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Charting the growth of Seattle’s Swedish Hospital

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Charting the growth of Seattle’s Swedish Hospital

- I WAS INTRIGUED when I was shown the left half of this circa 1929 panorama of the Swedish Hospital campus. Although they were not placed side by side, both halves of this “Then” photo are included in an album of about 100 photographs taken by Seattle/Ballard professional Klaes Nordquist. Most of the photos are from the 1920s and have Swedish subjects
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Copacabana’s Cine Joia Hosts Swedish Film Festival in Rio

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Copacabana’s Cine Joia Hosts Swedish Film Festival in Rio

- By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, August 17th, the first exhibit “Mostra Joias do Cinema Sueco” (Pearls of the Swedish Cinema) opens at Cine Joia, in Copacabana. Until August 30th, the festival displays four independent Swedish films from the last decade. This will be the first time that most of Rio’s audience watch the participant productions, unreleased in Brazil’s mainstream audiovisual circuit
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Rare White Moose Caught On Camera. Only 100 Of Them Exist In Sweden

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Rare White Moose Caught On Camera. Only 100 Of Them Exist In Sweden

- A scene that many say looks straight out of JRR Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'. A wildlife explorer hit jackpot when he spotted a rare white moose out in the wild in the Swedish province of Varmland. Hans Nilsson, who shot the incredible viral footage, said he spent three years looking for the animal and couldn't believe his luck when he chanced upon the animal drinking from a river
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WATCH: Rare white moose filmed in Sweden

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WATCH: Rare white moose filmed in Sweden

- VARMLAND, Sweden — A rare white moose captured on film in Sweden has people around the world mesmerized. According to the BBC, there are only about 100 of the white moose in the country. “The moose aren’t albino, but grow white fur from a genetic mutation,” the BBC reported. Albino animals are pure white with pink or red eyes. People on Twitter said it looked like a creature out of a mythical tale like “Game of Thrones” or “Lord of the Rings
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Rare white moose filmed in Sweden

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Rare white moose filmed in Sweden

- VARMLAND, Sweden — A rare white moose captured on film in Sweden has people around the world mesmerized. According to the BBC, there are only about 100 of the white moose in the country. “The moose aren’t albino, but grow white fur from a genetic mutation,” the BBC reported. Albino animals are pure white with pink or red eyes. People on Twitter said it looked like a creature out of a mythical tale like “Game of Thrones” or “Lord of the Rings
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Investigators find ‘numerous’ issues related to patient safety at Swedish’s Cherry Hill site

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Investigators find ‘numerous’ issues related to patient safety at Swedish’s Cherry Hill site

- Hospital regulators have identified a wide range of recent troubles at Swedish Health’s Cherry Hill facility, including failures of oversight and “numerous” issues related to patient safety, according to records released Thursday. Federal officials said the Cherry Hill site will be terminated from the Medicare in 90 days unless Swedish can bring itself into compliance on a couple of key issues
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Replica water tower raised to roof of Swedish American Museum on North Side

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Replica water tower raised to roof of Swedish American Museum on North Side

- Crews on Tuesday raised a replica of Andersonville's well-known water tower to the roof of the Swedish American Museum on the city's North Side. Using a crane, workers navigated narrow streets to hoist the roughly two-story steel and fiberglass replica onto the museum's roof in the 5200 block of North Clark Street. The original wooden water tank sat atop the former Lind Hardware Store — where the Swedish Museum sits now — on Clark Street since 1927 as part of the building's original sprinkler system at a time when such structures dotted the tops of the city's skyscrapers, commercial buildings and large apartment buildings
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Swedish flag water tower returns to Andersonville

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Swedish flag water tower returns to Andersonville

- Tuesday, August 08, 2017 05:28PM More than three years after it was taken down, the iconic water tower in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood returned to its home on Tuesday. It was no small effort to place the tower back on the roof of the Swedish American Museum. A symbol of the spirit of the Andersonville neighborhood returned on Tuesday afternoon as the Swedish water tower rejoined the skyline
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Three injured as car ploughs into crowds outside hospital in Sweden

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Three injured as car ploughs into crowds outside hospital in Sweden

