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The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".   The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".
Survey systems for new Norwegian icebreaker
[Norwaynews] [28.07.2015, 02:23am, Tue. GMT]
Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime has been retained to supply an extensive array of survey and scientific equipment aboard Kronprins Haakon, the new Italian-built Norwegian polar research icebreaker with retractable keels due to begin service in 2017 under the auspices of the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) on behalf of the Norwegian Polar Institute.
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Norwegian Lutheran Mission´s General Assembly 2015
[Norwaynews] [24.07.2015, 05:46am, Fri. GMT]
Up to 5000 people attended each meeting at Randaberg outside Stavanger in south west Norway during a week in July. Opening ceremony with female preacher, former Taiwan missionary Anna Sæther.  The Norwegian Lutheran Mission (NLM) started in Bergen after James Hudsen Taylor visited Norway in the 19th century. Norwegian Missionary Society, working for Africa, was established in 1842.
INS Tarangini Departs for “Lokayan-2015”
[Norwaynews] [23.07.2015, 05:30am, Thu. GMT]
Indian Naval Ship Tarangini, the Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy will be arriving in Kristiansand, Norway around July 25. The Sail ship will be in the port city till July 28 before participating in the Tall Ship Race from Kristiansand to Aalborg, Denmark.
'Showing Breivik artifacts extremely important,' Norway says on massacre anniversary
[Norwaynews] [23.07.2015, 05:23am, Thu. GMT]
Norway's government has held a ceremony to mark the fourth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the country's recent history. A museum was also opened that displays items used by Breivik in the July 22 attacks.
Largest spa in Norway opens in December
[Norwaynews] [17.07.2015, 05:22am, Fri. GMT]
Austria - Thermarium strengthens its position as a global key player in spa planning and realization. One of the most outstanding projects is the Kongeveien Eiendom Spa Complex in Norway , now rebranded to "THE WELL". The largest spa facility in Norway is funded by a private investor and is scheduled to open in December 2015 .
US, Russia agree fishing ban in Arctic
[Norwaynews] [17.07.2015, 05:16am, Fri. GMT]
The five states that surround the central Arctic Ocean – Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark in respect of Greenland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America – met in Oslo on July 16 to sign a declaration to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean.
Self-exiled Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove dies in Norway
[Norwaynews] [14.07.2015, 04:29pm, Tue. GMT]
Chenjerai Hove, a leading Zimbabwean writer and outspoken critic of President Robert Mugabe, has died in Norway where he was living in exile, a friend and fellow writer said Monday. Poet Chirikure Chirikure said Hove, 59, succumbed to liver failure. "Chenjerai passed away yesterday afternoon. Very sad indeed," Chirikure told AFP.
Tore met President of Taiwan
[Norwaynews] [14.07.2015, 03:51pm, Tue. GMT]
Partially sighted Tore Nærland from Bryne has the last 40 years used bicycle worldwide as an advocate for disarmament, peace and democracy. Life has given me both ups and downs,Tore Nærland says. - But people I've met along the way have given me much inspiration back. In 1996 a 9 year old boy in Taiwan named Chou Ta-kuan had to amputate one leg because of cancer. But he showed great outraged and love of life.
Norwegian cops fired guns twice last year and missed both times
[Norwaynews] [14.07.2015, 02:53pm, Tue. GMT]
The Norwegian government recently released statistics about how the country's police department used guns in recent years, painting a picture of a nation where police officers rarely draw their guns and rarely injure anyone with those guns. The report found that in 2014, Norwegian police threatened to use their weapons 42 times. However, only two shots were actually fired during the entire year, and no one was wounded by either.
No more powerful force against violent extremism than a girl with a book, says UN chief
[Norwaynews] [11.07.2015, 09:56pm, Sat. GMT]
The Oslo Summit on Education for Development is a chance to reaffirm the human right to education, an opportunity to mobilize political commitment, and “our moment” to galvanize international support for education, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on July 7 in Norway, where he attended a number of high-level events, according to the UN News Center.
