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  • Powerful US nuclear submarine enters Russian territorial waters

    01/14/2022 8:24:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    Defence (sic) View ^ | 01 13 2022 | Staff
    The powerful American nuclear submarine of the Virginia class named USS New Mexico has approached Russia’s territorial waters. USS New Mexico is a powerful US nuclear submarine carrying Tomahawk cruise missiles that has been discovered in northern Norway and is believed to be on its way to Russia’s territorial waters The purpose of the appearance of this nuclear submarine is not clear yet, but analysts say it is related to negotiations between the US and Russia on Ukraine. It is not excluded that Russia will send anti-submarine reconnaissance aircraft to “monitor” US nuclear submarines when they approach their territorial waters....
  • Undersea Cable Connecting Norway With Arctic Satellite Station Has Been Mysteriously Severed

    01/11/2022 6:31:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Drive ^ | 01 10 2022 | Thomas Newdick
    An undersea fiberoptic cable located between mainland Norway and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean has been put out of action in a still-mysterious incident. The outage on the subsea communications cable — the furthest north of its kind anywhere in the world — follows an incident last year in which different cables linking an undersea surveillance network off the Norwegian coast were severed, a story that we covered in detail at the time. The latest disruption involves one of two fiberoptic cables that enable communications between the Norwegian mainland and Norwegian-administered Svalbard that lies between the mainland and...
  • Disruption at one of two undersea cables to Svalbard (Norway)

    01/10/2022 10:02:16 PM PST · by texas booster · 13 replies
    The Independent Barents Observer ^ | Jan 9 2021 | Thomas Nilsen
    Operator of what is the world’s northernmost fiber optic subsea cable, Space Norway, has located the disruption to somewhere between 130 to 230 kilometers from Longyearbyen in the area where the seabed goes from 300 meters down to 2700 meters in the Greenland Sea. The error happened on Friday morning, January 7. Svalbard Undersea Cable System is a twin submarine fiber optic communication cable connecting Longyearbyen with Andøya north of Harstad in northern Norway. The two cables are 1,375 and 1,339 km respectively, and Space Norway informs in a press release that there is good connection in the cable still...
  • Norwegian conscripts told to return underwear as Covid hits supplies

    01/08/2022 6:52:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    The guardian ^ | 1-7-22 | unattributed
    Norwegian conscripts are to return their underwear after completing military service for the next recruits, as the army struggles with dwindling supplies due to Covid. Norway, which guards Nato’s northern borders and shares a border with Russia, calls up about 8,000 young men and women for military service every year and until recently allowed newly discharged conscripts to leave barracks with the underwear they were issued. But the pandemic has seriously strained the flow of supplies with factory shutdowns and transport problems, leading the Norwegian military to ask conscripts to hand over underwear, including bras and socks. Though originally voluntary,...
  • The Secretive U-2 Spy Plane Missions Flown Out Of Norway’s Bodø Airbase

    01/06/2022 6:55:55 PM PST · by texas booster · 15 replies
    The ^ | Jan 6 2022 | Thomas Newdick
    As the historic Norwegian airbase at Bodø, located within the Arctic Circle, closes down today as a fighter jet station, it’s a good time to look back at one of the more secretive aspects of the base. It played the role of a vital node in the early days of the U-2 spy plane. Ultimately, this little-known chapter in aerial espionage came to an end on May 1, 1960, when a U-2 flown by Francis Gary Powers was shot down by a surface-to-air missile deep over Soviet territory. Powers had been due to complete his flight by landing at Bodø,...
  • Norway closes main air base above Arctic Circle

    01/02/2022 7:06:59 PM PST · by texas booster · 21 replies
    The Independent Barents Observer ^ | January 2 2021 | Thomas Nilsen
    A historic chapter in NATO’s Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) comes to an end as the F-16 Fighting Falcon flies last mission on January 6 and Bodø Air Base shuts down. Fighter jets have been stationed at Bodø since 1955 and the air base was Norway’s most important throughout the Cold War and until today. Located some 80 km inside the Arctic Circle, Bodø is strategically placed on the coast to the Norwegian Sea and in short flying distance to guard the northern air space against Russian military aviation flying out from the Kola Peninsula. The closure of the air base...
  • U.S. Navy will build airport infrastructure in northern Norway to meet upped Russian submarine presence

