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The board of Statoil announced Thursday it wants to rename the firm Equinor as Norway's state-owned energy company seeks to diversify its business from ... Founded in 1972 to tap oil deposits found off Norway's coast, the firm has in recent years moved into renewable energy, with parks of offshore wind ...
Norway targets young consumers with new campaign. The campaign is trying to get consumers to eat seafood three times a week. by IntraFish Media. March 15th, 2018 12:07 GMT Updated March 15th, 2018 12:14 GMT. The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) launched its "3 a week" campaign Thursday, targeting ...

OSLO (Reuters) - Business conditions deteriorated slightly in Norway's western oil-producing regions in the last three months, but companies are ... The price of crude oil, Norway's key export, fell sharply from mid-2014 to early 2016 but has since staged a partial recovery, while non-oil exporters are ...
... dancing around his living room and playing with a toy monkey - as well as, of course, playing his trademark violin. Alexander Rybak will represent Norway at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with his self-penned song That's how you write a song. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 for Norway, ...
OSLO: Oil companies must explore for more offshore oil and gas reserves if Norway is to maintain energy production at its current level, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on ... Petoro holds stakes in several oil and gas firms off Norway and represents the state's interests in discussions with partners.
With that said, Anne-Grethe Solberg thinks other countries should follow Norway's example. Not least considering that many investors prefer gender-equal companies and customers are increasingly aware of their power as consumers. She mentions that Norway's largest bank, DNB, has made it clear that it prefers to do ...
Oslo-based practice Rever & Drage Architects designed this 1500-square-foot vacation cabin located in Trolltind, Sunndal, Norway, for a family of outdoor enthusiasts. The architects write that the cabin, completed in 2017, "uses a traditional layout with a connecting row of different building styles.
Situated above the Arctic Circle, around the same latitude as northern Siberia and Alaska, its waters remain accessible due to the Gulf Stream, which somewhat warms the ocean current that flows across the Atlantic to Norway's coast. "Surfing is a lifestyle, it's a must," says Lisa Blom, a 38-year-old hotel ...
Famous for skiing, snowmen, Santa Claus and the Northern Lights, Finland is now home to the happiest people on earth. The nordic nation has topped this year's UN World Happiness Report, which ranks 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and ...
Anne-Grethe Solberg thinks other countries should follow Norway's example. Not least considering that many investors prefer gender-equal companies and customers are increasingly aware of their power as consumers. She mentions that Norway's largest bank, DNB, has made it clear that it prefers to do business with law ...
Norway picked up its second win in as many days in Para ice hockey at PyeongChang 2018 on Wednesday (14 March), thanks to a hat-trick from nine-time Paralympian Rolf Einar Pedersen. The 6-1 defeat of Japan moves Norway on to the fifth-place game. Forty-eight year old Pedersen has been ...
Another incredible view looks over the rolling mountains in Lofoten, Norway with fishing boats calmly sitting on the water, whilst one image depicts a boat setting sail from Molde. The Vikings originated from Denmark, Sweden and Norway and the Viking age was between 700-1100AD. During this period ...
Finland has helped itself to Norway's title as the world's happiest country, according to the annual World Happiness Report. After last year's triumphal ascendancy to the top of the list from fourth-place rankings in 2015 and 2016, Norway now finds itself pushed into second after Finland jumped up to first.
OSLO, Norway -- Norway's fjords have long inspired the country's artists and drawn streams of tourists. In winter, their ice-laced surfaces shimmer beside snow-capped mountains: a vision of natural beauty, blissfully untouched. But lost in the depths of the fjord in Oslo, stretching out from the capital, is a ...
Last year, the presidency was criticised by a united parliament for mismanagement of the building work and for a number of irregularities related to it. The Office of the Auditor General of Norway (Riksrevisjonen) also criticised the process and a motion of no confidence was raised against Thommessen.

In 2015, prison directors and lawmakers from North Dakota traveled to see Norway's prisons for themselves. The trip was part of a program that takes state officials to visit the country, which has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world. When the leaders returned, North Dakota slowly began making ...
