No salary for Daniel. New York Times in Kristianstad. Palme murder probe to be kept open. Lady Pyromaniac.
No salary for Daniel.
Daniel Westling, Crown Princess Victoria’s fiancé, left his position as managing director of his own gyms on his own accord. But Dagens Industri, the newspaper, now reveals that the royal court is not planning on paying Daniel any salary, it is fully expected that he will earn his own income. As the princess’ husband, Daniel will have to participate in a number of official duties, but unlike her, he won’t be paid to do this. “He has shown he is fully capable of earning his own living, and surely he’ll continue to be able to do so,” said Axel Calissendorff from the court to DI.
New York Times in Kristianstad.
New York Times got so interested in the climate work done in Kristianstad, that they decided to visit. The American reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal wanted to see for herself how the inhabitants of the small Swedish town heat their homes ecologically with district - and pellet heating. Climate strategist Lennart Erfors and energy advisor Staffan Branting began by telling Rosenthal about how Kristianstad has managed to decrease carbon emissions. This has a lot to do with the Allöverket Gas Refining Plant and the dedication to use primarily biodegradable fuels for heating. As much as 99% of all fuels in Kristianstad today are bio fuels. New York Times is planning a full-length article on the success in Kristianstad, and it’s important to include the positive experiences. “It’s inspiring for people to live differently but at the same time comfortably,” said Rosenthal when asked why she had come all the way to Kristianstad. She herself found the information on Kristianstad’s website and recognized just how far they’ve come. “We’re so far behind in the US,” she said, “that we have to look closely at what other countries have done.” Rosenthal also visited Karpalund Biogas Plant to see how organic waste and manure are being transformed into biodegradable fuels. Kristianstad may be small on the map, but big enough to show the New York Times how to live ecologically.
Palme murder probe to be kept open.
The Swedish parliament is removing the time limit for prosecutions on serious crimes, allowing the police investigation of the 1986 murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme to continue indefinitely. In a unanimous vote Wednesday the Riksdag removed the 25-year limit on prosecutions for murder and other serious crimes from July 1. Under previous legislation, the statute of limitations on the unsolved murder of Palme would have expired in February 2011. The prime minister was shot dead in 1986 as he walked home from a Stockholm movie theater with his wife. An alcoholic and drug addict named Christer Pettersson was tried for the murder in 1989, but was acquitted on appeal after police failed to produce enough evidence against him. Pettersson died in 2004. No other suspect has ever been brought to trial in the case.
The 7-story house in Göteborg burnt no less than twelve times during the past three years. Finally the perpetrator was caught – a 70-year old woman, who is now charged with arson. The woman was caught red-handed on the supervision cameras, wearing a red robe and slippers and putting the elevator on fire with the help of rags and a fire-lighter. Said the woman: “Yes, that’s me, that’s my red robe and I have a blue fire-lighter just like that and I see what I’m doing but I can’t remember doing it.” When the police asked the lady, who is retired, why she put the house on fire she said: “If I knew it, I wouldn’t do it again, I haven’t got a clue.”