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  • Lime Petroleum gives up 3 licenses after North Sea failure

    Lime Petroleum Norway AS, a jointly-controlled entity of Malaysia-based Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad and Singapore-based Rex International Holding, decided to surrender three licenses in the North Sea, the companies said on July 24. The licences hit their drill or drop deadline on July 23. All three licenses -PL509S, PL509BS and PL509CS- [...]

    Lime Petroleum gives up 3 licenses after North Sea failure
  • Indonesia right behind top-scoring Denmark on OECD education innovation rankings

    Indonesia ranked as the second most innovative country in education in this year’s report of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), a result which surprised even Indonesian education experts. The OECD report placed Indonesia second behind the highest scorer Denmark, trumping more developed countries such as South Korea, [...]

    Indonesia right behind top-scoring Denmark on OECD education innovation rankings
  • Swedish suicide rates hit 25-year high

    Last year 1,600 people in Sweden took their own lives – the highest number since 1989. Statistics for 2013 from Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) found that suicide rates had increased for the second year in a row. In 2011 there were 1,378 suicides in Sweden. The [...]

    Swedish suicide rates hit 25-year high
  • Danish healthcare startups target China

    Vaeksthus Zealand has over the last three years coached 46 Danish SMEs on doing business in China. Especially within welfare technology is the expectations big, as China is planning to build upwards of 25,000 new hospitals inside of 10 years. The initiative is financed by EU’s Regional fund, Region Sjællands [...]

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  • Norwegian police to tap military resources to counter terror threat

    The Norwegian police have received permssion from the Government to make use of military resources if needed, in order to handle the present terror threat against Norway. According to NRK, this includes armed units from the Special Forces and the Naval Seals, as well as units from the Home Guard. [...]

    Norwegian police to tap military resources to counter terror threat
  • Rig overhaul center set up in southern Vietnam

    ESBJERG, Denmark – Semco Maritime JSC is teaming with PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard (PV Shipyard) to perform rig repairs, refurbishments, and upgrades in Vietnam. Vung Tau Rig Services will target local and international rig operators and owners in the Southeast Asia region. The two partners have been collaborating since 2012. Last [...]

    Rig overhaul center set up in southern Vietnam
  • Finland: Vietnam’s Ukraine-bound weapon part of routine maintenance

    Finnish customs say a shipment of air-to-air missile parts that was stopped at the Helsinki airport last month was part of “normal military cooperation” between Ukraine and Vietnam. Read more: NZ Herald

    Finland: Vietnam’s Ukraine-bound weapon part of routine maintenance
  • Philippine Supreme Court upholds ban on Danish fishing devices

    Philippine Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the ban imposed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on the use of the fishing device Danish Seine (hulbot-hulbot) and modified Danish Seine (buli-buli) in Philippine waters, the agency announced on July 25. According to the BFAR, the SC resolution, dated [...]

    Philippine Supreme Court upholds ban on Danish fishing devices
  • ‘Kick And Kill’ HIV Cure Sees Major Breakthrough

    In what might potentially be the first step toward developing a lasting cure for HIV, Danish researchers on Tuesday revealed what has been hailed as a breakthrough discovery that exposes the virus to the natural defenses of the immune system, the Guardian reported Tuesday. //

    ‘Kick And Kill’ HIV Cure Sees Major Breakthrough
  • First Scandigan Meetup

    The first Meetup in the Scandigan group took place on Thursday 24 August at The Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant in Sukhumvit Soi 24 in Bangkok with about a dozen Scandinavians and other good people participating. The organizer Michael Jacobsen explained the simple concept of the get-together. “It is purely a social [...]

    First Scandigan Meetup

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First Scandigan Meetup

First Scandigan Meetup

July 27, 2014 at 18:02

The first Meetup in the Scandigan group took place on Thursday 24 August at The Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant in Sukhumvit Soi 24 in Bangkok with about a dozen Scandinavians...

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Lime Petroleum gives up 3 licenses after North Sea failure

Lime Petroleum gives up 3 licenses after North Sea failure

July 29, 2014 at 14:51

Lime Petroleum Norway AS, a jointly-controlled entity of Malaysia-based Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad and Singapore-based Rex International Holding, decided to surrender three...

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A wiggle room for visa overstayers to avoid blacklisting

July 24, 2014 at 16:53

Thaivisa.com reported on July 24 that it was told by the Immigration Bureau that the new regulation that would impose harsh punishment, including blacklisting, on visa overstayers...

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Indonesia right behind top-scoring Denmark on OECD education innovation rankings

Indonesia right behind top-scoring Denmark on OECD education innovation rankings

July 29, 2014 at 14:46

Indonesia ranked as the second most innovative country in education in this year’s report of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), a result...

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Swedish suicide rates hit 25-year high

Swedish suicide rates hit 25-year high

July 28, 2014 at 14:27

Last year 1,600 people in Sweden took their own lives – the highest number since 1989. Statistics for 2013 from Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare...

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