Assev explains that although Sweden has traditionally been Scandinavia's leading technology hub, Norway is fast catching up. The traditional levels of investment pushed into the west coast of the country, home to the fishing and utility industries, is now instead being focused inland to the cities - offering a ...
"It was so hard to watch the other children and especially girls wearing their uniforms and going to school and I was just staying back at the window," Taibah recalled to ABC News on a recent afternoon, at a burger joint in Trondheim, Norway. She didn't even know what those little Iranian girls did when they ...
Norway has announced it is raising the number of whales it will allow hunters to slaughter despite an international moratorium on the practice. The country has increased its annual quota to 1,278 - up 28 per cent - despite whalers killing just 432 last year, less than half the 999 allowed. The move is a bid to ...
The world's first "energy positive" hotel is set to be built at the base of the Almlifjellet mountain in northern Norway; Svart, which takes its name from the nearby Svartisen glacier, will use 85 per cent less energy than a modern hotel in addition to producing its own energy. Designed by Oslo-based Snohetta ...
Fun fact - Norway's curling team brought 11 different pairs of pants to the PyeongChang Games. A new design for each game, with two extra in case the team made it to the semifinals and medal rounds. Norway has become known over the years for their bright and colorful pants, which are probably more ...
A Norwegian fan celebrates as Norway win gold and bronze in the women's 10km freestyle cross-country. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images. But her win brought the country's Pyeongchang tally to a remarkable 39 medals, topping the table, equalling Canada's record for golds won at a single ...
As the teenage survivors of last week's high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. speak out to demand tighter gun control regulation, the young victims of a 2011 massacre in Norway still struggle to be heard and understood. U - July 22, a new movie which premiered this week at the 68th Berlin International ...
Speaking to CTVNews.ca by telephone from her home in As, Norway, Kristiansen explained that Barnevernet is the state-run child protection agency in Norway. After weeks of telling the agency that she wanted to homeschool her son because he was being bullied at school, she said authorities arrived on ...
Sweden and Norway both played their first game of the 2018 Winter Games. Both teams are playing in Group C of the men's hockey tournament. Sweden looked dominant from the start beating Norway 4-0 in their first game of the 2018 Games. The two Scandinavian teams have faced each other 19 times ...
Norway may not have a reputation as a fashion capital. But that all changes during the Winter Olympics, when the Norwegian curling team pulls out its fanciest pants -- literally. And for Valentine's Day this year, the Athletes on Norway's men's curling team in PyeongChang did not disappoint, festooning their ...
Maren Lundby of Norway has enhanced her position as the gold medal favorite in women's ski jumping at the Pyeongchang Games. Lundby, who has six out of 10 wins on the World Cup circuit this season, finished first in two training runs as the Athletes got their first chance to test the Alpensia Ski Jumping ...
According to BBC News, Norway's bottle collection rate stands at an impressive 97%, while 600 million plastic bottles were recycled in 2016. And the scheme itself couldn't be more simple. Norwegians pay an extra krone (about 10p) for each bottle of water or fizzy drink they buy, which acts as a deposit.
The biggest competitor to the firm on Norway's frozen pizza landscape is Dr. Oetker, with a market share of around 24 percent according to the company's own figures. "Grandiosa has a very strong position in the hearts and minds of many Norwegians," Orkla CEO Peter Ruzicka told NRK. New varieties of ...
Norway held Canada scoreless in the final three ends to take a surprising 9-6 win over the top ranked team in the world in their mixed doubles opener Wednesday night. Norway scored three points in the second end, but Canada matched that in the third as both teams kept it close early. Norway scored ...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The Winter Olympics don't officially start until Friday, but someone hoping to deliver in South Korea already has egg on their face. Norway thought it was ordering 1,500 eggs from a Korean distributor for the games but a mistake caused 15,000 to be delivered instead.
