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A Norwegian in Hayward: Niklas Dyrhaug Wins The American Birkie (With Audio Interview)

The men’s 5o k skate podium at the 2020 American Birkebeiner:(l to r) American Ian Torchia second, Norway’s Niklas Dyrhaug first, and France’s Robin Duvillard third. (Photo: ©2020 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation) Several inches of new snow five days out, a cold-snap that sent temperatures in Hayward plummeting to -24 degrees Fahrenheit two nights before the race, and a bluebird day with temperatures in the high teens at the start, climbing to mid-30s in the early afternoon. Firm tracks, pe...
Tags: Minnesota, Interviews, France, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Community, Marathons, Norway, Hayward, Trondheim, International Bridge, Birkie, Holmenkollen, Continental Cup, Niklas Dyrhaug


20 Countries Report First Cases of Coronavirus This Week As Infections Skyrocket

Twenty countries have reported their first cases of the new coronavirus this week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to over 82,000 in 50 countries since the outbreak began in December. At least 2,800 people have died worldwide.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Greece, Georgia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Italy, Oman, Finland, Croatia, Who, World Health Organization, Norway, Pandemics, Outbreaks


Norway’s Vow to provide Czech Republic’s Unipetrol with pyrolysis testing unit

In Norway, Vow ASA, through its subsidiary ETIA, has been awarded a contract to provide a pyrolysis testing unit for processing of waste plastics and polymers for Unipetrol in the Czech Republic. Unipetrol is a part of PKN ORLEN group, a leading player in the fuels and energy markets. Unipetrol is the largest refining and petrochemical group in the Czech Republic with distribution throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Unipetrol will develop an application for plastic waste to fuel based on the...
Tags: Czech Republic, Norway, Asa, Producer News, Pkn Orlen, Unipetrol, Vow ASA, ETIA, Czech Republic Unipetrol, Eastern Europe Unipetrol


In developed nations, satisfaction with democracy is at a 25-year low

Dissatisfaction with democracy in developed nations is at a record high. Since 1995, the University of Cambridge's Centre for the Future of Democracy has gauged people's views on democracy. Their , spanning 154 nations, reveals some of the highest levels of discontent since records began. Dissatisfaction with democracy is at its highest since records began. United States and Brazil show the highest levels of dissatisfaction. Small, high-income nations eg. Luxembourg,...
Tags: Politics, Australia, Democracy, Government, Spain, Society, History, Davos, United States, United Kingdom, Capitalism, Innovation, Brazil, Denmark, Norway, University of Cambridge


What Are The Top Challenges Facing Digital News Publications In 2020?

The decline of the printed press is nothing new. I mean, hello, it’s 2020. Are you going to buy a newspaper from your local newsagent or are you going to pick up your phone and scroll through Facebook/find out what’s trending on Twitter? If you’re under the age of 30, I guarantee it’s the latter. In fact, I’d bet my pet Chihuahua on it… …Cue a shameless excuse to include a photo of my pet Chihuahua Boris – cute, isn’t he? Anyway, back to the matter at hand. As a former Journalism student, lesso...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Sweden, Washington Post, Seo, Sem, Snapchat, Netflix, Daily Mail, NHS, Ofcom, Norway, University of Oxford, Times


Sweden’s SVT Orders Crime Drama ‘Blackwater’ From ‘The Killing’ Producer Piv Bernth

Swedish broadcaster SVT has ordered a six-part TV adaptation of Kerstin Ekman’s crime novel “Blackwater” from Piv Bernth’s Apple Tree Productions. The series will be coproduced with ARD Degeto in Germany, and Filmpool Nord, and distributed internationally by ITV Studios. It has pre-sold to DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, YLE in Finland, and RUV […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Germany, Global, Itv, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Blackwater, NRK, YLE, Piv Bernth, ARD Degeto, Apple Tree Productions, Kerstin Ekman, Filmpool Nord


Reading FC flop's globetrotting career continues with move to Norway

Former Royals loanee Jordon Mutch has a new club [Author: [email protected] (Jonathan Low)]
Tags: Transfer News, Norway, Jordon Mutch, Jonathan Low, Former Royals


Is Bernie Sanders a deep cover Communist revolutionary? Uh, no.

