Category: General news

Philippines volcano eruption: Airports suspend flight operations

Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam on 12th January 2020. The eruption prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forced Manila’s international airport to shut down. Taal locates 66 kilometers south…

Norwegian industry minister expressed positive progress on free-trade deal with China

Norway aims to reach a free-trade agreement with China by the end of 2020, Norwegian Industry minister said on 8th January 2020, H.E. Torbjoern Roe Isaksen told Reuters during an industry conference in Oslo, “By the end of last year we had good progress in the talks, we continue to be optimistic and think it…

China noticed less Scandinavian working hours leads to higher productivity

Policymakers in Beijing have advised China’s massive workforce that in the interest of a boost to productivity and the economy, they should take a break. According to Humanresource online, in December 2019, the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a fresh policy paper aimed at boosting spending in China during the holidays. The…

Finnish man arrested for a hoax bomb threat call in Bangkok

A 63-year-old Finnish man was arrested after a hoax phone call warned there would be an “untoward incident” at Suvarnabhumi airport. The arrest came after a security officer at Suvarnabhumi airport alerted police that a man had phoned a call centre and said there would be an incident at the airport. Suvarnabhumi police checked phone…

Learn more about food waste from a Dane: See video here

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For those not fortunate enough to attend the event on food waste arranged by The Danish Embassy in Thailand in December 2019, a video has now been produced. The video features an inspirational speech on food waste by Danish Bo Holmgreen, the founder of Scholars of Sustenance (SOS). At the event, the Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok…

Finnish government offers online course in Artificial Intelligence: Free worldwide!

In 2018, Finland launched a free online crash course in artificial intelligence (AI) with the aim of educating its own citizens about this new technology. Finland now offers the six week program for anyone worldwide interested in learning more about AI. It is in English and German today, – and of course in Finnish and…

Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon has assumed the role of regent while the King recovers

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has assumed the role of regent, due to his father, His Majesty King Harald V has contracted a viral infection. The heir to the Norwegian throne will perform the King’s duties until the 82-year-old monarch returns to work, which he hopes will be before Christmas Day. “He is sick with…