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#Swedish

From TheJournal.ie This Swedish company is making on-the-job exercise compulsory Bjorn Borg

This Swedish company is making on-the-job exercise compulsory

Every Friday, employees retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company’s Stockholm headquarters to go to the gym.

From TheJournal.ie Divers find 340-year-old brie off the coast of Sweden that 'smells of life' Break Out The Crackers

Divers find 340-year-old brie off the coast of Sweden that 'smells of life'

The cheese was discovered in a watertight pot.

From TheJournal.ie Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State Saved

Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State

A statement from the regional government said that the girl had been “misled” by an Isis member in Sweden.

From TheJournal.ie "Obviously something went wrong": pilot makes emergency landing on motorway Sweden

"Obviously something went wrong": pilot makes emergency landing on motorway

Passing drivers helped the pilot move the craft off the road and onto the hard shoulder.

You need to hear this Swedish city's very strange word for 'yes'

It makes no sense. You’ll love it.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people are optimistic things are going to be better next year Keep Dreaming

You've been pronouncing 'Ikea' wrong your whole life*

*Well, ever since you heard about Ikea.

14 deeply unfortunate foreign words for everyday things

You’re never too old for a childish chuckle.

This recreation of Greased Lightning by some Swedish Marines is camp and fabulous

They’re not bad to look at, either.

6 little luxuries you don't have to feel guilty about

Life’s little luxuries – that won’t break the bank.

Swedish politician accidentally posts picture of his willy online

He was showing off his new tattoo, but showed off loads more than that.

From TheJournal.ie 7 reasons we want to be Swedish Sponsored By Absolut

7 reasons we want to be Swedish

If we couldn’t be Irish, we’d definitely want to be Swedish.

From TheJournal.ie Male Swedish train drivers don skirts to beat the heat Shorts Ban

Male Swedish train drivers don skirts to beat the heat

Shorts are banned for train drivers – but skirts are not.

From TheJournal.ie Volvo wants 'no deaths' in its new cars by 2020 Roads

Volvo wants 'no deaths' in its new cars by 2020

Swedish carmarker Volvo is aiming for zero deaths or injuries in its cars as of 2020 due to smart functions in its vehicles.

WE MUST be looking for a bargain because high street store H&M has seen its profits rise by over 11%.

The Swedish chain had only expected a 1% increase in like-for-like sales but saw sales rise dramatically in July. The retailer is the world’s third biggest by turnover.

Total sales for H&M including newly opened stores increased by 21%.  H&M said its total number of stores worldwide was 2,066 in July, from 1,828 a year earlier.

H&M refused to comments but Soren Lontoff Hansen an analyst at Sydband told Reuters that sales improved due to positive consumer sentiment, hot weather and an improvement in key markets such as Germany and Sweden.

In June H&M posted second quarter profits in line with expectations, but the group said a strengthening dollar and higher costs could hurt its gross margin in the months to come.

Sales for H&M in Ireland were €58m in 2009. The company opened their first store in Dundrum in 2005 and has opened 10 more stores across the country.