Over 660,000 applications for asylum in EU, Norway and Switzerland
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 08:06am, Thu. GMT]
In 2014 there were more than 660,000 applications for international protection in the EU, the highest number since the beginning of EU-level data collection in 2008. The data featured in the European Asylum Support Office’s yearly reference report, a comprehensive overview of the situation of asylum in the EU, Norway and Switzerland. The highest numbers of asylum applicants recorded were citizens of Syria, the Western Balkan countries combined, and Eritrea.
Pakistan looks forward to continued Norwegian cooperation in various spheres: PM
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 08:02am, Thu. GMT]
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan and Norway had extended support to each other at various international forums and the former looked forward to continued cooperation in various spheres. He was talking to Borge Brende, Foreign Minister of Norway who called on him in the Norwegian capital here. The Prime Minister said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Norway bilaterally as well as in the context of the Nordic region.
Norway lodges $5 million fraud claim against Oslo diocese for inflating membership figures
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:57am, Thu. GMT]
The government of Norway is demanding $5.1 million from the Oslo diocese, in compensation for what the government sees as fraud in the inflated reporting of Church membership figures. The government charges that the Oslo diocese obtained nearly $6 million in state subsidies by routinely registering immigrants as Catholics if they came from predominantly Catholic countries, without obtaining any evidence of the immigrants’ actual affiliations.
Lessons from Millennium Development Goals ‘springboard’ for future UN agenda – Ban
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:53am, Thu. GMT]
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized the world to produce the most successful anti-poverty movement in history, helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, made inroads against hunger and enabled more girls to attend school than ever before. However, despite remarkable gains, it will take more to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable people are not left behind.
Manandeep Singh Set For Trials In Norway
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:49am, Thu. GMT]
Manandeep Singh, who played for the Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (ISL) last season, is set to undergo trials with Norwegian side Strommen IF, and is looking forward to following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Manandeep, 22, missed almost six months of football, including the I-League 2014-15, following a back strain. However, having recovered, the Haryana forward is looking forward to his three-week trials with the Norwegian side, who play in OBOS-Ligaen – the league below the premier division in Norway.
Russian import ban renewal a risk to trade relationships
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:45am, Thu. GMT]
The Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) has noted the renewal of Russia's ban on food imports from some western nations, including its former main salmon supplier Norway, is a concern for long-term trade links. “Some of Russia's importers have already gone bankrupt, and some are still struggling now,” Trond Davidsen of the FHL told Undercurrent News. “It is a worry for when the market re-opens – more may be gone by the time this ban lifts. We might need to build new relationships once trade begins again.”
Two Iranian students sue Norway over expulsion
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:41am, Thu. GMT]
Two Iranian PhD students have sued the Norwegian government after being expelled from the country on suspicion of gathering information that could aid Iran’s nuclear program. Hamideh Kaffash and Shanin Akbarnejad both enrolled at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in the autumn of 2014.
Conflicts rob 30 million children of education: Norwegian PM
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:35am, Thu. GMT]
Armed conflicts deprive about 30 million children of education worldwide and governments need to step up investments to make schools safer, partly by widening use of the Internet, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Monday. Solberg, co-chair of a United Nations group advocating new development goals for the world for 2030, told Reuters that higher spending on education would also benefit health, economic growth and women's equality.
Cut '8 days of military spending' for universal education: Malala
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:32am, Thu. GMT]
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday urged world leaders to cut “eight days of military spending” to give all children access to 12 years of free education. About $39 billion would be needed each year to fund the schooling, according to an estimate from the laureate’s non-profit group the Malala Fund.
Global charities make unique joint plea to world leaders: Invest in education for vulnerable children in conflicts and emergencies
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:27am, Thu. GMT]
Twenty seven of the world's leading charities and campaign organisations will today join forces to call on world leaders to create an urgent fund to provide education for children affected by wars and natural disasters. The appeal comes just days before a meeting of governments at the Oslo Education Summit on 7 July and following a new policy paper from UNESCO which articulates how ‘inefficient humanitarian and development aid systems’ are excluding millions of children in conflict from an education [1].
