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More Than 450 Stranded Cruise Ship Passengers Airlifted Off the Coast of Norway

Some 17 people were hospitalized with injuries, police said
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Viking Sky: stricken cruise ship in rescue drama

Vessel broke down in rough seas off Norway with 1,300 passengers and crew on board, leading to evacuations by helicopterThe Norwegian cruise ship Viking Sky was limping to safety on Sunday morning amid a continuing dramatic rescue operation that saw hundreds of people winched off by helicopters as the powerless vessel was tossed on rough seas.The ship carrying 1,300 passengers and crew broke down off the Norwegian coast on Saturday. Video and photos from passengers showed chairs and other furnit...
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Cruise Ship Near Norway With Nearly 1,400 Passengers Is Being Evacuated

Dramatic videos and photos on Twitter showed the ship listing, furniture sliding from one side to the other and water rushing on board.
Tags: Ships and Shipping, Cruises, Rescues, Norway, Viking, Viking Sky, Evacuations and Evacuees


Viking Sky: hell ride as stricken cruise ship is tossed by rough seas – video

Video from a passenger on board the stranded Viking Sky off the Norwegian coast shows chairs and other furniture sliding dangerously across the floor. About 1,300 passengers were having to be rescued by helicopter after the ship lost power Continue reading...
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Race to evacuate stranded Viking Sky cruise ship in Norway

Helicopters rush to evacuate 1,300 passengers in treacherous conditions after vessel’s engine failureRescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship issued a mayday call as bad weather hit Saturday and engine problems cause...
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Hundreds evacuated from cruise ship off Norwegian coast

Viking Sky suffered engine failure with about 1,300 people on board off Norway’s west coastAbout 1,300 passengers and crew are being evacuated from a cruise ship which which suffered engine failure off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said.The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky had been drifting towards land and had sent out a mayday signal. Continue reading...
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Cruise Ship Off Norway Coast Planning to Evacuate Its 1,300 Passengers

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats have been sent to help
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Top 10 happiest countries in the world

Perhaps your idea of happiness is a pristine beach off the Caribbean, a glass of vintage red on the French Riviera or an unexpected hotel upgrade, but what about the happiness of a nation? The winner of this year’s World Happiness Report may come as a surprise to some. For the second time in a […] The post Top 10 happiest countries in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Featured, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Oceania, Regions, Sweden, Switzerland, Western Europe


AgileCraft’s Exit, $45M for Ojo Labs, Intel Grants & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Georgetown, TX-based AgileCraft was acquired by Australia-based Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM), the team collaboration and productivity software maker, for $166 million. AgileCraft makes planning software that helps executives build and manage how the company’s projects develop. It’s focused more on leaders in a business than engineering and IT staff, and it helps them map out product strategy, spot bottlenecks and risks, and get a feel for the...
Tags: National blog main, National top stories, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AgileCraft, AI, Artificial Intelligence, AT&T, Atlassian, ATX Seed Ventures, ATX Venture Partners, Austin, Australia, Brad Bentz, Canada


Predators’ History with College Free Agents

It’s the time of the year when the college hockey season is coming an end and that means several things when it comes to NHL teams. For collegiate players who have been drafted, it means they have the opportunity to sign with the team that drafted them, potentially joining that team for the remainder of the regular season. However, for college players who either haven’t been drafted or have been drafted but never signed and just completed their senior season, they become unrestricted free agents...
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Easter traditions around world

From Easter egg traditions to chocolate bunnies to family gatherings, Easter is a major holiday for Christians all over the world. But despite the common ground at the center of the celebrations — Jesus rising from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, death, and burial — not everyone around the world celebrates the holiday in the same way or with the same traditions. These seven unique Easter celebrations around the world will intrigue and maybe even inspire you to attend one. 1....
Tags: Travel, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland, Vatican, Jesus, Norway, Easter, Sicily, Bermuda, Semana Santa, Andalusia, All, CLEVELAND Ohio, Virgin Mary


