Right wing Rebukes Justice Minister Wara: – Clearly it is safe to live in Oslo

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Oslo Høyre has, nevertheless, prepared a list of measures against child crime in the capital after Dagbladet’s disclosure.

Last week, Dagbladet wrote that ten children under 15 years account for 187 crimes in the capital, according to figures from the Oslo police.

Among the offenses are rape of a child under 14 years, fire attack, robbery, threats with knife, helmet, car theft and violence against teacher.

Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara called the numbers “desperate reading”, and was aware that Oslo’s streets are not safe. He wants to use more custody of children to cope with crime.

He also claims that Oslo’s streets are not safe:

“No, obviously not,” the Justice Minister replied to direct questions from Dagbladet.

Right wing pepper to Wara

Wara had met counterbreak from Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H). Now the right-wing leadership in Oslo is also on the way to the government camaraderie.

“I think the Minister of Justice is grossly rude when he generalizes about the situation in Oslo. Wara is wrong when he says it’s not safe to go to Oslo’s streets. It is safe to live in Oslo and go on the street in Oslo. It’s unfortunate to give an impression of something else, “says Eirik Lea Solberg (H) to Dagbladet.

– Does not mean Raymond is safe

La Solberg, deputy chairman of Oslo Høyre and former city councils in the capital, believes that City Council leader Raymond Johansen (AP) is wrong in his assessment of the stand in Oslo in Dagbladet.

“Johansen also bumps roughly when he says that” in the big picture, Oslo is just an unsafe city if you’re a member of a gang. ” It’s not true and it seems that Raymond Johansen did not fully understand the situation that makes many youngsters in vulnerable areas safe, “says Lae Solberg, turning the criticism of Frp against the rivalry in Ap:

“When the police say they meet young people who do not dare to go to school, save and experience everyday life as unsafe, then it does not seem that Johansen himself feels very safe in the city streets,” continues Solberg.

The Children’s Ombudsman also criticized Wara for allegations of more use of custody against the criminal children.

Measures against violence

Eirik Lae Solberg says Oslo Høyre has a long list of relevant measures Raymond Johansen should listen to:

1. An aid scheme that would allow children from low-income families to participate in sports and other recreational activities.
2.
Increased support for the leisure clubs so they can stay up every day of the week.
3.
Enrollment team that can be admitted to high schools and youth schools with extra challenges with violence and drug sales
4,
Support for sports teams in vulnerable areas so that they can provide sports and physical education services to more.

“We also want an eleventh school year for students who do not have enough academic background to begin high school,” says Lae Solberg.

The Wall Street Journal: Google allows developers to read your email

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Google has let hundreds of developers get full access to the email on their Gmail account to users, viewing a review from The Wall Street Journal. Developers can read through each email uncensored.

Open to developers. Google lets developers get full access to users Gmail inbox. Here, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, talks about Gmail at a conference on May 8 this year.

A year ago, Google promised that they should stop using their computers to scan emails looking for information to personalize ads. This motivated users to “… continue to make sure Google will maintain privacy and security as top priority.”

Still, they still allow hundreds of software developers to gain access to Gmail inboxes. A survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) shows that Google does little to ensure that developers are using the data safely. It also varies whether there are computers that scan the emails and summarize the results, or whether there are actual people reading through.

Gather data through third party apps

There are a variety of apps that you can connect to your Gmail account. The apps analyze the inbox and, for example, offer auto price comparison on shopping, or generate travel plans based on emails from travel agencies, airlines, and rental companies.

Many of the apps also collect other data from your inbox, used by developers and marketers to customize which ads you see, according to WSJ.

Have you gotten? Facebook has also worn third parties to collect data illegally.

According to the newspaper, Return Path is one of the companies that has obtained information in this way. They are partners with a variety of apps.

In addition to computers reading through the e-mail, Return Path two years ago asked employees to read 8,000 unsensored emails that were not anonymized. The company claims that this was done to educate the software to extract information on its own.

