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Clean Feat: Indoor-Outdoor Doormats Made from Recycled Plastic

One of the first details visitors encounter in your house, the doormat is an object worth considering. How welcoming—and environmentally friendly—is yours? Admired in our recent tour of the Mjölk Shepherd’s Hut: a mat that looks like a raked Zen garden. Made by Heymat of Oslo, Norway, it’s one of a line of indoor-outdoor designs composed of 50-to-100 percent recycled plastic. They’re also made to last: “the quality is the equivalent of an industrial mat with high absorption capacity,” notes Heym...
Tags: Books, Austin, Maine, Norway, Oslo Norway, Lyn, Mjolk, Minka, Nannie Inez, Doormats, Heymat, Colombia Made

Indoor-Outdoor Doormats Made from Recycled Plastic

The doormat is one of the first details visitors encounter in your house. How welcoming—and environmentally friendly—is yours? Admired in our recent tour of the Mjölk Shepherd’s Hut: a mat that looks like a raked Zen garden. Made by Heymat of Oslo, Norway, it’s one of a line of indoor-outdoor designs composed of 50-to-100 percent recycled plastic. They’re also made to last: “the quality is the equivalent of an industrial mat with high absorption capacity,” notes Heymat. Here are some of our favo...
Tags: Books, Austin, Maine, Norway, Oslo Norway, Lyn, Mjolk, Minka, Nannie Inez, Doormats, Heymat, Colombia Made

Picasso Mural Torn From Building After Years of Dispute

To the outrage of preservationists and art-world figures, the work was removed into storage on Thursday from the side of government offices facing demolition in Oslo.
Tags: Art, News, Demolition, Picasso, Pablo, Breivik, Oslo (Norway, Anders Behring, Nesjar, Carl (1920- 2015

A Conversation with Ben Popp of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation

Start of the men’s elite 50 k skate wave at the 46th Annual American Birkebeiner. (Photo: ©2020 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation) Last week, FasterSkier connected with Ben Popp, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) based in Hayward, Wisconsin. It’s mid-July and needless to say, some of our readers are already thinking about the 2021 Birkie. Amongst the topics we discussed were the possible modifications for that marquee race and how the organization is prepar...
Tags: New York, General, News, Sweden, Minneapolis, Australia, Oregon, Boston, Milwaukee, US, Sport, Chicago, Skiing, New Zealand, Boston Marathon, Community

Discussing the Building Blocks with Canadian National Team Coach Erik Bråten

Erik Bråten (center) talking technique with athletes at Frozen Thunder 2019. (Photo: Nordiq Canada) At twenty-seven-years-old, Canadian National Team coach Erik Bråten brings youthful energy and a spirit that fosters independence amongst his athletes. Originally from Oslo, Norway, and new to the Canadian system in November 2018, Bråten has the dual task of shepherding a crop of young Canadian talent and assisting veteran athletes like Dahira Beatty and Katherine Stweart-Jones to achieving consi...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Norway, North America, Alberta, Coaching, Oslo Norway, Building Blocks, Devon Kershaw, Erik Bråten, Bråten

In Norway, Gymgoers Avoid Infections as Virus Recedes

In an unusual experiment, researchers found no coronavirus infections among thousands of people allowed to return to their gyms.
Tags: News, Exercise, Norway, Infections, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Oslo (Norway, Health Clubs, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns

Sweden Tries Out a New Status: Pariah State

Fearing the country’s lax approach to combating the coronavirus, Sweden’s Scandinavian neighbors have all closed their borders to Swedes.
Tags: News, Sweden, Travel Warnings, Immigration and Emigration, Stockholm (Sweden, Copenhagen (Denmark, Oslo (Norway, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Pariah State

Things to do – online – in the LA area, May 28-June 4

  “Find Love Online,” a Best Friends Animal Society Virtual Super Adoption, May 27-31. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society)   Have fun discovering new entertainments online, May 28-June 4.   EVENTS   Find Love Online – Best Friends Virtual Super Adoption: Search for a pet by using your zip code, May 27-31. Register online. Participating Los Angeles-area groups here. For the event, For Best Friends, Stronger Than You Think: A three-day, na...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Arthur Conan Doyle, Venice, Jordin Sparks, Ucla, Eastern Europe, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, National Alliance, Neil Simon

AVIA Produksjon: Oslo in coronavirus lockdown | March 2020, Oslo, Norway

It is more quiet than usual in the streets of Norway due to the lockdown. To thank all the people who are staying home, and inspire more people to do the same, we have been out in the streets of Oslo to document the results of the ongoing work to stop the coronavirus, COVID-19. Thank you for staying home, thank you for contributing. Video of Oslo in coronavirus lockdown | March 2020, Oslo, No...
Tags: Advertising, Norway, Oslo, Oslo Norway, Avia