Underwater restaurant in Norway

The exterior may look like a scene from a disaster movie, but the 111-foot-long building half-sunken in the North Sea is actually Europe’s first underwater restaurant. Located in the region of Lindesnes, on the southern tip of Norway on the North Sea, Under, which was designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, is a unique and incredibly innovative structure. Photo: Snøhetta Built with thick and rough concrete walls to withstand the harsh sea and weather conditions, the building is me...
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Under: Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Some 7,000 diners are already booked in [Author: Helen Coffey]
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Wave reviews: Under – Norway's new underwater restaurant

A semi-submerged restaurant in Lindesnes on the coast of southern Norway offers diners a sustainable menu and a window onto the seabed Continue reading...
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Scandic To Expand Two Norwegian Hotels

Scandic has made an agreement with property owner Eiendomsspar to renovate and expand Scandic Helsfyr in Oslo in conjunction with extending the lease agreement. Close to 200 new rooms will be added to the hotel, bringing the number of rooms from 253 to 450 and making Scandic Helsfyr the largest Scandic hotel in Norway. In addition to the new rooms, the conference facilities will be renovated and a new 300 m2 meeting space will be added. The expansion is expected to be completed during 202...
Tags: Travel, Norway, Oslo, Eiendomsspar, Scandic Helsfyr


From California to Oslo: foreign subsidies fuel Norway's e-car boom, for now

On the outskirts of Oslo, a row of Fiat 500es imported from California stand parked in the snow outside the Buddy Electric dealership, part of a global flow of pre-owned electric cars to Norway powered by green subsidies elsewhere in the world.
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‘De-tabooing’ of abortion- Women would like more support from health care community

Almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned. In 2017, 12 733 abortions were carried out in Norway. The number of live births the same year was 56 600.
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Immigrant women more likely to be overweight during pregnancy

A new study in the Journal of Public Health finds that women in Norway from immigrant backgrounds are more likely to be overweight during pregnancy.
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With Several Crystal Globes up for Grabs, Québec Should Offer Some Spicy Racing

Sweden’s Marcus Hellner leads Russia’s Andrey Larkov and others during the men’s 15 k freestyle pursuit at the 2017 World Cup Finals in Quebec City. Here are the basic rules for this week’s World Cup finals in Québec. It’s a three race series: a sprint, a classic mass start, and freestyle pursuit for the final stage.   We’ll get to the import of the World Cup points on offer in a moment and why they add some tension to the weekend. This much is clear: the final standings for the men’s and wo...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Quebec, Fis, Quebec City, Fischer, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Stina Nilsson, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Marcus Hellner


The Abandoned Spreepark Will Open Its Gates Once Again

photo: Tonkberlin / CC Berlin, are you ready for the Spreepark to finally (legally…) open its gates again?! You probably heard some stories of this abandoned amusement park in the Southeast of Berlin, but we got the real crazy sauce for you. So, why was it abandoned and how come no-one ever tore it down? And how can you get in there to see some of the crazy old rides of the park? Let’s start from the beginning. The Spreepark Berlin was an amusement park in the north of the Plänterwald in...
Tags: Fashion, Senate, Germany, Berlin, Stories, Peru, Norway, Witte, EUR, Spreepark, Plänterwald, Spreepark Berlin, Berlins Treptow Köpenick, Spreepark Gmbh Together, Norbert Witte, Joachim Spremberg


Celebrity daily edit: Prince Haakon's action-packed day out, Emma Willis' romantic post - video

In today's Daily Edit we head over to Norway to see Prince Haakon in action man mode -...
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Are bioenergy facilities the solution to the growing garbage problem?

