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  • Hugging close friends now OK in Norway: health agency

    07/05/2020 8:11:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 3 July 202015:12 CEST+02:00
    Norway’s public health agency has said that the infection rate is now sufficiently low that people can hug a small circle of close friends. “With the infection rate as low as it is now, I think it’s okay to give a hug to close friends,” Are Stuwits Berg from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), told Norway’s VG newspaper. On March 19th, Norway’s directorate of health advised people to “find alternatives to hugging and shaking hands”, and NIPH has also recommended people to avoid hugging, kissing, and holding hands with people outside their household. But late last month, the...
  • Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

    06/26/2020 8:40:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Radiation sensors in Stockholm have detected higher-than-usual but still harmless levels of isotopes produced by nuclear fission, probably from somewhere on or near the Baltic Sea, a body running a worldwide network of the sensors said on Friday. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) oversees a network of hundreds of monitoring stations that use seismic, hydroacoustic and other technology to check for a nuclear weapon test anywhere in the world. That technology can, however, be put to other uses as well. One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale radioactive particles that can be carried long distances...
  • Archaeologists have found astonishingly well-preserved gear from a fisherman who lived 5,000 years ago

    06/28/2020 1:12:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    ScienceNorway ^ | June 26, 2020 | Ingrid Spilde
    The whole story starts with a farmer. Specifically, the farmer at Jortveit farm in southern Norway. Around the beginning of the 1930s he decided to drain a wetland near the farm so he could cultivate new land. But while he was working on the deep drainage trenches, strange things started to crop up. Bones from a bluefin tuna and a killer whale. And huge fish hooks and harpoons made of bones. In the middle of the wetland! The tools eventually ended up in the University Museum of Antiquities in Oslo, where they were studied by archaeologists. The bones, on the...
  • Radioactivity is blowing in the air (from western Russia?)

    06/28/2020 6:48:21 AM PDT · by texas booster · 24 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | June 26 2020 | Thomas Nilsen
    Invisible for humans, but detectable for radiation-filters. A cloud with tiny levels of radioactivity, believed to originate from western Russia, has been detected over Scandinavia and European Arctic. First, in week 23 (June 2-8), iodine-131 was measured at the two air filter stations Svanhovd and Viksjøfjell near Kirkenes in short distance from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The same days, on June 7 and 8, the CTBTO-station at Svalbard measured tiny levels of the same isotope. CTBTO is the global network of radiological and seismic monitoring under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Norway’s nuclear watchdog, the DSA, underlines that...
  • NBC Op-Ed: Melania Trump isn't a liberal punchline. How a model became a despot's wife.

    06/20/2020 5:44:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | June 20, 2020 | By Nina Burleigh
    What is the role of women in a political movement as misogynistic as President Donald Trump’s? What does it take to be the consort to an authoritarian? Washington Post writer Mary Jordan’s deeply reported book focusing on Melania Trump tackles, in its own way, several of these questions. While the initial buzz centered around rumors that the first lady leveraged her husband’s election to revise her prenup - this book is much more than a standard Bob Woodward-style recitation of insider accounts. Far from the helpless stereotype that has become a running punchline, Jordan’s research reveals something larger: the personality...
  • Archaeologists Find Roman Iron Age Board Game in Norway

    06/13/2020 7:26:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Life in Norway ^ | May 26, 2020 | David Nikel
    Rare elongated dice and board game pieces from the Roman Iron Age have been discovered in western Norway. Last month, Norwegian archaeologists chose to excavate the remains of a small Early Iron Age grave cairn in western Norway. Dotted with monuments and grave mounds, the scenic location overlooking Alversund played an important role in Norwegian history. The site at Ytre Fosse turned out to be a cremation patch. Amidst the fragments of pottery and burnt glass, archaeologists found a surprise: rare Roman Iron Age dice and board game pieces... Archaeologists also found the remains of what was likely a powerful...
  • Landslide in northern Norway 3rd of June 2020 (Impressive)

    06/03/2020 8:14:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | June 3, 2020 | Youtube
    A landslide in northern Norway on June 3rd, 2020. (Large chunk of land containing farms slides into the sea) Video Here.
  • Reshuffling: Oil price crash alters priorities, greases skids to new world order

    05/28/2020 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor
    The sustained plunge in global oil prices has brought deep, unexpected shifts on the geopolitical landscape, with impacts felt in the Arctic and the Middle East, and in the fortunes of the American heartland and the future of the Russian-Chinese strategic alliance. A U.S.-engineered market truce has helped energy prices rebound slightly this month after flatlining in April, but analysts say reverberations will likely be felt for years to come as they chip away at the foundational international partnerships in the post-World War II era and create new alliances and rivalries. Analysts say there is no way the U.S. and...
  • Fungus is destroying a buried Viking ship. Here's how Norway plans to save it. [the Gjellestad ship]

    05/20/2020 8:27:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 15, 2020 | Laura Geggel, Associate Editor
    If the project is successful, the 65-foot-long (20 meters) oak vessel -- called the Gjellestad ship -- will become the first Viking ship to be excavated in Norway in 115 years, said Sveinung Rotevatn, the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment... The ship is buried at a well-known Viking archaeological site at Gjellestad, near Halden, a town in southeastern Norway. But scientists discovered the vessel only recently, in the fall of 2018, by using radar scans that can detect structures underground. The scans revealed not only the ship, but also the Viking cemetery where it was ritually buried. The team...
  • Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

