Featuring Sweden, jackets, taxis and photography, are today’s Bwoglines actually news, or just a Columbia ski trip?
Happening in the World: Sweden’s election was narrowly won by a bloc of right-wing parties. They amassed 176 seats while the current governing coalition won 173. The result is heavily linked to increasing support for the Sweden Democrats, a far-right party typically viewed as extremist. In the wake of the result, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded and declared her intention to resign. It is expected that Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderate Party, will be the next prime minister based on the bloc’s initial agreements. (NYT)
Happening in the US: Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, has transferred ownership of the company to a climate-focused nonprofit. The new structure splits ownership between a trust which will manage the company’s operation, and the Holdfast Collective which will use the company’s profits to fund its environmental causes. Patagonia expects to donate around $100 million annually to the nonprofit depending on the company’s performance. (NBC)
Happening in NYC: New York City’s Taxi and Limo Commission is proposing an increase in taxi fare. The proposal, aimed at addressing the impact of inflation on drivers, could be the first fare increase since 2012. It features a 50 cents increase for the base fare, as well as an increase from $52 to $65 for trips between JFK and Manhattan. (CBS)
Happening in our Community: Sasha Maslov’s exhibit entitled “Scorched Earth, Broken Lives” is on display in the International Affairs Building’s Harriman Institute Arium from 9 am to 5 pm. The Ukrainian-American portrait photographer is focusing on “the sacrifice Ukrainians are making and the devastating effect the war has brought to the lives of Ukrainian communities all over the country” in this exhibit. Find more information here.
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