Bernie Sanders has a problem. On a few occasions he has given qualified praise to dastardly Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Cuba, thus proving his sympathy with the Red menace. So says both the army of Never Trump conservatives (numbering in my count at maybe two dozen, every one of which has a newspaper column somewhere), and various Democratic elites, including some of Sanders' presidential opponents.But this is just the latest flailing attempt of a political establishment desper...
Tags: News, India, Narendra Modi, America, Bloomberg, Harvard, United States, Social Security, Moscow, Muslim, Medicare, Anderson Cooper, Norway, Ussr, Cuba, Castro


Holland’s Big Blue Boards Norwegian NRK Sci-fi Series ‘Dome 16’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Dome 16,” a futuristic sci-fi climate drama from creator Thomas Seeber Torjussen and Norway’s Tordenfilm, has a new co-producer in Fleur Winters from Dutch production house Big Blue. It’s the second time the companies have joined forces, previously co-producing NRK’s popular teenage series “ZombieLars.” In addition to creating the series, International Emmy nominee Seeber Torjussen […]
Tags: News, Holland, Norway, Big Blue, NRK, Dome 16, Thomas Seeber Torjussen, Fleur Winters


What we talk about when we don't talk about our salaries

Back in November, I shared a piece about the "Real Media Salaries Spreadsheet" that was started by one of my colleagues and publicized the incomes of more than a thousand people working in media. Now the New York Times has published a great new piece about this movement, on the breakdown of the taboos around pay transparency: Open discussions of pay lay bare some of the basic contradictions that govern so many workplaces, which claim to embrace their workers like family while insisting, all the ...
Tags: Post, News, New York Times, Income Inequality, Income, Norway, Salary, Equal Pay, Wealth Disparity, Susan Dominus, Pay Transparency, Real Media Salaries Spreadsheet, Perez Truglia, Salary Sharing Taboo, Evan Jackson Flickr CC


The Devon Kershaw Show: Stage 6 Ski Tour 2020 — Waxing for Hell or High Water

Stage 6 of the Ski Tour 2020 was, by any stretch of the imagination, a steamroller for Norway. A clean sweep on the men’s and women’s podium. On the men’s side, that’s not exactly what we expected. Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov looked like a sure thing for the overall win. A 30 k classic for the 23-year-old, I mean who would have predicted anything different? The weather was all over the place. As Devon has said several times, the weather in Trøndelag can be a mix of everything unpleasant. And t...
Tags: Podcasts, Russia, Sport, Skiing, Devon, Norway, Multimedia, Trøndelag, Hans Christer Holund, Devon Kershaw, Trondheim Norway, Alexander Bolshunov, Pal Golberg, The Devon Kershaw Show, Stage 6 Ski Tour 2020, Therese Joahug


Experience The Fjords And Mountain Ranges Across Norway In A Birdbox

Among the fjords and mountain ranges of Norway’s great wilderness, design studio Livit introduces Birdbox — creating a unique atmosphere of calmness and freedom for travelers. More: Livit, Facebook, Instagram h/t: desingboom With a minimalist design and small footprint, Birdbox brings its occupants close to nature both physically and experientially, offering comfort and framed views across the... Source
Tags: Design, Norway, Birdbox, Livit, Livit Facebook Instagram


Hovland sinks long putt for first PGA Tour victory

Viktor Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he rammed home a 25-foot birdie at the final hole for a one-shot triumph at the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday. Hovland, who won the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship and was making just his 17th start on the Tour, reacted with glee when his putt crashed into the back of the cup at considerable speed and dropped in at Coco Beach in Rio Grande. "To win the first tournament from Norway is really special.
Tags: News, Golf, Pga Tour, Norway, Rio Grande, Hovland, Coco Beach, Viktor Hovland


WATCH: Norwegian announcers go crazy after Viktor Hovland's walk-off putt

Let the celebration begin in Oslo! Viktor Hovland canned a 30-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole Sunday at the Puerto Rico Open to capture his first career PGA Tour victory. More importantly, though, Hovland's win made history in his home country, as the 22-year-old became Norway's first Tour winner.
Tags: News, Golf, Norway, Oslo, Hovland, Viktor Hovland


All Norway: Pål Golberg takes the Ski Tour Overall as Bolshunov Stymied by Tricky Conditions

Yellow bibbed as the overall leader of the World Cup, out first on Sunday’s 30 k classic pursuit in Trondheim, and Norway’s Pål Golberg starting 34 seconds back: this was the situation Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov found himself in as he pulsed from the start. Thrown into this mix of tension was a helter-skelter mish-mash of weather. On and off again snow, blustery winds, and temps hovering right near that wax tech’s no man’s land of 0 °C. We are not used to seeing Bolshunov falter. He has bee...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Kruger, Trondheim, Iversen, Falun Sweden, Federico Pellegrino, Simi Hamilton, Niskanen


Johaug Crushes Stage 6 for Ski Tour Overall Win; Diggins Leads U.S. in Sixth (Updated)

