Posted: February 20, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption | Tags: Assault, Police officer, Stockholm, Sweden
Police were forced Monday evening to fire warning shots after having been subjected to stone throwing in connection with the arrest of a wanted person. Later in the evening were several cars on fire and an unknown number of shops looted.
[Translated from Swedish]
Police were forced Monday evening to fire warning shots after having been subjected to stone throwing in connection with the arrest of a wanted person. Later in the evening were several cars on fire and an unknown number of shops looted. After midnight it should be have been quiet in the area.
It was in connection with the police to arrest a wanted person at the metro station in Rinkeby at 20 o’clock on Monday evening that they had stones thrown against it.
– A police officer was injured in the arm associated with it and they were forced to fire warning shots, said Lars Bystrom at Stockholm police.
– After police managed to get away with the arrested.
Cars have been set on fire
After the event at the Metro launched a new riots in the area shortly after 22 pm, when several car fires started nearby.
According to the emergency services should it move about a dozen cars. The police are talking about fewer cars, seven or eight. Some shops in the area should also have been subjected to looting, but it is according to the police during the night is not clear to what extent.
40 involved in riots
It is unclear exactly how many people were involved in the riot
– A 30, 40, 50, some may have disappeared, others have been added, it is difficult to get a handle on exactly how many, said police spokesperson Lars Bystrom to SVT News.
“Should get peace and quiet”
The police then regrouped to assist the emergency services in fire fighting.
– Now we have added proper resources to ensure the peace and quiet of the area, says Lars Bystrom. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 20, 2015 Filed under: Diplomacy, Global, Mediasphere, Space & Aviation | Tags: College football, Earth, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mars, NASA, National flag, Outer Space, Space Exploration, Stockholm, United States
For Space.com, Elizabeth Howell writes: A Swedish university student has created a design for an “International Flag of Planet Earth” that could be planted on alien worlds during future human exploration missions.
“The scientific study of flags is called vexillology, and the practice of designing flags is called vexillography. Both of these are an outcome of heraldry. In these practices there are different unofficial design rules/customs, about colors, placement, proportions, typography and aestethics in general. This proposal is accurate according to the regulations regarding flags.”
The student project, which Oskar Pernefeldt undertook for a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, features several interlocked white circles on a blue background. (See more views of the International Flag of Planet Earth.)The flag is intended to remind people that we all share planet Earth, regardless of nationality, Pernefeldt said.
“Current expeditions in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travelers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries. They are representatives of planet Earth,” Pernefeldt wrote on his project’s website.
[Construction of The International Flag of Planet Earth from Beckmans College of Design on Vimeo]
And international cooperation will likely be a big part of any future human missions to Mars and other farflung destinations, not least because of the high costs associated with such an undertaking, exploration advocates say. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 8, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture | Tags: Christmas, Gamla stan, Södermalm, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden, The Scream, Travel and Tourism
Nisse Zetterberg – View from Södermalm, Stockholm, 1948
Posted: September 25, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere, Think Tank | Tags: Environment, Global warming, Greenhouse gas, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, Matt Ridley, Millerism, Stockholm
Global temperatures haven’t increased over the last 15 years. Global warming models predicted they would. (Photo: Thinkstock)
Events have failed to fulfill the prophecy. Preachers have suddenly been struck dumb by uncertainty. Believers are understandably nervous and some, under their breath, are abandoning the dogma.
These sentences could have been written at the end the day on Oct. 22, 1844, about the Millerites, a religious sect started in upstate New York. Preachers had told their followers that Jesus would return to earth that day. He failed to show.
But the subject here is not Millerism but another kind of religious faith: the faith of the global warming alarmists. And while it’s not likely to have the impact of the Millerites’ Great Disappointment, we could be seeing the beginning of something similar on September 27, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues its fifth assessment report in Stockholm. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 17, 2013 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Global | Tags: Drevviken, Masturbation, Prosecutor, Södertörn, Södertörn District Court, Sexual assault, Stockholm, Sweden
I’m gonna move to Sweden!
A man who openly masturbated on a Stockholm beach has been acquitted of sexual assault in court after it was ruled he was not targeting a specific person, with the prosecutor saying it’s “okay” to play with yourself in public.
The incident occurred on June 6th at the Drevviken beach when the man removed his shorts and began masturbating close to the water. He was subsequently charged with sexual assault.
The Södertörn District Court has now acquitted the 65-year old in a judgement which stated that it “may be proven that the man exposed himself and masturbated on this occasion”.
However, the court added that no offence had been committed as the masturbating man was not pleasuring himself towards a specific person. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 7, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere | Tags: Arts and Entertainment, Asia, Health, Hong Kong, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Photography, Recreation and Sports, Stockholm
shonnydutta writes: Stockholm-based photographer Christian Aslund payed tribute to retro 2D video games using the streets of Hong Kong as a backdrop. The photos were taken as part of an ad campaign for shoe brand Jim Rickey utilizing models who would lay flat on the streets or sidewalks to create the unique perspective. I really LOVE the ‘Thinking out of the box’ photography, and it goes to show that photography can be more than ‘Just taking snaps’, it can be fun and exciting too!!!
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Posted: September 6, 2013 Filed under: War Room | Tags: Barack Obama, Middle East, Nobel Peace Prize, Obama, Stockholm, Syria, United States, War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Accountability has never been my strong suit, my friends in the media know that, they’re cool with it. But now I’ve lost Kristen Powers. This can’t be good… (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
A Swedish reporter asked President Obama Wednesday, “Could you describe the dilemma to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and getting ready to attack Syria?” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 5, 2013 Filed under: Economics, Mediasphere | Tags: CataCombo Sound System, Catatomb, Coffin, Fredrik Hjelmquist, Richard III, Spotify, Stockholm, Sweden
Do you have a passion for music that you’ll take to the grave? A Swedish coffin company is helping loved-ones stream music straight to the recently departed. The world’s first ‘Di-Hi-Fi’ CataCombo Sound System, which costs around $29,910, is aimed at music-lovers who don’t want to rest in peace.
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