Thede Loder is former development manager of Edatasource, the competitor of Return Path. He tells WSJ that the normal practice in the industry to let employees read through e-mail.

Consideration for the Left must have delayed police armed forces

Wednesday 4 July 2018

The hope that the Left would enter the government should have been a major reason why the Oslo police were not allowed to arm police patrols in Oslo downtown last fall, VG informed.

The left has been an avid opponent of armed police.

VG reported earlier Tuesday that nine months passed from police chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold in Oslo police district called for three months’ patrol patrols, and until he received permission from Attorney General Tor Mikkel Wara (Frp) on 14 June this year.

The case landed on the table of then Attorney General Per Willy Amundsen (Frp) already in November last year.

Unclear case

At that time, the government parties left the Right and the Frp and waited for the Left to clarify its position: whether the party would negotiate a seat in the government, or continue in opposition.

A centrally located source now says that a number of issues remained unclear in the government, not to offend the Left while considering whether they should go government or not.

The question of arming police patrols in downtown Oslo should have been considered as such a problem, because of Venster’s strong opposition to general armed forces.

During the government talks on Jeløy, the Left was obstructed by general armed forces, but had to accept point arming, among other things at Gardermoen.

However, Per Willy Amundsen reacts to VG’s representation that he did not grant the application from the Oslo police before joining January this year:

Would grant

– I can confirm that if it was up to me as a government minister during that period, the application from the police would be granted before the new year. But as most people understand, things such as this must be rooted in the government, says Per Willy Amundsen to VG.

He will not elaborate the cause of the delay.

Also, Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) would not comment on whether the case was put on hold for the sake of the Left. She says this to VG in Croatia’s capital Zagreb:

“The treatment has not had any reason why the Left entered the government. As Wara said in the parliament, we have given a temporary permit, and so we have said that we will return with a better legislative anchorage in the autumn when we are done with that work. Therefore, this has taken some time, “said Solberg.

VG has been in contact with Venstre’s communications manager Steinar Haugsvær, who says that the party is not aware that this case was left for the sake of the Left.

The child representative believes the Justice Minister has misunderstood the law

Tuesday 3 July 2018

– Custody is a punishment we provide for the most serious crimes. I can not see for myself that in Norway we are going to start distributing custody to children in the early teens, “says childcare representative.

Last week, Dagbladet wrote that ten children under 15 years account for 187 crimes in the capital, according to figures from the Oslo police.

Among the offenses are rape by a child under 14 years of age, firefighting, robbery, threats with knife, helmet, car theft and violence against teacher.

Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara called the numbers “desperate reading”, and was aware that Oslo’s streets are not safe. He wants to use more custody of children to cope with crime.

– Whether it’s a custody or a shipment from the city; These children must be taken out of Oslo. If today’s legislation is preventing it, we should change the law, “said Wara to Dagbladet.

– Very bad signal

Acting Children’s Ombudsman Camilla Kayed strongly warns against the Minister of Justice’s proposal. Kayed reacts specifically to the use of child custody as a tool in this context.

– The Children’s Convention provides clear indications that the imprisonment of children should be the last last resort. I think talking about custody is a very unfortunate signal from Wara, says Kayed to Dagbladet.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H), after Wara’s surprising play, also expressed a negative opinion on the use of child custody.

Confusion about custody

“Today’s legislation also gives the child welfare authority the opportunity to place children in coercion, if this is what Wara believes in” taking children out of Oslo “, Kayed said.

She points out that the Child Welfare Act today provides the opportunity to place children in a treatment or training institution for up to twelve months without consent.

Kayed also believes that custody, which is the strictest sentence of the law, should not be used on children.

“I have to say I do not understand what Wara actually means here. Custody is a punishment we provide for the most serious crimes. I can not see for myself that in Norway we are going to start distributing custody to children in the early teens.

