Italian prize to Noomi Rapace. Want to buy this house? Tunnels for rare toad.
Italian prize to Noomi Rapace
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has received another prize to add to her collection. The latest is the Rome Film Festival’s prize for best actress—and it was not for her character in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” but for her role in “Babycall,” a Swedish-Norwegian-German co-production directed by Pål Sletaune. The prize for best film at the Rome festival went to Argentine director Sebastian Borensztein’s film “A Chinese Story.”
Want to buy this house?
It is most difficult to sell a house in Sweden today. In spite of the fact that it has a charming thatched roof and is situated in an environment “rarely seen,” the house in Tomelilla in Skåne has been for sale for more than four years. Dagens Industri, the financial newspaper, did a review of Hemmet, a housing site, and found 26 lodgings that have been for sale for a minimum of four years. The thatched roof house in Tomelilla (built in the 18th century) has been listed for 1437 days, according to statistics. The price tag is 2.7 million SEK (or $410,000). Why the house is difficult to sell, nobody knows.
Tunnels for rare toad
November 5 saw the inauguration of an access road leading to Sölvesborg’s newest housing area, Ljungaviken. At the same time, three tunnels underneath were opened—tunnels which will help the rare Natterjack Toad get from one side of the road to the other, where there’s a small lake. The Natterjack is a smelly and loud (it has a distinctive mating call) toad that is so rare it is under protection. V-shaped fences will help the toad (and other frogs and reptile like animals) find the way.
The Natterjack toads (Strandpaddor or stinkpaddor in Swedish and Bufo calamitas in Latin) in Sölvesborg are being treated like royals: They now have their own tunnels to help them cross a new access road to a lake. The Natterjacks, which are rare, live for up to 15 years and feed on insects, worms and small reptiles.
The King is about to turn 65, but he has no thoughts about retirement: “It’s part of a monarch’s duty, to keep his job as long as he is in full possession of his senses,” he says in a new interview. Full name: Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus Bernadotte. Born: April 30 1946. Parents: Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Prince Gustaf Adolf died in a plane crash in Copenhagen in 1947. King Carl XVI Gustaf married Silvia Sommerlath in 1976 and they have three children: Victoria (born 1977), Carl Philip (born 1979) and Madeleine (born 1982).
Professors of Swedish criminal law, Madeleine Leijonhufvud and Suzanne Wennberg, argue that the recent acquittal by Sweden’s Supreme Court of a man charged with attempted murder because he said he was “too drunk” to remember what he did, will have dire consequences. Above: Madeleine Leijonhuvud.