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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.
 
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2 Pregnant Women in Norway Test Positive for Zika Virus
[Norwaynews] [14.03.2016, 07:38pm, Mon. GMT]
Health authorities in Norway say two pregnant women have tested positive for the zika virus after traveling in Latin America. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health on has recently tested dozens of people for the virus, mostly pregnant women.
 
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.
 
Norwegian football team have a full fixture list for tour thanks to Stockport Express
[Norwaynews] [05.01.2015, 01:35pm, Mon. GMT]
A Norwegian football team who arranged a pre-season tour to Stockport but without organising any games has a full fixture schedule after help from the Stockport Express. Die-hard Stockport County fan Thomas Johnsen will bring his Rolvsøy IF to the borough in March. He had booked flights and hotels but until last week had no opponents. After featuring in the paper his team were inundated with offers and will play Cale Green FC, Stockport Sports and Hazel Grove FC.
 
Football fitness the focus in Oslo
[Norwaynews] [18.12.2014, 01:36pm, Thu. GMT]
The first UEFA Study Group Fitness for Football seminar following a series of pilot events has been held in Oslo, featuring a mix of presentations, discussions and practical sessions. Following a successful pilot phase, the first Fitness for Football seminar as part of the UEFA Study Group Scheme has taken place this week in Oslo involving coaches, coach educators, fitness experts and medical staff from six UEFA member associations.
 
Anand, Carlsen play out quick draw in game 9
[Norwaynews] [20.11.2014, 08:28pm, Thu. GMT]
A well-prepared Viswanathan Anand managed the easiest of draws with black pieces in his ninth round match against Magnus Carlsen on Thursday but the Norwegian inched closer towards retaining his World Championship crown as he leads the Indian ace by a full point. The scoreboard reads 5-4 in favour of defending champion Carlsen, who may just seal it with another win in the next three rounds.
 
Vishwanathan Anand would look to make amends after loss against Magnus Carlsen
[Norwaynews] [10.11.2014, 07:01pm, Mon. GMT]
The Indian chess maestro lost rather tamely to Norway's Carlsen, in game two of the World Chess Championship.The initial strategy has backfired, and it's time for Viswanathan Anand, to reconcile and come out with fresh ideas, to recover lost ground in the World Chess Championship, against holder Magnus Carlsen. In what turned out to be a pretty bad day in office, five-time world champion Anand, went down rather tamely, in the second game on Sunday, and now trails 0.5-1.5 in the 12-game match.
 
Blatter visits Nobel Peace Center in Norway
[Norwaynews] [14.10.2014, 05:39am, Tue. GMT]
FIFA President Blatter visited the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway to promote and share the successful implementation of the Handshake for Peace during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. The visit began with a tour of the Nobel Peace Center, including a short presentation and viewing of the exhibition space. Following the tour, FIFA President Blatter joined the Director of the Nobel Peace Center Bente Erichsen and the Norwegian Football Association (Norges Fotballforbund, NFF) President Yngve Hallen for a press conference, where they shared thoughts about the continued success of the Handshake for Peace.
 
Two Dubai chefs among 21 finalists at culinary competition in Norway
[Norwaynews] [02.07.2014, 09:42pm, Wed. GMT]
This week, the World Association of Chefs Societies hosts its global competition in Stavanger, Norway. Held every two years, the contest brings together seven finalists – one from each region in the world – to compete in three categories: Global Chef, Junior Chef and Global Pastry Chef. The finalists had to win several preliminary rounds in their cities, countries and regions during the previous two years. This year, two of the finalists representing the Middle East/Africa region are from Dubai.
 
Development seminar a success in Norway
[Norwaynews] [11.04.2014, 01:05pm, Fri. GMT]
‘Developing the game’ was the key phrase at the FIFA Seminar for General Secretaries from Europe which took place in Oslo on Thursday, 10 April. The event was attended by representatives of FIFA’s 53 Member Associations in Europe as part of 11 special development seminars which will have taken place across the globe between September 2013 and summer 2014. This was the first of its kind in Europe, as world football’s governing body seeks to engage all of its members in a far-reaching consultation process.
 
Norwegian FA (NFF) equal gender split on Executive Committee
[Norwaynews] [27.03.2014, 11:37am, Thu. GMT]
The Norwegian FA (NFF) has become the first national football federation to have an equal split of genders on their board after four women were elected to its Executive Committee. After recent elections, the eight member panel that runs football in Norway now has an equal split of four men and four women. Mina Gerhardsen and Turid Storhaug have been added to the committee alongside previous members Mette Christiansen, Vice-President, and Eli Arnstad to achieve equal representation on the board. Speaking after the panel was announced, Yngve Hallen, NFF president, stated the significance of the equal board of Norwegian football: “We now have a board with 50% women.”
 
