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  • Norway becomes first country to switch off FM radio

    12/14/2017 9:27:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.thelocal.no ^ | 13 December 2017 | AFP
    Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network despite some grumblings. As scheduled, the country's most northern regions and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic switched to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in the late morning, said Digitalradio Norge (DRN) which groups Norway's public and commercial radio. The transition, which began on January 11th, allows for better sound quality, a greater number of channels and more functions, all at a cost eight times lower than FM radio, according to authorities. The move has...
  • How Norway's high-speed missile boats pack a big punch

    12/11/2017 8:40:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    We are the Mighty ^ | December 11, 2017 | Harold Hutchison
    The Royal Norwegian Navy has been around, in one form or another, for over a millennium. Though once a loose conscription of seafaring coastal communities, the Royal Norwegian Navy has, for the last 200 years, been an organized force responsible for the defense of the Nordic country’s deceptively long coast. During the Cold War, the Norwegian Navy turned to fast patrol boats armed with guided missiles and torpedoes. Most of these vessels were armed with the “Penguin” anti-ship missile, which had a range of roughly 34 miles and used infra-red homing for deadly precision. Additionally, some of the Norweigan patrol...
  • Is Sweden prepared for Russian invasion?

    12/09/2017 10:14:40 PM PST · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    SNN: An ability of Sweden to defend itself has become a question of heated debate on nationwide 'People and military' conference. Today we invited to our studio a colonel Eric Lillestohl from the Defence Ministry HQ. Lillestohl: Thank you. SNN: Would be Sweden able to defend itself in case of external aggression? Lillestohl: (laughter) You see, there is an widely supported opinion in expert community that Sweden has no actual risk of foreign aggression. In that sense we are absolutely ready. SNN: Ok, let's rephrase my question. Are we hypothetically capable to counter invasion? Lillestohl: (laughter) Why should we since...
  • Norway is hard on migrants – but tough love works (on being called heartless - "I don't give a da**"

    11/25/2017 9:29:16 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 16 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 25 November 2017 | Fraser Nelson
    The country’s outspoken immigration minister, Sylvi Listhaug, on the best way to help genuine refugees When Angela Merkel invited refugees to Germany in 2015, tearing up the rules obliging migrants to seek asylum in the first country they arrive in, the consequences were pretty immediate. Over 160,000 went to Sweden, leading to well-publicised disruption. Next door, things were different. Norway took in just 30,000; this year it has accepted just 2,000 so far. To Sylvi Listhaug, the country’s young immigration minister, this might still be a bit too much. ‘We have a big challenge now to integrate those with permission...
  • Mesolithic site on Skye to be investigated

    09/04/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 September 2015 | unattributed
    Excavations of a Mesolithic site on Skye could give new insights into the lives of some of the island's earliest residents. Archaeologists believe the location above Staffin Bay has the remains of a house that could be 8,000 years old. Mesolithic flints have previously been found in an area of eroded grazing land near the site. Archaeologists will work with Staffin Community Trust and volunteers in making small excavations. The University of the Highlands and Islands' Archaeology Institute will lead the investigation. Archaeologist Dan Lee said the dig at the site of "important prehistoric occupation" had "huge potential". Staffin Community...
  • The Netherlands: Archaeologists Find Habitation Sites in Port of Rotterdam

    11/17/2011 4:51:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Dredging Today ^ | Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | unattributed
    The site of what is now Rotterdam's Yangtzehaven was inhabited by humans in the Middle Stone Age. At a depth of 20 metres, in the sea bed, unique underwater archaeological investigation found traces of bone, flint and charcoal from around 7000 BC. These finds are the very first scientific proof that humans lived at this spot in the Early and Middle Stone Age. Up to now, very little was known about this period in particular, the Early and Middle Mesolithic, so far to the west of the Netherlands... Some 9000 years ago, the area where the North Sea and the...
  • 100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

    11/19/2017 9:29:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    yahoo ^ | •November 18, 2017 | JAN M. OLSEN ,
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find where it landed, according to Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki's physics department, who said Thursday night's fireball "seems to have been one of the brightest ones." It produced a blast wave that felt like an explosion about 6:40 p.m. and could also be seen in northern Norway and in...
  • Environmentalists take Norway to court over Arctic drilling

    11/14/2017 7:45:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 14 November 2017 13:35 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Representatives for Norway’s government appeared in an Oslo court on Tuesday after environmental groups including Greenpeace brought a case over drilling in the Arctic. Greenpeace, along with environmentalist youth group Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth), has sued the Norwegian state over licenses it awarded in 2016 for oil prospecting in the Barents Sea. The Scandinavian country is western Europe’s biggest oil producer. A third group, called the Grandparents Climate Campaign, has also joined the case against the state. The plaintiffs accuse Norway of violating the Paris Agreement on climate change and a section of the country’s constitution amended in...
  • 15 percent of Copenhagen’s eligible voters are non-Danish citizens: report