Have you ever heard of bioenergy? Or, have you ever wondered where your garbage goes once you throw it out? For many people — especially Americans — once their trash leaves the house, there is no more thought about where it goes or what happens to it. As soon as a sanitation worker picks up your garbage, there is no reason to think about the serious problems that massive amounts of waste can cause. Every year, Americans discard about 250 million tons of resources, making them the largest genera...
Tags: Verizon, Design, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Oslo, Veena Sahajwalla, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Bremmer, Peekskill New York, Energy Central, Gayle Sloan, Jane Bremmer, Robin Chapple, Sahajwalla


Wednesday Workout: The Pressure is Off Approach to Your First World Cup

Gus Schumacher during the 1.6 k classic sprint qualifier at Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: Doug Stephen) At eighteen-years-old, Gus Schumacher remains composed in what is a pressure cooker of endurance sport. There he was last week on his home tracks of Kincaid Park in Anchorage, AK., claiming four first place medals and providing locals a deep-well of pride. If in fact this young man is stressed before or during a race, it’d be hard to notice. And maybe part of that...
Tags: Europe, Resources, Sport, Alaska, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Workouts, Quebec City, Anchorage, Schumacher, Anchorage AK, Kincaid Park, Lahti Finland, Wednesday Workout, Doug Stephen


Opera’s VPN returns to its Android browser

Opera had a couple of tumultuous years behind it, but it looks like the Norwegian browser maker (now in the hands of a Chinese consortium) is finding its stride again and refocusing its efforts on its flagship mobile and desktop browsers. Before the sale, Opera offered a useful stand-alone and built-in VPN service. Somehow, the built-in VPN stopped working after the acquisition. My understanding is that this had something to do with the company being split into multiple parts, with the VPN se...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Privacy, Tech, Barcelona, Vpn, Norway, Opera, Online Privacy, Online Security, MWC, Wallman, America Asia, Virtual Private Networks


Going 'Under': Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Situated on the southern tip of Norway, the restaurant looks like a large concrete tube partly submerged in the North Sea. It was designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snoehetta, which also created the Opera house in Oslo and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. "The fascination is just this movement from above water to underwater through the building ... The big window exposes the underwater not like an aquarium, it's the real thing," Snoehetta's founder Kjetil Traedal Tho...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Norway, North Sea, Oslo, Memorial Museum, Snoehetta, Kjetil Traedal Thorsen


Aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro shut down by ransomware

Norsk Hydro, one of the largest global aluminum manufacturers, has confirmed its operations have been disrupted by a ransomware attack. The Oslo, Norway-based company said in a brief statement that the attack, which began early Tuesday, has impacted “most business areas,” forcing the aluminum maker to switch to manual operations. “Hydro is working to contain and neutralize the attack, but does not yet know the full extent of the situation,” the company said in a statement posted to Facebook. It’...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Qatar, Brazil, Norway, Justice Department, Reuters, Paris France, Beaumont, Oslo Norway, Altran, Hydro, Kevin Beaumont, Norsk Hydro, National Security Authority, Terje PEDERSEN


Solo Female Travel in England, Scotland, and Wales — A UK Guide

I have spent a LOT of time traveling alone in England, Scotland, and Wales. Much more than I originally intended. I went to Europe without a plan, ended up living for months at a time in two different cities in England, and used them as a base to explore the country. I never thought the UK would become one of my most extensively traveled countries. At the time, I was more interested in warmer, sexier, more exotic travel destinations — the UK seemed so boring compared to Thailand or Italy or Sou...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, London, Featured, Wales, Scotland, US, Blog, Barcelona, Aberdeen, Thailand, Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Liverpool


Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled

Norway the power and metals wrangler could have seen this one coming Norwegian power and metals giant Norsk Hydro is battling an extensive ransomware outbreak on its computers.…
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For the first time, mathematics' most prestigious prize has been awarded to a woman, Karen Uhlenbeck

The Abel Prize is awarded by the King of Norway to mathematicians who have greatly influenced their field, and includes a cash award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (about $700,000). The first prize was awarded in 2003.
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