The Latest: European Union science official resigns

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New York City records more deaths from virus than 9-11.—Trump criticizes World Health Organization for virus response.—France reaches 10,000 coronavirus deaths.—U.N. estimates loss of 195 millon full-time jobs in 2nd quarter.___BRUSSELS — The chief of th...
Tags: New York, News, NYC, Washington, France, White House, China, Germany, Russia, New York City, US, Atlanta, Georgia, Eu, European Union, World

Urine survey reveals Europe’s favorite drugs

A large-scale survey of wastewater across Europe shows which illicit drugs are popular.The use of four main drugs was up across the board last year, but regional variation persists.Cocaine is popular in the west and south, meth in the east and north. How to trace illicit drug use Europe's drug capitals? Antwerp for cocaine use, Stockholm for amphetamines. Prague tops the list for crystal meth, Amsterdam for ecstasy. So says a study by the EU's official drug monitory body, analysing sewage samp...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Sweden, Meth, Germany, Water, Eu, Spain, Cyprus, Public Health, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Prague, Amsterdam, Innovation

Toddler hockey player is crushing it on the ice

Mio Halvorsen is only 2 years old and is already displaying a passion for hockey in his hometown of Oslo, Norway.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Oslo Norway, Mio Halvorsen

List of sports events affected by the new coronavirus

ARCHERYISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed.World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 cancelled.ATHLETICSWorld indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.World half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on March 29 postponed to Oct. 17.Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed.Tokyo Mara...

Sans Fans, Sweden’s Karlsson Takes Johaug at the Holmenkollen Line

A quieter and more serene Holmenkollen stadium area with fans banned from much of the course. (Photo: NOrdicFocus) Racing the Holmenkollen without spectators is a bit like not getting a white Christmas. It does not change the end result, here racing a 30-kilometer mass start classic race on the famed tracks above Oslo, Norway. But the experience loses some of the magic. Race organizers announced Thursday that spectators would not be allowed to attend the race due to the increased risk of s...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Patterson, Fis, Andersson, Oslo Norway, Karlsson, Caitlin Patterson, Holmenkollen, Kaitlynn Miller, Becca Rorabaugh, Charlotte Kalla, Holmenkollen 30 K Classic

Cheap flights in March

Baseball, once America’s national pastime, is now a sport much of America gets excited about because it involves day drinking on a Sunday. Regardless of your reasons, if you’ve got even a modicum of excitement for baseball season, now might be the time to plan a trip to some of MLB’s great ballparks. Not just because they have more character than any other venue in sports but also because there are gonna be some crazy cheap airfares next month to top baseball cities. How do we know? Because o...
Tags: Travel, Shutterstock, New York, Washington, Boston, US, America, Mlb, Oakland, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Cheap Flights, Houston Astros, Stockholm, Washington Nationals, Skyscanner

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

‘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

Amie & Kieran’s Spectacular Scandinavian Honeymoon

We flew out for our honeymoon at the end of July. Our first stop was Singapore to visit friends of ours. After four days, we flew to London and once again got to visit amazing friends. We stayed in London for a week before flying to the Netherlands. We explored Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht for a week and then travelled to Copenhagen for four days. After Copenhagen, we flew to Oslo Norway and hired a van to travel from the south to north, finishing in Tromsø inside the arctic circle. Continu...
Tags: London, Singapore, Wedding, Copenhagen, Utrecht, Oslo Norway, Tromsø, Amie, Kieran, Honeymoons, Amsterdam Rotterdam, Real Honeymoons, Amie Kieran

‘The Scream’ Is Fading. New Research Reveals Why.

The art world is increasingly turning to scientific analysis of pigments to find out how time has changed some famous paintings.
Tags: Art, News, Color, Research, Museums, Mass, Van Gogh, Munch, Vincent, Munch Museum, Laboratories and Scientific Equipment, Oslo (Norway, Jennifer L, Edvard, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, The Scream

6 quotes: Martin Luther King Jr.

6 quotes: Martin Luther King Jr. Americans celebrate the third Monday of every January in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. However, his message of human dignity and racial equality inspired people worldwide, whether he delivered his sermons in Atlanta or Oslo. Below are six quotations that reflect his deepest beliefs and philosophy: On the source of human dignity: Deeply etched in the fiber of our religious tradition is the conviction that men are m...
Tags: Washington, Religion, Atlanta, Harvard, Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr, Oslo, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, Birmingham Alabama, Detroit Michigan, Oslo Norway, Malthus, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Ben Johnson Martin Luther King Jr, Kirtley Mather, The Quest for Peace and Justice

Women’s March 2020 kicks off what figures to be a heated election season

The chants, signs and energy were on par with the past three years, even if the crowds for Women’s March 2020, held Saturday, Jan. 18, didn’t match the turnout of previous Southern California events. Still, for many organizers and participants, size wasn’t the point. In their view, the fourth annual Women’s March — in which the rallies in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties were just part of an international event that included more than 250 gathering points in communities...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Gop, Local News, Orange County, Donald Trump, Southern California, Trump, San Bernardino, Porter, Riverside

