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Denmark among world’s most peaceful countries

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Danes ranked fifth on Global Peace Index
'From a relaxed work-life balance to low crime levels, life in Denmark is probably pretty chill compared to most places. According to the freshly-published 2019 Global Peace Index , Denmark is among the most peaceful countries in the world – coming in fifth behind leaders Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal and Austria. The Danes dropped one spot compared to last year thanks to Portugal jumping up two spots from fifth to third. “Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world – a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark. Bhutan has recorded the largest improvement of any country in the top 20, rising 43 places in the last 12 years,” the index report stated. READ ALSO: Denmark remains on top of rule of law index US and Russia struggling The index ranks countries based on 24 parameters spread across the three main domains: Safety and Security, Ongoing Conflict, and Militarisation. Canada, Singapore, Slovenia, Japan and the Czech Republic completed the top 10, while other notables included Australia (13), Finland (14), Sweden (18), Norway (20), Germany (22), the UK (45), South Korea (55), France (60), China (110), Brazil (116), the US (128), India (141) and Russia (154). Afghanistan was ranked last at 163rd, just ahead of Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and Iraq.'

Danish Capital in 2019: Quite the lord mayor’s show so far

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The Democratic primary season is now in full flow, with over 20 hopefuls vying to go head-to-head against President Trump. The discussions have been frenetic, entertaining and, at times, illuminating. Clear detail on economic proposals has been
'The Democratic primary season is now in full flow, with over 20 hopefuls vying to go head-to-head against President Trump. The discussions have been frenetic, entertaining and, at times, illuminating. Clear detail on economic proposals has been missing though. Leading contenders like former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke prefer to talk about values, slipping quickly into vague generalities when discussing economic matters. Mayor with the answers The clear exception to this principle is Pete Buttigieg, who goes by the moniker ‘Mayor Pete’. He is unusual in many ways. Just 37, he previously served in Afghanistan and is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, an industrial town of around 100,000 people. Whilst some argue his youth is a disadvantage, the experience of being a mayor of a Rust Belt town has meant he has thought more deeply about the effects of automation and globalisation than, for example, Harris (a former prosecutor) or O’Rourke (who represented a Texas border town). During his tenure as mayor, Buttigieg made a concerted effort to refurbish derelict properties to make the city more attractive. He also made the city centre a greener and less polluted area, with the aim of encouraging private investment. South Bend’s seemingly inexorable decline stopped as it became a tech hub and unemployment halved. Democratic curveball Buttigieg also has a pretty clear macro picture, arguing for the need for the US to invest in artificial intelligence and green technology, and to avoid China becoming the global leader in the industries of the future. Rather than harking back to the past, he accepts the current job market is more disparate and that the process has to be managed – for example by making benefits portable, examining Universal Basic Income, and establishing identity and support groups outside of work. This last point is missed by many commentators who forget that people’s jobs have historically been a huge part of their identity and purpose. What effect does a more transient, fluid labour market have on this? The mayor’s answer is an untraditional Democratic one: put more emphasis on an individual’s place in the community and, where appropriate, faith. Buttigieg will probably not win the Democratic nomination, but the fact that he is there putting forward his economic arguments is good for the party. As much as the Democrats should fight President Trump on values, they also need to convince blue collar workers that the modern economy can work for them.'

Danish Capital in 2019: Quite the lord mayor’s show so far

Nyheder The Post

The Democratic primary season is now in full flow, with over 20 hopefuls vying to go head-to-head against President Trump. The discussions have been frenetic, entertaining and, at times, illuminating. Clear detail on economic proposals has been
'The Democratic primary season is now in full flow, with over 20 hopefuls vying to go head-to-head against President Trump. The discussions have been frenetic, entertaining and, at times, illuminating. Clear detail on economic proposals has been missing though. Leading contenders like former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke prefer to talk about values, slipping quickly into vague generalities when discussing economic matters. Mayor with the answers The clear exception to this principle is Pete Buttigieg, who goes by the moniker ‘Mayor Pete’. He is unusual in many ways. Just 37, he previously served in Afghanistan and is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, an industrial town of around 100,000 people. Whilst some argue his youth is a disadvantage, the experience of being a mayor of a Rust Belt town has meant he has thought more deeply about the effects of automation and globalisation than, for example, Harris (a former prosecutor) or O’Rourke (who represented a Texas border town). During his tenure as mayor, Buttigieg made a concerted effort to refurbish derelict properties to make the city more attractive. He also made the city centre a greener and less polluted area, with the aim of encouraging private investment. South Bend’s seemingly inexorable decline stopped as it became a tech hub and unemployment halved. Democratic curveball Buttigieg also has a pretty clear macro picture, arguing for the need for the US to invest in artificial intelligence and green technology, and to avoid China becoming the global leader in the industries of the future. Rather than harking back to the past, he accepts the current job market is more disparate and that the process has to be managed – for example by making benefits portable, examining Universal Basic Income, and establishing identity and support groups outside of work. This last point is missed by many commentators who forget that people’s jobs have historically been a huge part of their identity and purpose. What effect does a more transient, fluid labour market have on this? The mayor’s answer is an untraditional Democratic one: put more emphasis on an individual’s place in the community and, where appropriate, faith. Buttigieg will probably not win the Democratic nomination, but the fact that he is there putting forward his economic arguments is good for the party. As much as the Democrats should fight President Trump on values, they also need to convince blue collar workers that the modern economy can work for them.'

