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Today’s front pages – Friday, March 8

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March 8th, 2013


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The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Danes’ health on the wane

A new medical report comparing 20 countries places Danes as the second least healthy population. The report, from the medical periodical The Lancet, illustrated that Danes have, on average, 67.9 healthy years and die at the average age of 78.9, far below Spain and Italy's averages of about 81.5 years. Among the reasons for the poor showing is the large number of smokers, high alcohol consumption and an unhealthy diet. – Berlingske

State losing out financially on eastern workers

The state coffers lose out on hundreds of thousands of kroner every time an eastern European worker gets a job ahead of a Dane, according to a new report. The analysis, from employment council Arbejderbevægelsens Erhversvråd, showed that the state loses between 51,400 and 251,300 kroner every time an eastern worker is hired instead of a Dane. There are about 32,000 eastern Europeans with full-time jobs in Denmark and if their jobs could be replaced by Danes, the state could save billions. – Jyllands-Posten

Duvet king’s son steps down

Jacob Brunsborg, the son of Jysk bedding-empire founder and CEO Lars Larsen, has decided to step down from his position as branding director and looks to likely forgo taking over the company when his father retires. The 40-year-old has decided to step down from the position he had held since 2006 in order to concentrate on entrepreneurial plans. Brunsborg said that he will remain part of the Jysk board of directors, but wants to try something that has nothing to do with duvets and pillows.Børsen

Copenhagen Zoo catch glimpse of rare leopards

A Copenhagen Zoo wildlife photo trap has photographed a pair of extremely rare and endangered Javan leopards in a small Indonesian national park. Scientists estimate that the global Javan leopard population is down to just 200-250 animals, making the discovery of the two leopards even more important as it indicates that they could be flourishing again. The leopards were photographed in photo traps set up by the zoo as part of their efforts to educate local park rangers. – Videnskab


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