    01/02/2022 7:00:54 PM PST · by texas booster · 30 replies
    The Independent Barents Observer ^ | April 16, 2021 | Thomas Nilsen
    Norway' Minister of Defense, Frank Bakke-Jensen, on Friday signed an agreement with the United States allowing for, among other things, construction of hangar and fuel supply infrastructure for U.S. Navy P-8A maritime patrol aircraft at Evenes airport and the nearby Ramsund naval station. “This agreement will strengthen the United States and NATO’s possibilities to defend Norway,” said Minister of Defense, Frank Bakke-Jensen in a phone interview with the Barents Observer. The new deal widens the opening for transatlantic military cooperation further. At Evenes airport, inside the Arctic Circle, new infrastructure will be built and paid by the United States, aimed...
  • Commission to table green investment rules for gas and nuclear early next year

    12/24/2021 5:33:41 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 7 replies with Reuters ^ | December 21, 2021 | Staff
    The European Union’s executive Commission is considering whether to include nuclear and natural gas in its “sustainable finance taxonomy”, a rulebook that will restrict which activities can be labelled as climate-friendly investments. “We are going to have most likely a discussion tomorrow in college, which then will lead… to approval next year,” EU environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told a news conference on Monday, referring to the Commission’s weekly “college” meeting.
  • Norway Case Study: Is the Omicron Variant More Transmissible, But Less Virulent?

    12/24/2021 8:17:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2021 | Guy Benson
    In my first piece on the Omicron variant last week, I cautioned against overreaction or panic while laying out three key questions: (1) Is the new variant more contagious than previous ones? (2) Is it more virulent, causing more severe outcomes? (3) Do our vaccines offer protection against hospitalization or death against Omicron? There were some initial indications that at least on the latter two questions, the answers were looking favorable. Where do things stand now? Most experts continue to say it's too early to tell, as information continues to be gathered and reviewed. But it is starting to look...
  • Outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in Norway, November to December 2021 (98% of cases were fully vaccinated)

    12/23/2021 4:58:26 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 20 replies
    Eurosurveillance ^ | December 16, 2021 | Lin T. Brandal1,* , Emily MacDonald1,* , Lamprini Veneti1 , Tine Ravlo2 , Heidi Lange1 , Umaer Nasee
    ...The closed event was held in a separate room (ca 145 m2) in a restaurant in Oslo from 18:00 to 22:30, after which the venue was opened to the public from 22:30 to 03:00. A pre-party had been arranged for the Christmas party attendees at a separate venue, after which they were transported by private buses to the restaurant....all attendees of the party were reported to be fully vaccinated and had been asked by the organiser to perform a rapid antigen self-test. ... Attendees of the party mingled at the venue before and after dinner, following which the bar and...
  • “The Apollo Affair.” The JFK Era Sale of Highly Enriched Uranium by some Pittsburgh Businessmen, with maybe some help from John Kerry's dad.

    12/17/2021 12:06:52 PM PST · by junkbond · 23 replies
    D-State Analytics ^ | January 17, 2020 | Bill Taylor
    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of theories about who killed JFK. On a “conspiracy scale” of one to one hundred, where Lee Harvey Oswald, as a deranged loan gunmen, is a simple “1”, and Aliens from the Pleiades star system is a preposterous “100”, there is the “Israellis Killed JFK” assassination theory. The basic premise of the “Israelis Killed JFK” theory is that; Israel wanted nuclear bombs. JFK did not want them to have them. The Israelis killed JFK. Few JFK researchers, authors, etc. seem to make the next natural jump, which is that, Israel got the needed amount...
  • Bjorn talks about vaccines

    12/16/2021 8:27:41 PM PST · by ValleyofHope · 11 replies
    Bjorn explains the situation in Norway
  • Norway Bans Serving of Alcohol in Bid to Halt Omicron Outbreak

    12/13/2021 2:11:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, 13 December 2021
    Norway will ban the serving of alcohol in bars and restaurants, impose stricter rules in schools and speed up vaccination as part of new efforts to curb the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the government said on Monday.
  • Omicron outbreak at Norway Christmas party is biggest outside S. Africa -authorities