There is only one case where the Norwegian state has given custody to a person under the age of 18, according to the Children’s Ombudsman. It was also a person over criminal low age, not below, as Wara said.

“We are talking about children who have committed very serious offenses. Why is custody then wrong?

“What we know about being sent to an institution on duty is that it rarely helps. It’s a daunting and very short-term measure that does not address the actual problem. It seems that Tor Mikkel Wara does not understand what measures are working. There are long-term measures – family prevention, preventive work at the police – which can reduce crime among children, says Kayed.

Prevention, not custody

The acting child ombudsman shows that children who commit offenses have often been exposed to domestic violence. Therefore, this is where she will begin to solve the problem.

– These are families that need help from the children are small, helping to cope with everyday life in a good way. This way we prevent children from committing crime later in life. It’s incredibly important that the police get stable funds to carry out preventive work against the families, “she says.

City council leader Raymond Johansen (AP) told Dagbladet Thursday that he did not experience Oslo as unsafe, as Wara claimed the streets of the capital. Kayed is also aware that Oslo is a safe city.

“97 per cent of children in Oslo are law-abiding. It is very unfortunate to talk about the custody of the children, and it is equally unfortunate to say that Oslo’s streets are unsafe, says Kayed.

Chief economist: This means that we avoid interest rate fluctuations

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Never in history, interest rates globally have been as low as in the last ten years. Chief economist sees few reasons why this will change with the first. But the economists are shrinking.

Interest rates continue to rise in the United States, and Øystein Olsen announced at the monetary policy meeting earlier this month that Norges Bank is most likely to raise interest rates in September.

With rising interest rates nationally and internationally, the discussion about a potential interest rate strike on the stairs.

Chief economist at Handelsbanken, Kari Due Andresen, is one of those who believes that interest rates will continue to be low.

“We see that there are three reasons why interest rates will keep moving forward: Demographic development, low productivity growth and demand for secure investment are all pulling towards this,” says Andresen.

More elderly people

In western economies, life expectancy continues to increase and people have fewer children. This means that the average population is older than it was before.

From the ages of 25 to 60, people save their income. Towards the end of life, they spend the money they have spared between from the age of 25 to the age of 60. When the average age of the population increases, the population conserves and consumes more of their income.

– We have a good overview of the demographic development. People are on average older, and this point draws towards continued low interest rates in the future, says Andresen.

Economic growth is driven by the fact that productivity in the economy is increasing. In the west, productivity growth has been lower than it was in the period when interest rates were at a higher level than today.

Handelsbanken sees no clear signs that productivity will increase in the future. Isolated also indicates that today’s interest rate situation is the new norm, says Andresen.

Since the financial crisis, many have either placed their money in the bank or invested in fixed income securities. Interest rates on these investments are kept low due to high demand.

– Demand for secure investments at today’s level will keep interest rates low. We see no obvious causes for this to change, “says Andresen.

Chief economist: This means that we avoid interest rate fluctuations

Never in history, interest rates globally have been as low as in the last ten years. Chief economist sees few reasons why this will change with the first. But the economists are shrinking.
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In Japan, the key rate has been below 1 per cent for over two decades. The Japanese economy is an example that economic growth may be moderate despite sustained low interest rates. Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura AFP

Interest rates continue to rise in the United States, and Øystein Olsen announced at the monetary policy meeting earlier this month that Norges Bank is most likely to raise interest rates in September.

With rising interest rates nationally and internationally, the discussion about a potential interest rate strike on the stairs.

Chief economist at Handelsbanken, Kari Due Andresen, is one of those who believes that interest rates will continue to be low.

“We see that there are three reasons why interest rates will keep moving forward: Demographic development, low productivity growth and demand for secure investment are all pulling towards this,” says Andresen.

debt Concern

Since March 2016, Norges Bank has kept its key interest rate unchanged at 0.5 per cent. Handelsbanken believes that for the first time in two years we will find that the interest rate is set.

