Newsweek International 11/6-11/13/2020

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the archives

2005 Newsweek wrote that the oldest of the boomer generation—those who were “17 when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, 23 when they converged on Woodstock and 36 for the start of the great bull market of the 1980s”—were now turning 60. In this first cohort of boomers is Donald Trump, Cher, Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, all born in 1946, whose “exuberance is undiminished,” despite nearing retirement. Although boomers got their name from the post-war “baby boom” and population growth, last year millennials passed boomers as the largest generation in America. 1967 “The old taboos are dead or dying,” said Newsweek. “A new, more permissive society is taking shape...etched most prominently in the arts—in the increasing nudity and freakyness of today’s films,” as exemplified by the sci-fi movie Barbarella. Since 1968 when the…

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does john roberts still matter?

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN G. ROBERTS JR. IS SMART, shrewd and funny. His mastery as a D.C. appellate lawyer—the best of his time, arguing 39 times before the Court—led admirers to say his middle initial stood for God. (Alas, it’s “Glover.”) His rulings in controversial cases—including when he was the decisive vote in 2012 to uphold Obamacare—play the long game, planting the seeds for larger conservative triumphs his opponents now don’t realize. Only weeks after he was confirmed in 2005, when a light bulb exploded in the courtroom during argument, he quipped, “It’s a trick they play on new chief justices all the time!” But for all his talents, few at the Court profess to really know him. Although he’ll chat with colleagues at lunch about last night’s game, that’s about…

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finland - sustainability and innovation

Finland’s unique growth story stands out in Europe. The country is powering through a pandemic that brought global growth to a standstill, supported by its world-leading tech sector and innovative industries. The Finnish economy will have one of the mildest recessions in the eurozone this year, while millions of government investment has been earmarked for recovery spending. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, the youngest premier in the world, explained that innovative thinking has been the cornerstone of Finland’s economic success. Finland’s goal is to become a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable society by 2030. The country aims to be climate neutral by 2035, and to support development of a circular economy. Its pandemic economic recovery plans will hinge on innovation and sustainability, according to Prime Minister Marin, creating new opportunities…

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normet - leading the transformation to sustainable underground mining and tunnel design & construction

In operation for nearly 60 years, Normet provides advanced solutions and innovative technology for underground mining and tunnel construction processes, helping its customers increase safety, productivity and profitability. The processes include sprayed concrete, explosives charging, underground logistics, scaling and ground support. Focusing on three core principles – developing safe &sustainable methods, innovating for maximum performance and partnering in lifetime support, the company aims to deliver the highest value possible to each customer. Normet’s extensive portfolio of products covers equipment, services, rock reinforcement and construction chemicals. Normet operates globally with over 50 sites in 28 countries. This breadth allows for a rapid response and local commitment to all customers whenever and wherever in the world they may be. Normet Chairman Aaro Cantell acquired the company in 2005. Cantell’s company has witnessed exponential growth…

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3stepit - leading the way in sustainable it

Finland’s economy is beginning to stabilize following the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and the country’s vibrant tech sector is set to play a leading role in supporting growth. Within a thriving ecosystem of disruptive start-ups, technology accounts for more than 50% of the Finnish exports, and more than 700,000 people, or nearly 30% of the workforce are directly or indirectly employed by the tech sector. This means the country’s future rests on the shoulders of private sector innovators like 3stepIT, a fast-growing company offering computer leasing and technology lifecycle management services that have already made a profound impact on client operations across Europe. 3stepIT was founded in 1997 on what was then a completely unknown concept: the circular economy. Its business model was premised on the notion that instead of…

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elisa - transforming factories

The world’s transition to a digital economy is accelerating in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving Finland well-positioned to steer the course of future global development. Finland’s economy is one of the most digitized on earth, and the country took top spot on the European Union’s 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index, with 76% of the population having at least basic digital skills – well above the EU average of 57%. Companies like Elisa Corporation, a leading digital services provider, will keep the country in first place. As an important pillar of the Finnish economy, and an increasingly prominent international player, Elisa has been quick to embrace new technologies. CEO Veli-Matti Mattila said his company has remained at the forefront of new technology because its long-term strategy and a strong focus…