Norway has built a ‘highway’ for bees
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:19am, Thu. GMT]
It's well-known that bees and their process of pollination play an important part in global food production, and scientists have been concerned for years about the rapidly decreasing numbers of bee populations. So, one environmental group in Norway has done something a bit unique to help address the problem. They have built what is called the world's first highway for bees in the capital city of Oslo. It's not typical highway like you'd picture in your mind, but rather a series of safe spots on rooftops that allow bees to move through the city.
EU and Norway sign deal that will boost fishing sector
[Norwaynews] [23.07.2015, 05:34am, Thu. GMT]
The European Union (EU) and Norway have settled an agreement setting new funds for poorer EU member states and improve quotas for the Nordic country's fishing industry. This deal, forming part of the trade agreement of the European Economic Area (EEA), considers annual contributions of around EUR 400 million, aided by smaller contributions from Liechtenstein and Iceland, Reuters reported.
Three Australian men are accused of trying to rape a Norwegian teen
[Norwaynews] [23.07.2015, 05:25am, Thu. GMT]
Residents near a popular Croatian beach spot where three Australian men were arrested for the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old Norwegian tourist say they are baffled by police silence over the case. The men, aged 21 to 23, were arrested after the girl told police they tried to rape her in the toilet of a nightclub in Split, Croatia, about 1.30am last Thursday.
Norway sovereign fund CEO sees promise in Japan real estate
[Norwaynews] [23.07.2015, 05:21am, Thu. GMT]
Sovereign wealth funds are becoming an increasingly important force in global financial markets as they grow, and real estate is making up a bigger slice of their assets. In a recent interview with The Nikkei, Yngve Slyngstad, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, said NBIM will increase the weight of real estate in its assets.
Here comes the electric fishing boat
[Norwaynews] [17.07.2015, 05:20am, Fri. GMT]
The world’s first electrically powered fishing boat will be presented this August in Trondheim, Norway. But more time and development is needed before it can run completely without diesel. “We hope to pass Vestfjorden fossil-free on 23 August. We will exhibit the week before at the Aqua Nor/ Nor Fishing Trade Fair,” says Erik Ianssen.
Videotel Receives Norwegian Maritime Authority Approval
[Norwaynews] [14.07.2015, 04:31pm, Tue. GMT]
VideotelTM, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has received the approval of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for its security training courses.
Auction of PIA’s Norway station may face nepotism again
[Norwaynews] [14.07.2015, 04:20pm, Tue. GMT]
Islamabad (Special Report) Auction of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s Norway station may face nepotism again as the airlines is to renew GSA’s agreement at Scandinavian station. According to a Islamabad based newspaper “Daily Sarkar”, authorities of the national flag carrier airline of Pakistan had provided the General Sales Agency (GSA)to then ruling party’s supporters on favoritism in 2009.
Norwegian court convicts man of fighting for militants in Syria
[Norwaynews] [14.07.2015, 02:58pm, Tue. GMT]
An Oslo court sentenced a Norwegian man to eight years in prison on Monday for fighting for Islamic militants in Syria, in the second case of its kind in the Nordic country. Ishaq Ahmed, 24, had pleaded not guilty to the charges and had said he travelled to Syria to do humanitarian work. He was arrested last year when he returned to Norway after being shot in the leg in Syria.
Romania gets EUR 26 mln under Green Industry Innovation Programme
[Norwaynews] [11.07.2015, 09:57pm, Sat. GMT]
Some EUR 26 million will be awarded to 53 private enterprises and NGOs in Romania by Norway via the Green Industry Innovation Programme, Norway Grants officials say. The projects contribute to job creation, reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, waste collection and treatment, new green products and more. All funds have successfully been allocated and projects are well under implementation.
Former Yara executives sentenced to prison in corruption case
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 08:09am, Thu. GMT]
A Norwegian court sentenced four former top executives at Yara, the world's biggest nitrate fertilizer maker, to prison on Tuesday for paying bribes in Libya and India, in one of Norway's biggest corruption scandals. Prosecutors had accused the men of paying around $8 million in bribes to officials in India and Libya - including to the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's oil minister and the family of a financial adviser in India's Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers - for the right to establish joint ventures.