    12/03/2021 1:12:00 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 3021 | Gwladys Fouche and Nerijus Adomaitis
    OSLO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - At least 13 people in Oslo have been infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus following a corporate Christmas party described as a "super spreader event", and their numbers could rise to over 60 cases, authorities said on Friday. The outbreak took place at a Christmas party on Nov. 26 organised by renewable energy company Scatec , which has operations in South Africa where the variant was first detected. "This party has been a super spreader event," Preben Aavitsland, a senior physician at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, told Reuters by email. "Our...
  • Omicron Outbreak in Norway Linked to Christmas Party

    12/02/2021 7:28:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/021 | BREITBART LONDON
    COPENHAGEN (AP) – At least 50 people in and around Norway’s capital have been infected with the omicron coronavirus variant and the cases are connected to a Norwegian company’s Christmas party in an Oslo restaurant, officials said Thursday. “More cases are expected. Effective tracing is being done to limit transmission routes and prevent major outbreaks,” the Oslo Municipality said in a statement.
  • Guardian to staff: avoid saying 'climate change,' use 'climate emergency, crisis or breakdown' [tr]

    05/17/2019 12:13:45 PM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies ^ | May 17, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    Full title: Britain's Guardian newspaper tells staff to avoid saying 'climate change,' use 'climate emergency, crisis or breakdown' instead Britain's Guardian newspaper is officially changing its language concerning climate change, opting to call it instead “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown.” Editor-in-chief Katharine Viner advised the staff in an email Friday that the phrase “climate change” should be avoided because it “sounds rather passive and gentle’ and doesn’t capture the real threat to humanity. “We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise and rooted in facts, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue,” Viner wrote. The...
  • UK announces help for struggling North Sea oil industry

    01/29/2016 4:27:11 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/2016 | AFP
    Britain announced Thursday a L250 million (325 million euro, $350 million) package of funding to boost the oil industry in northeast Scotland, which has been hit hard by slumping prices. Prime Minister David Cameron visited the oil city of Aberdeen and met industry bosses for talks on the current situation. "Obviously it's a difficult time for the oil industry because of the oil price decline, but what this shows is that the British government is 100% behind this industry, behind Aberdeen, behind Scotland," Cameron said. "We want to see this port expand, we want to see an energy innovation centre,...
  • North Sea oil industry 'close to collapse'

    12/19/2014 12:13:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 December 2014 | Ben King
    The UK's oil industry is in "crisis" as prices drop, a senior industry leader has told the BBC. Oil companies and service providers are cutting staff and investment to save money. Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers' association Brindex, told the BBC that the industry was "close to collapse". Almost no new projects in the North Sea are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel, he claims. "It's almost impossible to make money at these oil prices", Mr Allan, who is a director of Premier Oil in addition to chairing Brindex, told the BBC. "It's a huge crisis." "This...
  • Opec's Wake Up Call

    12/08/2014 7:58:38 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Intel ^ | December 2014 | Sadad al-Husseini
    The Opec meeting of Nov. 27 brought new strategic thinking to Opec's deliberations and redirected its fixation away from short-term oil pricing toward greater commercial transparency and market-based commodity pricing. This was due in no small measure to Saudi Arabia's determination to eliminate ill-advised oil price manipulations and restore Opec's credibility as the price setting leader of international oil markets. This reality check became inevitable when Opec finally focused on the stark facts of a weak global economy and soft oil demand at a time of abundant oil supplies and inflated prices. The kingdom was forceful in advocating the reality...
  • Statoil Defers Decision on $5.7B Oil Recovery Project

    12/01/2014 8:40:52 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 01, 2014 | Reuters
    Norway's Statoil said it has postponed a decision to invest 40 billion crowns ($5.74 billion) in a mature field, saying that it needed more time to refine the project as its profitability was under threat. Statoil said it would decide in October next year instead of March whether to go ahead with a new platform at the Snorre field in the Norwegian Sea as it hoped to cut costs and get more precise cost estimates. The project, which could squeeze another 240 million barrels of oil out of the field, has been in doubt due to high costs, and uncertainty...