Therese Johaug, untouchable during Stage 6 of the Ski Tour 2020. (Photo: NordicFocus) We’ll start with the weather: think all over the place. A moving target for meteorologist with moisture spitting from the skies, and air masses swirling this way and that making the trees sway like a mamba line along the course. A wax tech’s nightmare scenario? Yes. It certainly trended in that direction.   By all measures, this was Therese Johaug’s, Norway’s latest version of a cross-country skiing record-...
Tags: News, Sweden, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Brennan, Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell, Caitlin Patterson, Rosie Brennan, Lahti Finland


"Miracle" Movie Jersey Collection

Released in 2004, "Miracle" chronicles the story of Herb Brooks and the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team from Brooks' hiring to his formation of his squad followed by his rigorous training methods and efforts to instill in his players an unfamiliar style of play in an effort to combat the dominant team from the Soviet Union, a team made up of battle hardened veterans who had already proven capable of defeating the best the National Hockey League had to offer just one year earlier and who t...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, US, Sport, United States, Italy, Finland, Romania, Norway, Hockey, Baker, National Hockey League, Craig, Kurt Russell, Soviet Union, East Germany


Dyrhaug Outlasts Pack in Sub-2-Hour Birkie; Yeaton Shatters Women’s Record

The fever unleashed: start of the men’s elite 50 k skate wave at the 46th Annual American Birkebeiner. (Photo: ©2020 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation) Several course records were shattered on Saturday in a largely faster-than-ever 46th annual American Birkebeiner, with temperatures steadily rising from the 20s at the start into the 30s by the finish of the point to point race from Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin. Eight men broke the two-hour mark in the Birkie’s 50-kilometer skate race, half of ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Colorado, Australia, Montana, France, Sport, Racing, Idaho, Skiing, Italy, Wisconsin, Finland, Marathons, Norway, Holmes


Can these giant dams keep Europe from drowning?

The Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED) would cut off the North and Baltic Seas from the Atlantic Ocean.It would save 15 countries, and up to 55 million people, from sea level rise—but at a cost.The idea is a warning more than a plan: NEED will be necessary if we don't stop global warming now. Unprecedented scale Climate change is real, and it's bad. It's also gradual and impersonal. That's why it's both tempting and easy to stick your head in the sand. Do that long enough, though, and you'...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, France, Germany, Environment, Oceans, Netherlands, Innovation, Anthropocene, Norway, Map, Rivers, North Sea


Stage 5 Ski Tour 2020: Championship Style Classic Sprinting

A full-on championship course in Trondheim, Norway where the World Championships will go down in the mid-2020s. That’s a long way off. This much was true: the venue, like this tour, has been kind to Norway. Maiken Caspersen Falla and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo pleased the home fans. And yes, with all the fans, it seems this might be a venue to revisit in the near future. One more day, a Stage 6 15 k/ 30 k classic pursuit to go.     The post Stage 5 Ski Tour 2020: Championship Style Classic Spri...
Tags: Podcasts, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Multimedia, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Trondheim Norway, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, 1.5 K Classic Sprint, The Devon Kershaw Show, SkiTour 2020


Falla Steps up For the Trondheim Win; Five U.S. Skiers in the Heats

The day began in Trondheim with a centimeter of snow, which then transitioned to big blue skies for the thousands of fans attending the fifth stage of the Ski Tour 2020, a 1.5 k classic sprint.  The Norwegians can throw a cross-country race party. The scene, despite the different setting, was reminiscent of the festive cowbell and camp-out sideshow of Holmenkollen’s Frognerseteren . It’s not quite the Yankee stadium of cross-country skiing, but a sign that in the hot-beds of the sport, fans...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Fis, Jones, Yankee, Kern, Caldwell, Brennan, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell, Caitlin Patterson


Bolshunov Goes Down; Klæbo on Form to Capture Tour Sprint Win

Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo crossing the line first for the last time of the day on Saturday to win the men’s 1.5 k classic sprint final, Stage 5 of the Ski Tour 2020, ahead of his teammate Pål Golberg, in his hometown of Trondheim, Norway. (Photo: NordicFocus) Takeaways from Stage 5 (of 6) of the Ski Tour 2020? Alexander Bolshunov no longer has his minute-plus cushion to Pål Golberg in the overall, and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is rounding into G.O.A.T. (Greatest-Of-All-Time) form. The 23-yea...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Time, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Hanneman, Kruger, Pellegrino