- A CAR has reportedly driven into several people outside of hospital in Stockholm. Three people are believed to be injured after the crash in front of Högdalen hospital in Sweden. Chief officer of Stockholm Police said a woman in her 80s hit the accelerator by accident before ploughing into crowds. Tomas Ibstedt said: “It’s an older lady who has hit the wrong pedal and drove three people
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Bear mauls zookeeper to death at Swedish 'predator park'

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Bear mauls zookeeper to death at Swedish 'predator park'

- Bear mauls zookeeper to death at Orsa Rovdjurspark in Sweden A zookeeper has died after being mauled by a bear at a Swedish wildlife centre billed as "Europe's largest predator park". The 19-year-old man was cleaning an enclosure at the Orsa Rovdjurspark in northern Sweden when a brown bear that had dug its way under a fence mauled him. The employee, who was not identified, was rushed to hospital by helicopter but later died
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Bear kills young zookeeper in Sweden

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Bear kills young zookeeper in Sweden

- STOCKHOLM: A zookeeper died after he was savaged by a bear on Friday (Aug 4) at Europe's biggest predator park, Swedish police said. The 19-year-old man was cleaning inside an enclosed area at Orsa Predator Park in the central county of Dalarna "when the bear most likely managed to dig through the fence and attacked" him, police said in a statement
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Swedish Man Dies During Penis Enlargement Surgery After Bizarre Mishap

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Swedish Man Dies During Penis Enlargement Surgery After Bizarre Mishap

- A Swedish man who went in for penis enlargement surgery ended up losing his life instead. The man suffered a bizarre medical emergency during what is considered a routine surgery, a death that sparked the interest of medical researchers. The Journal of Forensic Sciences reported on the man’s fatal penis enlargement surgery and what went wrong during the procedure, and the findings have gone viral online
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Netherlands ease past Sweden into Euro semi-finals

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Netherlands ease past Sweden into Euro semi-finals

- DOETINCHEM: Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema handed hosts the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Sweden and a spot in the women's Euro semi-finals on Saturday (Jul 30). Euro semi-finalists from 2009, the Netherlands will face either England or France in Enschede on Aug 3. A fresh Barcelona signing who spent last season with Rosengard in the Swedish league, Martens opened the scoring on 33 minutes with a low free-kick after Miedema had tripped over Jessica Samuelsson just outside the box
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10 things to know before visiting Sweden

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10 things to know before visiting Sweden

- It's official: we're the first website in 10 years to write a story about Sweden that doesn't mention ABBA or IKEA. Except that we just did. The country of Midsummer and fika (read on, we'll explain) is just too big and diverse to limit the place to easy symbols. Here are some "Fernando"-free tips to prepare you for a trip. 1
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Colorado Rapids sign Sjoberg to three-year extension

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Colorado Rapids sign Sjoberg to three-year extension

- The Swedish defender, who was named to the MLS Best XI and was a finalist for the Defender of the Year award, has been rewarded with a new deal. The Colorado Rapids have signed defender Axel Sjoberg to a three-year contract extension, the MLS side announced late Thursday. Salary details of the deal were not disclosed, but the extension for the towering 6-foot-7 defender will go into effect following the 2017 season
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Young Swedish gamer Leffen shakes up world of ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’

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Young Swedish gamer Leffen shakes up world of ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’

- Leffen is jet-lagged and running a little hot on a humid Toronto afternoon, a wave of hair tumbling across his face. The air conditioning in Red Bull Canada’s funky downtown office is not handling the heat that well. Neither is Leffen’s sponsor-laden jersey. The ingredients are all there for the bad boy of “Super Smash Bros. Melee” gaming to act up
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Swedish government in turmoil over massive data breach

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Swedish government in turmoil over massive data breach

- Stochkolm: Sweden's government faces mounting political pressure over its handling of a huge leak by one of its agencies of sensitive data, including potentially the identities of covert defence and intelligence personnel on overseas missions. What began as a scandal earlier this month over an IT outsourcing deal between the Swedish Transport Authority and IBM in 2015 has turned into a full-blown political crisis for the government as the extent of the confidential data leak has become known
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic immortalised in painting of Swedish banknote

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic immortalised in painting of Swedish banknote

- Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become the latest global cultural icon to be immortalised on the side of a banknote. Unfortunately, his fans won’t be getting their hands on the note as the work is the product of Swedish photographer, Bingo Rimer - and not official Swedish currency. "You have Benjamin Franklin and you have me," Ibrahimovic wrote in an Instagram post of him posing alongside the piece
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  • Copacabana’s Cine Joia Hosts Swedish Film Festival in Rio
    Copacabana’s Cine Joia Hosts Swedish Film Festival in Rio

    , riotimesonline.com

    By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, August 17th, the first exhibit “Mostra Joias do Cinema Sueco” (Pearls of the Swedish Cinema) opens at Cine Joia, in Copacabana. Until August 30th, the festival displays four independent Swedish films from the last decade. This will be the first time that most of Rio’s audience watch the participant productions, unreleased in Brazil’s mainstream audiovisual circuit
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    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: Film |  Cinema |  Film Festivals | 
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Politics & Government

  • Swedish government in turmoil over massive data breach
    Swedish government in turmoil over massive data breach

    , smh.com.au

    Stochkolm: Sweden's government faces mounting political pressure over its handling of a huge leak by one of its agencies of sensitive data, including potentially the identities of covert defence and intelligence personnel on overseas missions. What began as a scandal earlier this month over an IT outsourcing deal between the Swedish Transport Authority and IBM in 2015 has turned into a full-blown political crisis for the government as the extent of the confidential data leak has become known
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Sports

  • Swedish club reap benefits of Lindelof’s Manchester United move
    Swedish club reap benefits of Lindelof’s Manchester United move

    , gulfnews.com

    Vasteras, Sweden: When Vasteras sold Victor Lindelof, who made his Manchester United debut against LA Galaxy on Saturday, to Benfica in 2011 many fans in the small Swedish city wondered if the initial transfer fee of 100,000 euros (Dh421,068) was enough for the young defender. But a lucrative sell-on clause in the contract has meant a huge financial windfall for the third-tier Swedish club following Manchester United’s 35-million euro (Dh147
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Business

  • Ramco Specialties in new joint venture with Swedish fastener maker
    Ramco Specialties in new joint venture with Swedish fastener maker

    , ohio.com

    Hudson-based automotive industry fastener maker Ramco Specialties Inc. is co-creating a new company with a Swedish fastener firm. The new company, Ram-Bul LLC, is being formed in conjunction with Bulten, a fastener manufacturer in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ramco and Bulten have a partnership arrangement in Europe. The two companies have equal owner in the joint venture, which will begin operations this year and be based at Ramco’s Hudson campus. Ram-Bul will
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Technology

  • Swedish government in turmoil over massive data breach
    Swedish government in turmoil over massive data breach

    , smh.com.au

    Stochkolm: Sweden's government faces mounting political pressure over its handling of a huge leak by one of its agencies of sensitive data, including potentially the identities of covert defence and intelligence personnel on overseas missions. What began as a scandal earlier this month over an IT outsourcing deal between the Swedish Transport Authority and IBM in 2015 has turned into a full-blown political crisis for the government as the extent of the confidential data leak has become known
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Health

  • Investigators find ‘numerous’ issues related to patient safety at Swedish’s Cherry Hill site
    Investigators find ‘numerous’ issues related to patient safety at Swedish’s Cherry Hill site

    , seattletimes.com

    Hospital regulators have identified a wide range of recent troubles at Swedish Health’s Cherry Hill facility, including failures of oversight and “numerous” issues related to patient safety, according to records released Thursday. Federal officials said the Cherry Hill site will be terminated from the Medicare in 90 days unless Swedish can bring itself into compliance on a couple of key issues
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Society & Culture

  • In the light of recent terror attacks, Sweden intensifies crackdown on illegal immigrants
    In the light of recent terror attacks, Sweden intensifies crackdown on illegal immigrants

    , dnaindia.com

    Stockholm faced another terror attack when Uzbek construction worker Rakhmat Akilov rammed a truck into shoppers in April. Sweden has intensified its crackdown on illegal immigrants after a failed asylum-seeker killed five people in Stockholm, but the move has raised concerns that more migrants will be driven underground to join a shadowy underclass. In the past months, police have staged wider sweeps on workplaces to check papers, netting undocumented workers, sending a warning to employers and sparking heated debate in a nation that has been traditionally tolerant to migrants
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Radical Islam growing at extremely concerning rate in Sweden: 'We've never seen anything like it'
    Radical Islam growing at extremely concerning rate in Sweden: 'We've never seen anything like it'