    05/20/2020 2:57:32 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 69 replies
    AP ^ | today (hey it says that) - 5/20/2020 | By ZEINA KARAM
    BEIRUT (AP) — In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and societies just like the coronavirus, is a source of suspicion rather than reassurance. No longer a thing to be shoved mindlessly into a pocket, tucked into a worn wallet or thrown casually on a kitchen counter, money’s status has changed during the virus era — perhaps irrevocably. The pandemic has also reawakened debate about the continued viability...
  • NATO warns allies to block China buying spree

    04/20/2020 1:46:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies ^ | Date 17.04.2020 | Author Teri Schultz
    Will the financial fallout from COVID-19 make European infrastructure vulnerable to the Chinese government's checkbook? Some experts warn that Europe is already in precarious straits. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
  • Pasvik, the River that tells the High North (between Finland, Norway and Russia)

    04/10/2020 1:10:14 PM PDT · by texas booster · 31 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | April 09, 2020 | Olivier Truc
    ...So it is no coincidence that when the opportunity arose, we chose the Pasvik River, the river that forms the border between Norway, Russia and Finland. For one simple reason: the Pasvik River alone tells the story not only of the High North, but also of the continent. Nothing less. We followed it from Lake Inari in Finland, where it originates, to Kirkenes, where it flows into the Barents Sea. From the depths of Lapland, where it tells History, to the Arctic Ocean, where it meets future. The Pasvik border can be summed up like this, stories of reindeer and...
  • Austria, Norway, Denmark, the Czech Republic Announce Plans to Reopen at Least Parts of Their Economy -- Sweden Remains Open

    04/09/2020 3:33:39 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 9 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | April 8 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Several countries in Europe have announced plans to reopen at least parts of their economy and society. Sweden remains open and has kept its borders open as well as its preschools, grade schools, bars, restaurants, parks, and shops. Norway is planning to open kindergarten next week. The Danish Prime Minister announced that she expects to open day care and schools up to 5th grade on April 15th. And Austria is planning to lift its coronavirus lockdown while requiring citizens to wear face masks.
  • How is Sweden doing with no lock down

    04/05/2020 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Worldometers ^ | April 5,2020 | Hojzyk
    Sweden has twice the population Last updated: April 05, 2020, 19:26 GMT Sweden Coronavirus Cases: 6,830 Deaths: 401 Recovered: 205 Last updated: April 05, 2020, 19:32 GMT Denmark Coronavirus Cases: 4,369 Deaths: 179 Recovered: 1,327 Finland Coronavirus Cases: 1,927 Deaths: 28 Recovered: 300 Looks like Finland may be like Montana. wide open space
  • UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

    04/03/2020 3:09:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    France24 ^ | April 3, 2020
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began. The resolution, approved by consensus, also stresses "the need for full respect for human rights" and that "there is no place for any form of discrimination, racism and xenophobia in the response to the pandemic." The UN resolution emphasises the central role of the body in the global health and economic crisis. It was submitted by Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/27/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/27/2020 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/27/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky and activist Ammon Bundy take stands for the US Constitution in the face of America's "Coronavirus Crisis" but first..... French President Emmanuel Macron expressing his gratitude to Iraqi authorities over the release of four workers from a French Christian charity who were kidnapped in Iraq... Israel air force planes attacking targets in Gaza tonight after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip.... President Trump calling for the ejection of libertarian Republican US Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky from the Republican Party for insisting on a roll call vote to pass the multi-billion dollars coronavirus bailout...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version What Does The Future Hold? "Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste"

    03/14/2020 7:57:56 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News Iraq Rockets hit a base housing US troops at Camp Taji north of Baghdad at 11 am local time today. It is reported that at least 25 107mm rockets were used in the attack. Five wounded in the attack, three "coalition members" and two Iraqis.... Well last week we gave you the Ned Beatty monologue from the movie "Network" where he described the "system" as not being Democracy or Communism but of being about a "college of corporations". Big Business shook to its core this week and the markets tumbled. President Trump came out to buck things up...
  • How Tinder Saved a Woman’s Life While Stranded in Wilderness

    01/24/2020 7:21:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 24, 2020 | Natalie O'Neil
    SNIP A road-tripping German woman was rescued from the treacherous Norwegian wilderness when she set up a Tinder account — and enlisted help from one of her matches, according to a report Friday. Lonia Haeger, a pro kite surfer and self-styled “adventurer,” was traveling through the remote Nordkapp region in a camper van with two friends when they became stranded on the side of a mountain by a deluge of freezing rain, according to Central European News. SNIP She soon learned emergency responders were too far away to help them quickly, so she set up the location-based dating app to...
  • Norway’s Government Implodes Over ISIS Bride In Syria; She wants to come home now

    01/21/2020 11:40:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    While it didn’t draw too many headlines internationally, Norway’s ruling coalition government lost its majority yesterday when the populist Progress Party pulled out of the coalition. And it all happened because of one woman and her two children.The woman has not been named, but she was one of the “ISIS brides.” She fled Norway in 2013, moving to Syria where she married a Norwegian man who had similarly joined the terrorist group. They had two children, but he was later killed in the fighting. She’s been living in a refugee camp in Syria since the collapse of the caliphate...
  • Norway’s government nears crisis over return of former ISIS member: ‘The terrorist won’

    01/16/2020 7:21:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2020 | Adam Shaw
    Norway seems headed to a political crisis after one of the members of the ruling coalition threatened to quit over the government’s decision to bring back a woman who joined Islamic State — a move that could lead to the government falling. According to Norway’s VG, the family — a 29-year-old woman and two children — was moved from northern Syria to Iraq in preparation for them to be moved and repatriated back into Norway. One of the children, 5 years old, is believed to be seriously ill. According to The Local, the woman is described as Pakistani and traveled...