Youth Olympics kick off in Norway
[Norwaynews] [14.02.2016, 11:47am, Sun. GMT]
With a story about the spark of enthusiasm as a symbol for inspiration, passion and creativity, Norway kicked off the opening ceremony of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in its central city here. About 15,000 spectators braved bone-chilling cold in the evening to participate in the ceremony at the Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena on Friday, the same venue that hosted the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer in 1994, reports media.
 
Belarus beat Norway in Eurochallenge home friendly
[Norwaynews] [26.04.2015, 04:51pm, Sun. GMT]
The Belarusian national ice hockey team beat Norway 5-1 as part of the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge friendlies ahead of the 2015 IIHF World Championship, BelTA informs. Sergei Drozd and Sergei Kostitsyn each scored twice. Andrei Kostitsyn also contributed to the score. Norway had luck only once spoiling Kevin Lalande's bid for a shutout.
 
Norway ends 33-year ban on professional boxing
[Norwaynews] [18.12.2014, 01:44pm, Thu. GMT]
Professional boxers can step back into the ring in Norway after a three-decade ban on the sport was this week repealed in a vote in Parliament in Oslo. The governing coalition of conservatives and right-wing populists pushed the policy through with the support of the social liberals in a 54-48 vote. Professional boxing had been illegal since January 1, 1982.
 
Carlsen holds off Anand again to keep title
[Norwaynews] [24.11.2014, 01:23pm, Mon. GMT]
World chess champion Norway’s Magnus Carlsen retained his title, defeating Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match at Russia on Sunday. The reigning world champion called off the exchange/sacrifice blunder or bluff of Anand on move 24 and wrapped up the 12th game in 45 moves. Interestingly, Anand went for the misadventure of exchange/sacrifice — giving up his rook for Carlsen’s bishop when he was enjoying a slight positional advantage.
 
Anand breaks through to even chess match with Carlsen
[Norwaynews] [11.11.2014, 05:57pm, Tue. GMT]
Bouncing back from a painful loss in Game 2, Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand defeated defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in just 34 moves in Tuesday’s Game 3 to even their scheduled 12-game match at 1 1/2 points apiece. The victory was the first for the 44-year-old Indian challenger in two world title matches with Carlsen. The Norwegian won the crown from Anand a year ago without dropping a single game.
 
English player found dead in Norway
[Norway] [22.10.2014, 05:37pm, Wed. GMT]
A 23-year-old Englishman playing football in Norway has been found dead in a river following a night out with his team-mates. Thomas Morgan, whose parents are English but who was born and raised in Norway, was discovered on Tuesday in the Hunnselva river in Gjovik, a town 80 miles north of Oslo. An investigation is now under way to determine the cause of his death, although local police say it is not being treated as suspicious.
 
Lalith creates history in Norway
[Norwaynews] [16.08.2014, 07:09am, Sat. GMT]
What former world champion Viswanathan Anand could not attain, young Grandmaster from Vijayawada M.R. Lalith Babu achieved at Tromso, Norway by becoming part of the medal winning Indian team at the prestigious Chess Olympiad. India defeated Uzbekistan to clinch the bronze medal, the first-ever medal in the format and the achievement was possible owing to the on-board exploits of Adhibhan, Sethuraman, Parimarjan Negi, Lalith Babu and Sasikiran Krishnan.
 
Anand joint third with five to go in World Rapid
[Norwaynews] [20.06.2014, 04:17pm, Fri. GMT]
Five-time world champion Viswanthan Anand kept himself in contention by notching up 3.5 points on the penultimate day of the World Rapid Chess Championship here. With seven points from 10 games, Anand stands joint third in the strongest ever rapid chess tournament and the Indian ace will have to make a superb finish to find himself on the podium. World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway came up with an inspired performance on the second day of the meet to snatch sole lead on 8 points out of a possible 10 games.
 
Viswanathan Anand plays on
[Norwaynews] [02.04.2014, 05:03pm, Wed. GMT]
Viswanathan Anand has displayed excellent form to lead the ongoing Candidates Chess tournament. The winner of this event, which features eight of the world's leading grandmasters, will challenge the reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world title match. The Indian grandmaster, who lost the world title to Carlsen in October 2013, is now the odds-on favourite to become the next challenger.
 
Viswanathan Anand in command and a likely contender for Magnus Carlsen
[Norwaynews] [24.03.2014, 08:43am, Mon. GMT]
Written off by critics and experts, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year. Leading by a full point with five rounds still to come in the candidates, Anand's lead is effectively 1.5 points if one considers the tiebreak according to which the individual encounter comes on top.
 
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