Apotek med historiske aftryk

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FORTIDENS FINURLIGHEDER. Det er et halvt år siden, at Bilal Marashdeh overtog Apoteket Godthåb, men […] Mere Indlægget Apotek med historiske aftryk blev først udgivet på minby .
'FORTIDENS FINURLIGHEDER. Det er et halvt år siden, at Bilal Marashdeh overtog Apoteket Godthåb, men apotekets historie rækker 118 år tilbage i tiden. Stedets første apoteker hed Sophus Rützou. Bilal er den ottende i rækken. HISTORIE: Da Bilal Marashdeh i december 2018 overtog Apoteket Godthåb fra sin mangeårige forgænger, Kirsten Bech-Jensen, var han ikke længe om at beslutte, at stedet skulle gennemgå den helt store renovering. Den brede, meget fremtrædende skranke forrest i butikken blev pillet ned. Det gav mulighed for at tredoble butiksarealet. Ned røg også dele af det hvide akustikloft, og frem dukkede det smukkeste – og dog renoveringsmodne – glasloft i stil med det efterhånden berømte loft på Smallegades Apotek. »Det trænger til en kærlig hånd. Men så snart der er tid og overskud til det, så skal det have nogenlunde samme omgang som loftet nede hos Liselotte (Petersen, apoteker på Smallegades Apotek, red.),« fortæller Bilal Marashdeh med en overbevisning i stemmen, så man ikke er i tvivl om, at det nok skal ske. Apotekets egen tabletmaskine. Foto: Bo Børresen Apotekets egen tabletmaskine. Foto: Bo BørresenHans kærlighed til fortidens håndværk og remedier skinner tydeligt igennem, mens han stolt femviser den forgyldte håndvask, morteren i kæmpeformat og det firkantede væguret udført i træ og pyntet med sølvemblemer. 42-årige Bilal Marashdeh er uddannet farmaceut og har arbejdet på apoteker i både Herlev, Glostrup og Kristiansand i Norge, og så har han fungeret et år i Afghanistan som feltfarmaceut i Camp Bastion med rang af kaptajn. Giftskab og tabletmaskine »Du skal også med op ovenpå og se,« siger Bilal og går i forvejen op ad apotekets trappe. »Her var der produktionslokaler i gamle dage. Apoteket lavede sin egen medicin og tabletter,« forklarer han. Det første, der møder én på 1. sal, er et godt to meter højt indbygget skab med teksten ’Gift’ på alle tre skabslåger. For lige at understrege, at skabet altså (dengang) indeholdt kradsbørstige væsker, så har man givet sig tid til at udsmykke den største af skabslågerne med ’manden med leen’. Giftskab fra en svunden tid. Foto: Bo Børresen Længere inde i de tidligere produktionslokaler står et monstrum af en maskine. En såkaldt tabletmaskine (og nej, den laver ikke iPads eller andre tablets). Maskinen blev i sin tid benyttet til at lave Apoteket Godthåbs egne tabletter, så kunderne kunne komme ind fra gaden og få frisklavede tabletter og piller. Meget er sket siden Sophus Rützou 12. november 1901 som den første apoteker slog dørene op til Apoteket Godthåb, men står det til Bilal Marashdeh, så bevares flest mulige af fortidens underfundige minder. Vægur i træ med sølvemblemer. Foto: Bo Børresen Indlægget Apotek med historiske aftryk blev først udgivet på minby .'