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Help Remove Landmines From the Path of Peace in Colombia
[Norwaynews] [12.05.2016, 08:30pm, Thu. GMT]
Ferney Cifuentes, like so many Colombian children from his area, was helping his father herd cattle in Montecristo in January 2015 when a violent blast lifted the Earth and sent shrapnel flying.

The 14-year-old had stepped on a landmine. His death -- tragically -- was not unique. More than 11,000 Colombians have been wounded or killed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the past quarter century.

Landmines are singularly dangerous because they can lay dormant for years, only to kill and maim innocent people without warning. In Colombia last year, 285 people, including 40 children, were killed by landmines, a toll surpassed only by Afghanistan. At current mine clearance rates, decades will pass before the country is mine free.
 
Taiwan and Norway
Norway-inspired animated Disney-movie «Frozen» still a hit in Taiwan
[Norwaynews] [14.04.2016, 03:23pm, Thu. GMT]
Since released in 2013, the Walt Disney´s film Frozen has become popular worldwide. Many children love the songs from the film: «Let it go, let it go!». and «Do you want to make a snowman?» Many boys like the colourful and active Anna, while most girls want to be Elsa who became queen.
 
Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development in Taiwan
[Norwaynews] [06.03.2016, 04:14pm, Sun. GMT]
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan had from February 21 to 26 a weeklong science event featuring female scientists in sustainable development. More then 250 scholars, researchers and a young audience of students participated in four plenary sessions, symposiums, panel discussions and exhibitions about global issues related to sustainable development in public health. Many travelled long distance to join the event.
 
October 2015: Suzann Pettersen played in Taiwan and China. Heading for the Olympics next year
[Norwaynews] [04.11.2015, 04:54pm, Wed. GMT]
Suzann Pettersen was happy this year to be back in Taiwan where she won the LPGA Tour twice, in 2012 and 2013. The tournament in Taiwan has been held since 2011 when her Taiwanese friend Tseng Yani was the world´s best and Suzann Pettersen the second best female golf player.
 
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.
 
Taiwanese jazz pianist in Norway
[Norwaynews] [26.02.2015, 10:07am, Thu. GMT]
Jo-Yu Chen is the first Taiwanese jazz artist in the world with full international launch on a multinational label. On Thursday March 5th she will have a concert at Bærum Kulturhus, Claude Monét allé 27 at Sandvika outside Oslo. She began her piano lessons at home in Taiwan as 5 years old and in addition to piano keys she also got a close relationship with oboe.
 
Kari Elizabeth Aarsheim Harbakk - 1940 to 2014
[Norwaynews] [19.12.2014, 02:23pm, Fri. GMT]
Norwegian honorary citizen of plural cities in China had to give up her life. Mrs. Harbakk was often called China-Kari. She loved life and China and helped many orphans in China to get a new home in Norway. But there is much more to tell about her.   (Kari Elizabeth Aarsheim Harbakk - 1940 Aug. 16th – 2014 Nov. 15th)
 
Lillian, Dedicated 35 years for Taiwan
[Norwaynews] [07.12.2014, 09:48am, Sun. GMT]
Lillian Gabrielsen (1927.03.01 – 2014.11.23) was a missionary of Norwegian Mission Alliance and sent to Taiwan in 1958. After 35 years she retired in 1993 and returned to Norway. Miss Gabrielsen was engaged in health care, social service, and missionary work in Taiwan. Lillian Gabrielsen passed away in Gjovik, Norway, in November 2014. She was born March 1st 1927 in Oslo as the daughter of Helene and John Gabrielsen, but  moved from Grefsen in Oslo to Biri before she with her family settled down in Gjovik when she about 10 years old.
 
Taipei Cycle Show attracts Norwegian dealers
[Norwaynews] [28.10.2014, 07:03pm, Tue. GMT]
According to Dagsavisen about 370,000 bicycles were sold in Norway in 2012, about 10,000 more than the year before. It might be thanks to the construction of many new bike paths.  Among the bikes sold there were many children's bikes and bikes primarily used for training in the forest. (http://www.dagsavisen.no/samfunn/fra-gasspedal-til-sykkelpedal/)
 
Norway top, Taiwan ranks 21st in world human development index
[Norwaynews] [24.09.2014, 10:56am, Wed. GMT]
Taiwan ranked 21st among 188 countries in the world in terms of how well its people are developing, according to the methodology used in the 2014 Huang Development Index compiled by the United Nations, said the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics. The 2014 index, compiled on the basis of data collected in 2013, measures composite statistics on life expectancy, education, and income, which are then used to rank countries into different tiers of human development.
 
The Hollywood movie Lucy mainly shot in Taiwan now on Norwegian cinemas.
[Norwaynews] [18.09.2014, 08:58am, Thu. GMT]
The female-driven science fiction action film was released all over Norway on September 12 this year.  Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a young American student living in Taipei, Taiwan. But she gets tricked to work for a Korean mob boss and gets by accident a lot of a special narcotic crept into her body. Lucy reaches 100% of her cerebral capacity and begins thereby acquiring increasingly enhanced physical and mental capabilities.
 