After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu. Norwegian chef de mission Tore Ovrebo struggled to suggest what they will do with the delivery, but did not rule out consuming them.
A Scandinavian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK. Advisers to government say the schemes have massively reduced plastic litter in the environment and seas. And a ministerial delegation has been to Norway to see if the UK should copy an industry-led ...
According to official statistics, 97 percent of plastic bottles in Norway are recycled, although this includes bottles thrown out with refuse that is burned and used to power heating, according to a 2016 Aftenposten report -- a less environmentally friendly practice than the reuse of the bottles returned through ...
A Norway-style EU trade agreement for the UK might not cover many areas of agricultural production, with particularly severe implications for groups such as Northern Irish dairy farmers and food processing firms near the Irish border. MPs quizzed experts including the director of the Norwegian Institute of ...
Juneau residents looking to experience a little Scandinavian culture don't need to go to Petersburg to do it -- they can join the Sons of Norway and Friends of Scandinavia lodge right here in town. The lodge is holding its annual membership dinner this coming Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Juneau Yacht Club at ...
The figures were registered by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration based on numbers of people receiving state welfare support (barnetrygd), to which all parents living in Norway with children under 18 are entitled, reports news agency NTB. In 2016, a total of 58,890 children were born, while ...
Norway had its first woman prime minister in 1981 -- Gro Harlem Brundtland -- and today has women in the three most powerful Cabinet posts -- prime minister, foreign minister and finance minister. More than 41 percent of MPs elected in 2017 were women and, outside politics, the Scandinavian country ...
The Duchess of Cambridge has already garnered more attention than usual for her style choices during this current Norway-Sweden royal tour (which is really saying something, considering how much attention she gets on a regular basis). Many have noted Kate seemed to be paying homage to Princess ...
Helsinki -- Norway's newly formed Conservative-led government is under pressure from opposition leaders to raise defense spending to 2 percent of ... During talks with NATO and more recently the White House, Norway signaled its intent to increase spending and meet the 2 percent level sought by ...
Save up to $6300 a couple on select 2018 departures of Viking's 15-day Into the Midnight Sun itinerary. This cruise leaves London to explore Scotland's Shetland and Orkney Islands and Scottish capital Edinburgh, before taking in the Norwegian coast to the northernmost reaches of Scandinavia, where ...
King Harald V of Norway quoted from the film Love Actually during his speech at a gala to honour the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. After addressing the guests at the Royal Palace, King Harald said: "The Queen and I are delighted to welcome you on your first visit to Norway. "In comparing Norway with ...
'Norway is one of the largest donors to the Global Partnership for education and we urge other donors to increase their support. Together we will continue our efforts to ensure that all children and young people have access to education, especially girls who are still being excluded,' said Minister of ...
The King of Norway has paid tribute to the DUKe and Duchess of Cambridge at a gala dinner in their honour in Oslo. Speaking at the Royal Palace, King Harald described the couple as "family" while Prince William celebrated the UK's relationship with Norway. Crown Prince Haakon and Princess ...
It is meaningless when Norway's Security police (PST) warns Norwegians to take care of colleagues, warning them from being in contact with intelligence officers participating at open seminars and conferences about security policy, high north policy, technology and innovation, the Russian Embassy writes ...
A brass and woodwind band from the northern areas is heading to Norway after a successful partnership with a Norwegian professor and Nelson Mandela University. The Mandela Metro school of arts (MMSA), which boasts a wealth of musical talent, received an invitation to take part in an exchange ...
A Norwegian firm says it has bought land in Maine that it intends to use to build one of the world's largest land-based salmon farms. Nordic Aquafarms says it has signed an agreement to buy 40 acres on the outskirts of Belfast. It says the initial project phase will include a $150 million investment, employ 60 ...
DP & Marine Assurance Norway offers a full range of dynamic positioning audits to ensure a vessel stays on its designated course. Dynamic positioning (DP) systems are designed to cut fuel consumption and minimise damage caused to thrusters and propulsion equipment. They are essential to the safe operation of a ...


 

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