Morning Briefing – Monday, June 17

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish press is reporting

Danish pilots flying tired

Six out of ten Danish pilots have admitted to falling asleep while flying, while eight out of ten said they have been so tired in the cockpit that they felt they shouldn’t have been flying in the first place, according to a survey for news programme 21 Søndag taken in collaboration with Dansk Pilotforening, the national pilots' union. – DR News

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Bad payers poor in maths

Students who are poor in maths run a greater risk of ending up as bad payers, according to a report compiled by the bankers association Finansrådet. The findings were based on school results of children who were between the ages of 14 and 15 between the years of 2006 and 2012. Some 226,000 people living in Denmark were registered as bad payers in January, up 13 percent from 2010. – Politiken

Good manufacturing news

Improving financial results from 12,000 manufacturers indicate the economic downturn could be coming to an end. The trend, reported by accounting firm KPMG, was based on a review of the company's financial reports filed between 2009 and 2012 and has led to calls for companies to begin investing more in order to stimulate growth. – Jyllands-Posten

Every tenth home has PCB vapours

Almost 63,000, or ten percent, of homes in Denmark emit harmful PCB vapours, according to a study compiled by consultancy firms Grontmij and Cowi together with the energy and environment ministries. The findings showed it was particularly buildings constructed in the 1950s through to the 1970s that emit PCB vapours. – Ingeniøren

Denmark export nursing homes to China

The Danish method of operating nursing homes has caught the eye of Chinese officials and it could be on the brink to becoming a major export item. A deal to run a nursing home in the city of Chongqing has already been signed and a Chinese delegation arrives to Denmark this week to discuss a deal that could lead to 400 nursing homes being ready in Shanghai by 2014. – Kristeligt Dagblad

Bus drivers fired after ‘secret’ monitoring

Nine ticket takers employed by Aarhus bus operator Midttrafik have been fired after their employer, without informing the employees, used GPS data in ticket taking machines to conclude they had not been on the job during work hours. Unions have attacked the monitoring as a deliberate way to sack the union-active employees and have asked data watchdog Datatilsynet to investigate Midtraffik for possible violations of data protection laws.  – TV2 News

Madsen outshines Olesen

Unheralded golfer Mads Orum Madsen put in a strong showing his first Major by finishing in 28 place at the US Open on Sunday. Madsen finished ahead of the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy after shooting a 74, 74, 70, 74. Denmark’s highest ranked golfer, Thorbjørn Olesen, continued to struggle, missing the cut after the second round. –