Norwegian fish to Taiwan make cheap flight tickets
[Norwaynews] [26.03.2016, 01:20pm, Sat. GMT]
Norway is the world´s largest producer of farmed salmon. Tremendous amount of Norwegian salmon is flown daily to the markets in Asia, Middle East and US.  The number of intercontinental flights from Norway is increasing to take part of the shipping of Norwegian fish. Today there are direct flights out of Europe from Oslo to New York, Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha and Bangkok.
 
Oystein Baadsvik and Tuba Lovers in Taiwan
[Norwaynews] [25.01.2016, 04:25pm, Mon. GMT]
The Norwegian Oystein Baadsvik (born 1966) had many young fans in Taiwan after his fourth visit last year, invited by his Swedish friend and conductor Christian Lindberg and Taipei Symphony Orchestra (TSO).
 
Pulpit Rock with estimated 275000 tourists this year. - More and more from Korea, China and Taiwan.
[Norwaynews] [03.09.2015, 05:53am, Thu. GMT]
Pulpit Rock is a 604 meter high cliff above Lysefjord in Rogaland, south west Norway. It was probably made by frost-induced leaks for 10,000 years ago. Geologists have concluded that Pulpit Rock is safe although many think that the plateau will crack doẃn one day. The Rock became a tourist destination more than 100 years ago, when Stavanger Trekking Association began using this mountain crag as a major hiking destination.
 
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.
 
Taiwan Stand at 2015 Reiselivsmessen Oslo attracted a lot of visitors
[Norway] [22.01.2015, 08:58am, Thu. GMT]
Taipei Representative Office in Norway participated in 2015 Reiselivsmessen Oslo at Fornebu Telenor Arena during January 9~11th, promoting the unique natural and cultural beauty of Taiwan. There were Taiwanese Tea Savoring, Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration, and a lot of useful travel information at the Taiwan stand, which successfully attracted a lot of visitors who are interested in traveling to Taiwan.
 
Delta Electronics announces acquisition of Norwegian firm
[Norwaynews] [15.12.2014, 12:17pm, Mon. GMT]
Delta Electronics Inc., a major Taiwan-based power supply and electronic component manufacturer, announced Monday that subsidiary Deltronics (Netherlands) B. V., will spend NT$17 billion (US$530 million) to acquire Eltek ASA of Norway. Delta Electronics said at a news conference that its wholly owned subsidiary will acquire the Norwegian power solutions provider through a public offering at 11.75 Norwegian krone per share for up to 100 percent of all outstanding Eltek shares.
 
Taiwan unveils hopes of leadership in CCS
[Norway] [07.12.2014, 09:34am, Sun. GMT]
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou has announced his country’s ambitious climate change mitigation plan which entails pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to 2005 levels, and by 2025 to levels last seen in 2000. This is a significant voluntary commitment given the country’s level of economic development. In order to achieve these targets, Taiwan has reiterated its commitment to promoting CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies, in which the country aspires to become a leader.
 
Taiwanese celebrates 103rd National Day in Norway
[Norwaynews] [09.10.2014, 08:15am, Thu. GMT]
The Taiwanese community of the Republic of China in Norwegian Capital Oslo celebrated its 103rd National Day yesterday. Representative of the Taipei Representative Office in Norway Mrs.Gloria Chen delivered the keynote address, saying that it is also a significant moment for us to remember the hardship and struggles our ancestors have overcome to fulfill the realization of liberty, democracy and prosperity in Taiwan, the concepts of democracy and rule of law are deeply embedded in Taiwan’s society. Taiwan is exporting democratic values to mainland China and Taiwan’s path towards democracy will serve as an inspiring model for mainland China to follow in the future. Taiwan concluded economic cooperation agreements with New Zealand and Singapore respectively, government has striven to improve relations with mainland China and to safeguard peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait also actively functioned as a "peacemaker" and a "provider of humanitarian aid", Gloria noted.
 
Ex-Norway PM awarded 'Asian prize'
[Norwaynews] [18.09.2014, 02:05pm, Thu. GMT]
South African anti-apartheid hero Albie Sachs and former Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, hailed as the "godmother" of sustainable development, were among five people Thursday presented with the first Tang Prize, touted as Asia's version of the Nobels. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou presented the awards, which honour outstanding contributions to the environment, human rights, medicine and Sinology.
 
Norwegian missionary doctor awarded 'Love of Lives Medal'
[Norwaynews] [05.09.2014, 09:42am, Fri. GMT]
Norwegian missionary doctor Olav Bjørgaas has been awarded the "Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal" by a Taiwanese non-profit organization in recognition of his contributions to Taiwan. Chou Chin-hua, founder of the Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, and Guo Ying-lan, chairwoman of the foundation, presented the medal to Bjørgaas in the Norwegian city of Stavanger Aug. 22.
 
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