    11/03/2017 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 2 November 2017 14:24 CET+01:00 | Michael Barrett
    An analysis has revealed that as many as 15 percent of Copenhagen residents eligible to vote in Denmark’s upcoming municipal and regional elections are citizens of countries other than Denmark. The report, published by Copenhagen-based thinktank Tænketanken Europa, also shows that EU citizens alone make up eight percent of the non-Danish citizens eligible to vote in Copenhagen. Citizens of other EU countries plus Norway and Iceland, as well as other non-Danish nationals who have lived in the country for three years or more prior to the election, are all eligible to participate in the November 21st municipal and regional polls....
  • Indonesia Buys Norwegian SAM System

    11/02/2017 3:52:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 1, 2017 | Chen Chuanren
    The Kongsberg NASAMS adapts the Raytheon AMRAAM as a ground-based air defense system. (Photo: Kongsberg) Indonesia has become the first country in Asia to acquire the Kongsberg Norwegian advanced surface-to-air missile system (NASAMS) , a medium-range surface-to-air missile system based on the Raytheon advanced medium-range, air-to-air missile (AMRAAM). Announced on October 31 by the Norwegian arms maker, the $77 million contract will be for one complete unit of the NASAMS, including “command posts, radars, launchers, radios and integration, and training and logistics support.” Although it is unclear how many launchers were requested, Kongsberg literature suggests that a standard network consists...
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran

    10/18/2017 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 18 October 2017 09:29 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest €2.5 billion in the country over the next five years. “Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (nuclear deal), and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously, and we will see more investment very soon,” Norwegian ambassador Lars Nordrum told AFP. He was hosting the signing at his Tehran residence between Norway’s Saga Energy and Iran’s Amin Energy Developers, who will work together to install two gigawatts of solar panels in multiple sites...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars

    10/13/2017 6:56:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 13 October 2017 09:42 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a “Tesla tax” aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars, in a heavily criticized move. Electric cars, which have hitherto been exempted from heavy taxes imposed on other vehicles, accounted for 20 percent of new registrations in the Nordic country since the beginning of this year, an unprecedented market share in the world. In a 2018 finance bill presented to the parliament on Thursday, the right-wing minority government suggested removing a one-off tax exemption for new electric cars weighing more than two tonnes. The proposal was...
  • Be not dismayed Jesus is with you in all this[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/13/2017 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    My children be not dismayed with the array of things that beset the worldly for you ARE My Kingdom Come and now you shall walk in My attributes as never before. As Enoch now you shall be with Me, as Elisha when you call I shall come for you dressing you fresh in the Mantle of My Resurrection Power to take back the land from the evil one for I AM coming soon for you and NOW is your time to ( (( SHINE )) ) 2 Kings 2:14 Then he took the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from...
  • Here’s what Norway’s new budget means

    10/12/2017 3:47:28 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 4 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 10/12/17 | NA
    Norway’s government presented its proposal for the 2018 budget on Thursday, with finance minister Siv Jensen presenting the priorities of the current Conservative-Progress coalition government to the Stortinget parliament.
  • Bridge and new highway linking Norway and Russia officially opens

    09/29/2017 5:01:20 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 26 replies
    The Barents Observer (Norway) ^ | 9/29/17 | Thomas Nilsen
    Despite big politics with storms and uncertainties between Europe and Russia, everyday life for people on both sides of the border in the high north continues.
  • Norway Says They ‘Get It’ About Israel and Terror in Ynet Interview

    09/29/2017 1:21:09 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 9/28/17 | Hana Levi Julian
    Norway’s Minister of Immigration Sylvi Listhaug says her country is now beginning to understand what the State of Israel has been grappling with for decades. In an exclusive interview in Oslo with Ynet, Listhaug said Wednesday that Europeans are now suffering from terrorist attacks that are becoming increasingly more common. “We are experiencing now the fear that you have experienced for decades,” she told Ynet. “Many people now understand the situation you live. We see what is happening in Sweden, in Britain and in France.” Listhaug, whose Progress Party governs in a coalition with the Conservative Party, is a strong...
  • Norway’s Christian Democrats quit government negotiations

    09/29/2017 3:18:29 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 5 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 9/28/17 | NA
    The Christian Democrat Party will no longer participate in multilateral discussions with Norway’s other conservative parties over the new government after declining to support the populist Progress Party.
  • Life with Nanny Norway: What it's really like to live in a social-democratic "paradise."

    09/27/2017 7:45:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/27/2017 | Bruce Bawer
    For thirteen years in a row, Business Insider – citing its standard of living, health-care system, and high life expectancy – has put Norway at the top of its annual list of “best countries to live in.” The high life expectancy is an objective fact; the other items are a matter of debate. Norwegian health care? It works admirably, unless you require an operation or treatment that the government considers too expensive or for which there's a waiting list. Standard of living? Incomes are high, but so are taxes. But I'm not here to argue with Business Insider's rankings. I'm...