Handelsbanken believes that interest rates will be raised by 0.25 percentage points at the next monetary policy meeting in September, and that it will be raised twice in 2019. Then they believe that Norges Bank will keep the key rate unchanged.

Norwegian households have a lot of debt on average. This makes them vulnerable to excessive interest rates. Excessive interest rates can lead to a higher proportion of Norwegian wages being paid, which in turn may have a negative impact on the activity in the Norwegian economy.

Naturally, Norges Bank wishes to prevent this, thus taking into consideration the debt situation of Norwegian households in the interest rate setting.

disagree

Erik Bruce, chief analyst of Nordea, does not share Andrew’s opinion about the future

interest rate developments.

– Nordea believes in one rate increase now in September and two next year. We have not made any forecasts beyond this. We believe that a steering rate of 2.5-3 per cent is right in the long run, says Bruce.

Nordea is critical of the three reasons Handelsbanken mentions. Bruce argues in particular about the arguments behind demographic development and low productivity growth.

Sparrows who previously contributed to lower interest rates now go to retirement. One can argue that this will cause us to get less savings, as this generation will go from saving its income to tearing out saved assets.

Low productivity growth can lead to higher inflation, as the increase in money in circulation may exceed the increase in the production of goods. If inflation is too high, the central bank will respond by setting up the interest rate to reduce inflation. It may be that this point draws towards a higher interest rate, not lower, Bruce believes.

Uganda introduces tax on social media

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Uganda has introduced taxes on the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.
The tax was proposed by the country’s long-standing president Yoweri Museveni, who earlier this year complained about the proliferation of gossip in social media.

Social media users in Uganda must then pay 200 shillings a day, around 5 cents (US), in advance to access social media. This comes on top of what else they have to pay to use the internet.

According to the authorities in the country, around 17 million of Uganda’s 41 million inhabitants are active on the internet and the new tax is not well received.

“The reasons for introducing this tax are antisocial, and it is not development friendly,” says Human Rights Attorney Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi.

Ugandan government hopes that the new tax will bring about NOK 820 million a year.

It is not the first time Uganda’s authorities try to slow down the use of social media, which also happened during the February 2016 elections.

All access to Twitter and Facebook was closed in connection with the election, referring to unspecified threats to the country’s security.

The election ended with victory to Museveni, to protests from the opposition and criticism from international observers.

800 crypto currencies are worthless

Tuesday 3 July 2018

A large number of cryptic currencies that appeared last year were fraud, according to the US website.
Over 800 of the crypto currencies that have appeared in the last half year are now sold for less than $ 0.01. Many newly-launched crypto currencies were fraudulent or did not result in anything, according to CNBC.

Since 2017, initial coin offering (ICO) has exploded. In 2017, investors bought digital currency from newly created companies worth $ 3.8 billion, equivalent to NOK 31 billion. So far in 2018, this sum has risen to $ 11.9 billion, or NOK 97 billion.

The price of the most valuable crypto currency bitcoin has fallen 70 percent since record year 2017, and is Monday at $ 6,370 per coin, according to data from Coinmarketcap.

China steals the “crown jewels” of American technology

Tuesday 3 July 2018


The white house accuses China of stealing American technology. That’s how they mean it’s done.

Donald Trump has been awkward about how to stop China stealing American technology. It was expected that a final decision came before Saturday, but instead he accused the EU of stealing as much as China.

Until recently, there have also been no concrete allegations about how China steals technology.

Now the White House has published a 36-page report on five ways.

1. Theft

China is supposed to literally steal intellectual property through physical theft and hacking.

China’s response to the CIA, the Ministry of State Security, will be behind many of the thefts.

According to the report, a Florida woman was sentenced to smuggle submarine parts from American companies to a Chinese university affiliated with the Chinese Navy.

2. Legislation

Arne Melchior is researching international trade in NUPI. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Oslo.

The laws in China make it difficult for foreign companies to retain their technology for themselves. For example, strict requirements are imposed on companies that establish themselves in the country.