1980 United States National Team Mike Eruzione Jersey

On this date in 1980, the United States Olympic Hockey Team, led by legendary coach Herb Brooks and captained by Mike Eruzione, shocked the world with their stunning 4-3 victory over the Soviet Union. Eruzione was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts in 1954 and graduated from Winthrop Senior High School in 1972, where he was captain of the hockey team his senior year. Following high school, Eruzione attended Berwick Academy for a year before joining the hockey program at Boston ...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Minnesota, Abc, Massachusetts, US, Sport, United States, Finland, Romania, Norway, Christian, Salt Lake City, Hockey, Johnson, Craig


Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [02.22.20]

Happy, happy, happy weekend!   Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories this week 100% guaranteed to make you smile a mile wide & believe like crazy in a Good God redeeming everything — and that there’s love everywhere & for ((you))!  Serving up only the Good Stuff for you & your people right here: Rafał Kaniszewski / rafalkani.photo Rafał Kaniszewski / rafalkani.photo Rafał Kaniszewski / rafalkani.photo  some days we just need to open our eyes ...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Norway, Christ, Grace, Auschwitz, Danny Gokey, Link Wanderings, Rafał Kaniszewski


toni morrison on good and evil in literature

Graphic viaStudents Exploring Inequality in Canada For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by stories of forgiveness and redemption. I believe endlessly in the human capacity for redemption, and that belief that has only been strengthened as I've seen more of the world.The stories that interest me the most are when people who suffer loss do not seek vengeance.I first came upon this idea in the book Dead Man Walking, the 1994 book by Sister Helen Prejean. Prejean is foundatio...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, China, Iraq, US, Canada, Aclu, New York Times, Death Penalty, Norway, Toni Morrison, September 11, Morrison, Harvard Divinity School, What I'm Reading, North Korea Iran


Cabins designed to help you feel at one with nature: Part 2

When it comes to holiday getaways, everyone loves the idea of lounging about in a nice cabin surrounded by nature at its best. Whether it’s in the middle of a forest, by the sea or on a snowy mountaintop, one can never say no to cabin vacations! Architects and designers have been innovating the basic concept of a cabin itself, creating luxurious and cozy holiday destinations. So, we’ve curated a collection of comfortable cabins that will help you reconnect with nature and yourself!The Resort Man...
Tags: Design, Tesla, Architecture, Mexico City, New Zealand, Poland, Norway, Volvo, Cabins, Neste, Helsinki, Doug Aitken, Gstaad Switzerland, Vallisaari, Nolla, YD Design Storm


Hovland fires 66 to join four-way tie for Puerto Rico Open lead

Norway's Viktor Hovland fired an eagle and five birdies in a six-under par 66 on Friday to join a four-way tie for the lead in the US PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open. The US tour rookie who played college golf at Ohio State University kick-started his round at Coco Beach in Rio Grande with an eagle at the second hole, and bounced back from his lone bogey of the day at 15 with a birdie at 17 that was enough for a share of the lead on 10-under par 134. He was tied with Argentina's Emiliano Gri...
Tags: News, US, Golf, Argentina, Norway, Ohio State University, Rio Grande, Emiliano Grillo, Hovland, Coco Beach, Viktor Hovland, Josh Teater


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


The Devon Kershaw Show — Stage 4 Ski Tour 2020: Lung Busting Across the Norwegian Countryside

The race ended where it began: Stage 4 of the Ski Tour 2020. In between, it was 34 k mass start skate bliss through the Norwegian countryside for those watching from home. For those racing on course, it was not such a comfortable vibe. Pain cave anybody? Pack skiing Norway style. (Photo: NordicFocus) We discuss the unstoppable Johaug and an Alexander Bolshunov who sent it … and stuck it, as he made a one-skier-show of the front of the race. We also start the show discussing the furniture re-m...
Tags: Podcasts, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Multimedia, Riley, Devon Kershaw, Johaug, Alexander Bolshunov, The Devon Kershaw Show


‘Beforeigners’ Trailer: What Happens When Vikings and Citizens from the Stone Age Suddenly Appear in Modern Day Society?

If you find yourself getting bored by the TV shows you’re watching, here’s one with a fascinating twist that seems worth checking out. It’s called Beforeigners, and it’s a show that imagines a scenario in which people from the Viking era, the Stone Age, and the late 1800s suddenly flash into existence in modern day Norway with no explanation. Watch the trailer below. Beforeigners Trailer The six-part series hails from Eilif Skodvin and Anne Bjørnstad, the creators of Lillyhammer, which w...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Fox, Netflix, United States, Norway, Vikings, Oslo Norway, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, TV Trailer, Anne Bjørnstad