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Sunday, 11 August, 2002

Fyksland ready for diversity programming

KAANSÄ (AP) - Commission of Broadcasting and Telecommunication has approved funding of 15 million krons to diversity programming in Fyksland. A new channel will be launched in September 2003 with programming dedicated to multicultural and multilingual interests. "There is a need for diversity programming in Fyksland to create awareness in our society," says Ian Skotsvog, President of the new Multi1 channel. Full story...

Monday, 12 August, 2002

Royal Rolls-Royce sold to museum

KAANSÄ (AP) - Lækvogøn Palace has sold one of its royal fleet to the Museum of Nordic Civilisation at the Håhla Skandinaviena. The 1960 Rolls-Royce was sold to the museum at an undisclosed amount and will be on display to the general public in early September. The state-owned vehicle was a gift to late King Kristian VI on his 50th birthday. "We are putting the legacy of King Kristian VI back to the people," said a Lækvogøn Palace spokeperson. Full story...

Tuesday, 13 August, 2002

H&M to open internet sales in Fyksland

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Swedish retail group Hennes & Mauritz, better known as H&M, is planning to open its internet sales to Fyksian customers in 2003. H&M has stores in 15 countries, mainly in Europe. Currently, the Scandinavian retail giant provides sales over the internet only in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. "It's only logical that our next phase of expansion to take place in Fyksland," said H&M spokeperson Annacarin Björne. According to Björne, the Fyksian market has traditionally been hostile to foreign retail chains. "We think we are ready for Fyksland and [Fyksians] are ready for us," added Björne. Full story...

Wednesday, 14 August, 2002

Underground movies for commuters

KAANSÄ (AP) - The dark tunnel in Kaansä Underground Ælsä-Raakturis line will be the canvas for a new advertising medium -- the subway movie. Advertising agency Submedia is launching the new innovation in Kaansä Underground's busiest main line after successes in subway networks in the United States and Athens, Greece. Submedia will install over 3000 light boxes, containing sequential images of an advertisement, on the tunnel's walls. As the train car runs through the tunnel, the individual images merge into a movie that lasts between 30 and 35 seconds, depending upon the train's speed. Full story...

Thursday, 15 August, 2002

Stotson takes third office

KAANSÄ (VKK) - At the appointment of King Jaakot IV in today's ceremony, Prime Minister Jana Stotson took the oath to officially take office. Stotson will head the third coalition government since she was first elected in 1994, making her the longest serving female prime minister in Fyksland's history. Famous for her Thatcherite policies, Stotson and her Christian Democratic Party will form a coalition governemnt with the Labour Party, forming a government that is a part of what has been described as a rightist trend sweeping across Europe in recent years. Full story...

Fyksians prefer used-cars: survey

KAANSÄ (AP) - A recent survey shows Fyksians drivers are buying more used-vehicles instead of new ones. According to the data released by the Ministry of Transportation, there are more second-hand vehicle on the roads than first-owner vehicle, and the rate has been steadily increasing in the past 5 years. "This is bad news to car dealers who must adapt to the new car-buying trend," said economist Hana Kimson. According to Kimson, this trend may or may not reflect on the Fyksian economy, but the traditionally conservative style of Fyksian drivers certainly does not help automakers to market new styles in Fyksland. Full story...

Friday, 16 August, 2002

New independent gratification techniques discovered

NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (AP) - Scientists have discovered multiple new independent gratification techniques, according to the latest publication of the University of Niekopenhaag medical journal. The scientific break-through was the work of two years of bedside testings on over 300 subjects. According to Doctor Jæk Olþe, there has been an explosion of researches in recent years to improve independent gratification techniques and to produce more organic results. "We were very satisfied with our results," said Olþe. Full story...

Saturday, 17 August, 2002

Poor health cut short royal visit

HONG KONG, China (AP) - Poor health has postponed Queen Lauraine's two-week long royal visit in Asia. The 88-year-old Royal Grandmother was hospitalised after passing out in her limosine after leaving from a local hospice visit in Hong Kong yesterday. According to the doctors at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Queen Lauraine's condition has greatly improved overnight. Queen Lauraine will be under observation until she has fully recovered, and her royal visit will likely be cut short, according to a news release from the Lækvogøn Palace. Full story...

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