    , ottawasun.com

    COPENHAGEN — The Swedish security service SAPO says the number of people in Sweden with extremist views has grown to several thousands, mainly among people with sympathies for radical Islam. Its head, Anders Thornberg, says “we have never seen anything like it” and propaganda from the Islamic State group was a key factor. He says the figure was in the hundreds a few years ago, adding it was “a historic challenge with extremist environments growing
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Farming

  • Swedish cows in a great moooo-d as summer pastures open
    Swedish cows in a great moooo-d as summer pastures open

    , startribune.com

    DROTTNINGHOLM, Sweden — Despite a cold wind and chilling temperatures, spring has come to Sweden. At least, spring for the milk cows. In an annual event that warms hearts across the country, "koslapp" (KOOH-slep) — the cow release — has become a popular family outing for urban residents. That's when the farmers of Sweden free their cows from the barns and stables where they have spent the long, dark, cold winter
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Travel & Recreation

  • Bear mauls zookeeper to death at Swedish 'predator park'
    Bear mauls zookeeper to death at Swedish 'predator park'

    , abc.net.au

    Bear mauls zookeeper to death at Orsa Rovdjurspark in Sweden A zookeeper has died after being mauled by a bear at a Swedish wildlife centre billed as "Europe's largest predator park". The 19-year-old man was cleaning an enclosure at the Orsa Rovdjurspark in northern Sweden when a brown bear that had dug its way under a fence mauled him. The employee, who was not identified, was rushed to hospital by helicopter but later died
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Law & Crime

Media & Information

  • Donald Trump hammers 'FAKE NEWS media' in follow-up Sweden tweet
    Donald Trump hammers 'FAKE NEWS media' in follow-up Sweden tweet

    , torontosun.com

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. President Donald Trump has taken aim at the "FAKE NEWS media" in a new tweet Monday slamming Sweden's immigration policies. he president tweeted Monday that: “The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!” Give the public a break - The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration
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Life & Style

  • Woman pretended to be Swedish model to entice man to help her murder police officer with handmade grenades
    Woman pretended to be Swedish model to entice man to help her murder police officer with handmade grenades

    , mirror.co.uk

    A would-be cop killer pretended to be a stunning Swedish model to entice a man into helping her try and murder a police officer. Christine Connor has been described by police as a “lone wolf” after she admitted the attempted murder of a PSNI officer in Belfast, Northern Ireland. But she used a fake profile of Swedish model, fashion designer and blogger Sanne Andersson to entice an Englishman into her scheme
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Motoring

  • 'Violent' fire hits world's largest Volvo Cars industrial site
    'Violent' fire hits world's largest Volvo Cars industrial site

    , thelocal.se

    "Emergency services have been alerted to the scene and the police are following to support emergency services," Gothenburg police said in a statement. "There are no injuries; everyone in the building at the time of the fire has been evacuated safely," a spokesman for Volvo Cars told AFP. "The fire has been contained to a single building, (it) is under control and is being extinguished by the fire department," the
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Science & Nature

  • Southern Sweden warned for heavy weekend of snow
    Southern Sweden warned for heavy weekend of snow

    , thelocal.se

    National weather agency SMHI issued a class-2 warning for the Kalmar region - the second highest warning level - predicting up to 20 centimetres of snow. "We're expecting ten to 15 centimetres of snowfall that may continue until Monday morning. It might even get up to 20 centimetres in some places," said Charlotta Eriksson from SMHI. The combination of snowfall and strong winds was enough for the agency to issue
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Books & Literature

  • Saved by TV's dragons, Sweden's Storytel aims to become Spotify of books
    Saved by TV's dragons, Sweden's Storytel aims to become Spotify of books

    , channelnewsasia.com

    STOCKHOLM: Fast-growing audio books company Storytel will expand into several new markets in the coming years while steering clear of English-speaking countries where rival Audible dominates, the Swedish company's chief executive said. The 12-year-old company bought one of Sweden's most vaunted publishing houses, Norstedts, last year in what has been a string of deals for a business that has become a symbol of the rapid transformation of the sector
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