“There is some truth in Trump’s charges, and the EU has raised criticism of China on some of the same points. Among other things, companies that establish themselves in China through a merger with a local company, joint ventures, are often forced to transfer their knowledge to them, says senior researcher Arne Melchior at the Norwegian Foreign Policy Institute (NUPI) to E24.

3. Capture

China is the world’s largest producer of raw materials used in the production of high-tech products. The authorities have introduced export restrictions on a number of these materials.

Export restrictions may force companies using these raw materials to move their production to China, according to the report.

4. Information retrieval

The white house accuses China, among other things, of affecting Chinese people working with technology in the United States to retrieve information for them.

For example, it is suggested that the Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei collaborates with the University of California, Berkeley, about artificial intelligence to see how the technology can be used militaryly.

5. Investments

China plans to become world leader in a number of technology fields by 2025, the so-called “Made in China 2025” plan. They invest heavily in companies in line with this plan and facilitate the regulation of these sectors.

The report explains that this is problematic because companies that benefit from this policy are more susceptible to control by Chinese authorities.

– Trump already has the gear he needs

Melchior believes Trump does not necessarily have to go to trade war, as he has threatened and partially introduced, to bend with China. There are already systems for this in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

– Trump has criticized the WTO for failing to deal with China. But the WTO has introduced the so-called TRIPS agreement after American pressure, to secure intellectual property, thus giving Trump the tools he needs. The United States has appealed to China for WTO on the basis of the agreement, but chose to introduce 25 per cent duty on goods worth $ 50 billion before the negotiations were completed, explains Melchior.

Trump Announces New Judge July 9th

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Donald Trump says he will announce who will be the new Supreme Court on Monday 9 July.

Trump thus nominates his second judge to the US Supreme Court. The new referee takes over Anthony Kennedy, who this week announced that he retires in late July.

Trump informed the press Friday that he is considering two women, but that as many as seven people can be interviewed.

Asking if he would ask the candidates about their view of abortion, Trump said that this is something he does not want to do.

“It’s not a question I’m going to ask. That’s inappropriate, said Trump, who will start interviewing people Monday.

Trumps first nomination, Neil Gorsuch, was approved by the Senate and taken oath in April 2017.

Four men injured in shooting in Helsingborg

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Four men in the 20’s were injured, three of them seriously, in Helsingborg on Saturday night. Sources tell Aftonbladet that it is about a gang settlement. The event took place near Gustav Adolf’s church at Södergatan.

Four men in the 20’s were injured when two gangs went at each other, NTB writes. One 27-year-old is arrested, suspected of murder attempt.

“Some were shot so some have gunshot wounds and cuts,” said police spokesman Fredrik Bratt to Aftonbladet. Region Skåne states that three of the men are seriously injured and one more lightly injured.

Two of them were taken to hospital with ambulance, one in police car and the fourth in a private car.

Helsingborg is located about 65 kilometers north of Malmö, which has been shaken by gang violence in recent weeks. After the triple murder on the open street at the end of June, there have been several revenge actions, and the victims, they do not dare to go out into the street after dark.

Searched by helicopter

The police were in place on the spot with forensics and several patrols night to sunday. A helicopter and dog patrol also contributed to the search for the perpetrator or perpetrators.

A witness told Aftonbladet that a black-haired shooter arrived on a motorcycle and fired several shots.

A witness tells Helsingborg Dagblad that he was on his way to the cinema with some friends when he heard a shot. According to witnesses, a man was driving a motorcycle against traffic on Södergatan. The police will not confirm this at the moment.

A witnessed Helsingborg Daily newspaper photographer talked with, should have told that a person was shot in the leg.

Aftonbladet earlier this year mapped deadly shooting episodes in the Swedish metropolitan areas. Only in Malmö, Stockholm and Gothenburg there were 131 killed in shooting episodes between 2011 and 2018.

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