Order for three C-RAD systems from hospital in Norway
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 08:04am, Thu. GMT]
C-RAD secured a large order including two Catalyst HD™ systems and a Sentinel 4DCT™ system for Gjövik Hospital in Norway, about 120 km north of Oslo. As part of a comprehensive tender the hospital is now upgrading its radiation oncology department with the high-end solution for patient positioning and monitoring from C-RAD.
Norway donates to Rakhine State, denies financial interests
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:59am, Thu. GMT]
A visit to Myanmar by Norway’s State Secretary of Foreign Affairs has concluded with a US$1.25 million donation for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State, but concerns remain that Norway is benefiting financially from government links made through peace process support.
World Heritage Sites named in Norway, Germany, Israel, Britain and U.S
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:55am, Thu. GMT]
UNESCO on Sunday designated several new World Heritage Sites in Norway, Germany, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States during the 39th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in the western German city of Bonn. Norway's Rjukan-Notodden industrial site includes a group of hydraulic centers and was built early in the last century by the Norsk Hydro company to manufacture fertilizer for agricultural demand.
UN 'Alarmed' By Melting Glacier In Norway
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:51am, Thu. GMT]
At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to “take action now” to fight climate change. "I am just close to 250 metres to the glacier. It looks magnificent. But at the same time, I am alarmed that there are so many cracks that will soon break. They are melting very rapidly, and I fully agree with what scientists have been projecting. Unless we take action now, we will have to regret. We have to keep global temperature rise below two degrees as soon as possible," he said.
Island Life in Norway
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:47am, Thu. GMT]
Over the last 15 years I've worked and lived in Norway as an archaeologist. Most of this work involved working along the coast or on one of the numerous islands that hug the coastline. My work there began within academic research, but soon I became involved in some very large industrial projects, like the construction of natural gas refineries or deepwater ports where archaeological excavation was needed. My most recent work engagement required living five months on the island of Haramsøya, located in the municipality of Haram in a region of western Norway known as Sunnmøre.
Russian forces 'practised invasion of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden'
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:43am, Thu. GMT]
Russian forces rehearsed the invasion of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark during a military exercise involving 33,000 troops, according to a new study of Baltic security. The manoeuvres, which took place in March, assumed that a Western-backed uprising against President Vladimir Putin was taking place in Moscow.
New Arctic research projects start
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:38am, Thu. GMT]
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (Sams) has announced the start of two research projects worth £4.7m. The Oban-based Sams will be a partner in Norwegian-led studies investigating changes in Arctic ecosystems. Arctic ABC will investigate how the Arctic is responding to the loss of sea ice, whilst FAABulous will focus on changes in Arctic algae.
Terror suspect in Jordan spied on Iranian refugees in Norway
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:34am, Thu. GMT]
An Iraqi man with links to the Iranian regime's Quds Force who was recently detained in Jordan as part of a major anti-terrorism operation had previously spied on Iranian refugees in Norway, the Norwegian security services have announced.
Norway leads global electric vehicle market
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:30am, Thu. GMT]
Norway continues to lead the global electric vehicle/plug-in hybrid vehicle market, according to recent analysis by IHS Automotive, a third-party automotive market intelligence firm. In first quarter 2015, Norway ranked first on the new IHS Automotive Plug-in Electric Vehicle Index, which ranks the market share of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) registrations in a given quarter for eight countries.
Airports in Norway Dump Legacy Systems for Cloud
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:24am, Thu. GMT]
Cloud implementations come in all shapes and sizes. The Norwegian airport operator Avinor has decided to ditch its legacy systems and move to a cloud platform called ACUS, which is short for Airport Common Use Service. The use of cloud within the aviation industry has received a tremendous amount of press over the years. In fact, in early 2014, CloudWedge published a story posing the question, “Could the Cloud Help Find Flight MH370?”
There’s a lot of intl commitment to help Nepal’s reconstruction
[Norwaynews] [09.07.2015, 07:17am, Thu. GMT]
The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende was in Kathmandu to attend the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction, held on June 25. During the conference, Brende pledged a support of $30 million (Norwegian Kroner 100 million) to Nepal, and assured that the funding would increase later.
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