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Map of Sør-Trøndelag   Sør-Trøndelag is a county in the area Trøndelag in Norway, bordering Nord-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland and Hedmark. To the west is the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic ocean), and to the east is Sweden. More than half of the population in the county lives in Trondheim. The Norwegian dialect of the region is Trøndersk.
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.
EU to enhance contribution to Arctic cooperation
[Norwaynews] [21.01.2013, 05:06pm, Mon. GMT]
European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki spoke today at the Arctic Frontiers Conference taking place between 20-25 January in Tromsø, Norway, addressing the issues of protection and economic development of the Arctic. As Commissioner Damanaki stated: “We cannot limit ourselves to listening and exchanging views: I think it is time for us to take action. The Arctic is heating up, literally and figuratively. It is urgent that we agree on an appropriate course of action together.”
Dozens flee after massive landslide in Norway
[Norwaynews] [02.01.2012, 10:24am, Mon. GMT]
Dozens of people fled from a rural area bordering Norway’s third largest city on Sunday because of a massive landslide but no casualties have been reported, police said. “We have evacuated many farms,” regional police operation leader Tore Kyllo said after the landslide struck just south of Trondheim in central Norway. The river of muddy black sludge stretching about a kilometre was moving through the area and geologists have been sent up in a helicopter to evaluate the danger, Kyllo said.
New Opera chief from Scotland
[Norwaynews] [30.08.2007, 11:58pm, Thu. GMT]
The newly appointed chief of the Norwegian Opera (Den Norske Opera) promises to develop home-grown talent, even though he doesn't hail from Norway himself.  Paul Curran is only 42 years old, and Norway's leading international opera singer, Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, said she'd never heard of him. "He's completely unknown to me," she told newspaper Aftenposten, "but it's exciting that he's young. Then there's sure to be a lot new he will mount, and many new impulses. It can be good to have an artistic leader with a foreign background."
The Opera officials who hired Curran clearly agree, and claim they've nabbed an enthusiastic and sought-after rising international star.
Norwegian flowers in space
[Norwaynews] [30.08.2007, 11:33pm, Thu. GMT]
Seeds of Norwegian flowers were on board when space craft «Endeavour» left Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week. Seeds of vårskrinneblom will help scientists understand how to grow flowers with no gravity, knowledge necessary in order to send man to Mars. Tiny seeds of Norwegian flower vårskrinneblom have left for an unusual journal this week, aiming to help scientists understand how flowers can grow while weightless.  Professor Tor-Henning Iversen at the Norwegian university of science and techology, NTNU, in Trondheim, has waited and prepared for this moment for years. "Our experiment is important in order to select and develop new species that can handle weightlessness," he said.
Norwegians love their country a little too much
[Norwaynews] [08.04.2012, 06:08am, Sun. GMT]
We're talking about several YouTube videos in which nude Norwegian men are seen humping various landmarks in a city in Norway.  The Norwegian media has gone beserk, and as this headline aptly describes the videos: Hunky Norwegians have sex with city landmarks. The Local, an English language paper, reports: The final flick, posted just four days ago, casts a quaint old bridge as the unsuspecting victim. Crouching, standing, and even climbing, the men turn a landmark known locally as the gate of joy into an infernal scene of base depravity.
Doctors feel pressured to hand over patients' medical records
[Norwaynews] [31.08.2007, 12:27am, Fri. GMT]
Doctors criticised the social welfare agency NAV for demanding insight into confidential medical records, calling it a breach of patients’ trust and a danger to patient’s safety. NAV denied criticism, claiming that only in exceptional circumstances has the agency asked for full records.  Doctors feeling that they betray patients’ confidence by giving out their medical records lashed out against the social welfare agency NAV on Wednesday, claiming that the agency unnecessarily and without reason demands insight into journals that are meant for GP eyes only.  GP Sjur Agdesten claimed he "felt pressured" to give out 11 medical records by a NAV representative in mid-August. In hindsight, he regretted that he had handed over the confidential documents.
Victim of ambulance neglect still in coma
[Norwaynews] [30.08.2007, 11:44pm, Thu. GMT]
A 37-year-old man who was badly injured in an Oslo park last week, and then denied ambulance transport to a local hospital, remained in a coma Tuesday. His case has sparked a huge debate on latent racism within Norwegian society. Ali Haji Mohamed Farah, a Somalian-Norwegian, initially was the victim of random aggravated assault in Oslo's Sofienberg Park last Monday afternoon. He'd been relaxing in the park with family and friends when someone playing football, also of African descent, allegedly assaulted him after a minor conflict.
Ali Farah was severely injured, and his condition may have worsened after ethnic Norwegian ambulance drivers arriving at the scene refused to take him to hospital. Witnesses say the ambulance personnel performed only a cursory examination, verbally abused him and left the scene, telling police to take the assault victim to a medical clinic instead.
Offshore accounts widespread
[Norwaynews] [30.08.2007, 11:06pm, Thu. GMT]
Investigators claim that Norwegian companies, and quite a few individual Norwegians, maintain secret bank accounts outside the country, much like the one that brought the political career of Oslo's mayor to an abrupt end this week. It's a form of corruption that officials have trouble cracking.  Both large and small Norwegian companies hide money that they don't report to Norwegian tax authorities in foreign bank accounts, say corruption investigators like Erling Grimstad, the former head of Norway's white collar crime unit Økokrim.
The money, he told newspaper Aftenposten on Friday, is most often stashed in bank accounts under fictional names. The accounts can be accessed by credit cards that often are used to pay for everything from travel and entertainment to shopping, while cash withdrawn from the accounts can cover more illicit activity like bribery and prostitution.
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