Millions for factory employees. Suspected explosives found at Ringhals. Swedish hockey players awarded. Lundqvist to become a dad.
Millions for factory employees
Just in time for Midsummer, all the employees at the family-owned business, Nominit, in Värnamo, can call themselves millionaires. The personnel will share 114 million SEK ($16.4 million). “It’s a shock, I still haven’t gotten over it,” says Anna Karlsson, a clerk at Nominit. The founders of Nominit, siblings Inger and Sixten Norhed, who are 80 and 88 years old, gave all their employees between one and two million SEK ($143,960 and $287,928). Karlsson, who is 46 years old, has worked for the company for 24 years. “We found out in April already that we were to be given a lot of money, but never ever would I have thought it would be this much,” she says. She adds that she knows the company founders personally and has worked very closely with them. “I’m so happy, now I can afford to buy one of those nice modern telephones.” All of the 50 employees at the factory, which produces rivets, screws and bolts, will share in the money, as will recent retirees. How much they receive, depends on how long they worked there. Inger and Sixten's lawyer, Henrik Nilsson, explains why the siblings are so generous: “The employees have been so loyal over the years, but also because they have no direct heirs. It is extremely large that Inga and Sixten think of the staff like this,” says Henrik Nilsson.
Suspected explosives found at Ringhals
Personnel at Ringhals, the nuclear power station situated on the Värö Peninsula in southern Sweden, found what they suspect was explosive material during a routine search. "In the afternoon, a suspected explosive was discovered in a truck on its way in to Ringhals' operating facility," the company said in a statement. "A sample of the material was sent to Statens kriminaltekniska laboratorium (the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science) for analysis." The company said it had taken all the mandated measures following such an incident. Ringhals' four reactors produce nearly 20 percent of Sweden's electricity. State-owned Vattenfall has a 70 percent stake in the plant and Germany owns nearly 30 percent. The plant has a production capacity of 28 terrawatt hours per year.
Swedish hockey players awarded
Henrik Lundqvist won an award at the NHL Award Show for the year’s best goalie in the National Hockey League—the Vezina Trophy. Two other Swedish hockey players took home awards as well: Gabriel Landeskog won the Calder Trophy Award for best rookie and Erik Karlsson won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the best NHL defenseman. “I can’t believe it,” said Lundqvist, holding the Vezina Trophy. “This is really a dream come true. It’s amazing being on the same list as Patrick Roy, Dominik Hasek, Martin Brodeur … it means a lot to me.” During the season, Lundqvist has let in 1.97 goals per match, and has a save record of 93 percent. Another Swedish player, Daniel Alfredsson from Ottawa Senators, received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, for having shown great leadership both on and off the ice. His team player Erik Karlsson took home the Norris Trophy (an award that another Swedish player, Nicklas Lidström, has received many times).
Lundqvist to become a dad
Call him a hockey giant, the Ranger’s Swedish super star goalie Henrik “Henke” Lundqvist. But soon you can also call him a dad. At a Calvin Klein tuxedo fitting for Wednesday's NHL Awards, Lundqvist told Us Weekly that he and wife Therese Andersson are ready to welcome a baby girl in late July. "We're having a girl," Lundqvist revealed. "Watching all my friends go through [having kids], I think I know what to expect, but we'll see! I'm excited about it." One thing Lundqvist is sure of, when it comes to his own children, he won't encourage any hockey hobbies. "I'm not planning to try to get her into hockey," the pro said of his plans to bond with his daughter off the ice. "I love tennis though, so why not? My sister played tennis growing up and I love it. I play tennis every summer."
Get rich and give rich: Give rich and get rich. Inger and Sixten Norhed, siblings and founders of Nominit, are giving away millions to their employees.