-20 S and King 25/8-20 B, and appraisal well 25/8-20 C, all located in production licence 027.
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Italy's Eni makes oil discovery in Norway

OSLO, June 21 (Reuters) - Vaar Energi, a majority owned unit of Italy's Eni (ENI.MI), has made a "significant" discovery of new oil resources in the mature Balder area of the southern Norwegian North Sea, the company said. The latest preliminary estimates from exploratory wells showed volumes between 60 million-135...
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Four Random Facts Tuesday 6/22/21**PLUS BONUS FACT**

1. Only five U.S. presidents have had beards, and all five were Republican: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, and Benjamin Harrison. 2. A song called “Ready ‘n’ Steady” by an artist named D.A. made the Billboard “Bubbling Under the Hot 100” chart for three weeks in June of 1979, meaning it was just on the verge of being a top 100 hit. But no one was able to find a copy of the song for over 35 years, until one finally surfaced in 2016. Before that, most people thought it never actually existed.
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Ekk Updesh to host world's biggest educational conclave

New Delhi, [India], June 22 (ANI/NewsVoir): Last year, the world witnessed massive academic disruption because of the school/college closures caused due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Students were forced to stay indoors and it took some time for the world to come to terms with the digital delivery of education.