Hochfilzen IBU World Cup Wrap Up: Canada Shines in Relays

Canada’s Emma Lunder, Sarah Beaudry, Nadia Moser, and Megan Bankes (l-r) after placing fifth at the IBU World Cup biathlon 4 x 6 k relay in Hochfilzen (AUT). (Photo: NordicFocus) On Saturday and Sunday, racing continued on the IBU World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria. Some story lines remained familiar, some reflect the national diversity of the biathlon circuit and that on any given day, a historically non-dominant team can excel.  Saturday featured a women’s 4 x 6-kilometer relay and t...
Tags: Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Switzerland, Norway, Oslo Norway, Leif Nordgren, Sean Doherty, Biathlon, Biathlon Canada, Megan Bankes

How to Ring In the New Year in Scandinavia

New Year’s Eve is a great time to spend in the Nordic countries or Scandinavian peninsula, offering visitors a lot of entertainment including parties, fireworks, and even more celebrations. You can spend your New Year’s Eve at a large, outdoor celebration or staying warm in a cosy restaurant or hip indie bar. Or if you make friends with some locals, you might even be able to spend your New Year as a guest in their home with a feast of food, plenty of drinks and entertainment waiting for midnight...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Amalienborg, Copenhagen Denmark, Stockholm Sweden, Helsinki Finland, Reykjavik Iceland

The One Club Announces 28 Global Winners For Young Guns 17

The One Club for Creativity , the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the 28 winners hailing from 18 countries for the prestigious   Young Guns 17   competition, celebrating creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives.  Submissions were re...
Tags: Hong Kong, Shutterstock, New York, New York City, Advertising, Barcelona, Art and design, Trinidad And Tobago, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Brooklyn NY USA, New York NY USA, Copenhagen Denmark, Berlin Germany, Stockholm Sweden, Sao Paulo Brazil, London UK

Kikkan Randall Joins the Sub Three Hour Marathon Club One Year Post Chemotherapy

Statistically speaking, only 2% of people who enter a marathon will finish under three hours . The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon was a bit above average, with nearly 3% (1,563 of  53,508 runners) breaking the elusive three hour barrier. Yesterday, four familiar cross country skiers joined the speedy club of athletes who have achieved this result.  Brian Gregg was first across the line, stopping the clock at 2:44:30 (6:17 per mile average). Next came a trio of Kikkan Randall, Liz Stephen,...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Interviews, China, New York City, Sport, Cruise, Skiing, Community, Vancouver, Park City, Seattle, Ioc, Vermont, Randall, Stephen

Whicker: Adama Diomande’s return helps LAFC outlast nemesis Galaxy

LOS ANGELES — Adama Diomande was on the sideline, stretching, getting ready to change a game that had already changed drastically. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had just dribbled a goal through Tyler Miller. The Galaxy had just tied LAFC 2-2 early in the second half of their MLS Western Conference semifinal. It was done with urgency, as if the Galaxy knew who was coming in, and what he would be bringing. Either way, two goals weren’t enough. “I was ticked,” Diomande said, approximately. “But I had a lot of...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Nba, Mls, Stabaek, Ivory Coast, Carlos Vela, Lee Nguyen, Vela, Lafc, Bradley, ROSSI

Police fire shots to stop armed man driving stolen ambulance in Oslo

An armed man who stole an ambulance and hit several people was arrested Tuesday in Oslo, Norway, local police said.
Tags: Europe, News, Oslo, Oslo Norway

Kitchen of the Week: At Home with a Couple Who Design Kitchens of Sustainable Bamboo

When you design and produce kitchens for a living, you get to use your own quarters as a testing ground. Kine Ask Stenersen and Kristoffer Eng are the couple behind Ask og Eng, the Oslo, Norway-based workshop known for it artful Ikea hacks: they specializing in making bamboo fronts for Ikea kitchen cabinets. The duo have also begun to create their own fully custom kitchens. After living with one of their very first Ikea upgrades, they recently decided to replace it with a bespoke design that sho...
Tags: Books, London, Ikea, Bamboo, Provence, Oslo, Sustainable Design, Osmo, Kitchens, Oslo Norway, Lyon France, Scandinavian, Yorkshire England, Drammen, Neff, Drammen Norway

Just 4 Days Left To Submit To Showcase At SXSW

Time is running out if you want to perform at an official SXSW 2020 showcase. The deadline to submit to showcase at SXSW Music is this Friday, October 26th. "SXSW Showcasing Artists benefit from career-changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year." SXSW 2020 will be held March 16 – 22, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Get more details and you can apply to showcase here.  First SXSW 2020 Showcase Artists Announced ...
Tags: Music, UK, England, Sweden, Taiwan, Austin, Amsterdam, Finland, Tokyo, Norway, Houston, Copenhagen, Murcia, Sxsw, Music Business, Live & Touring

1 Week Left To Submit To Play SXSW Music 2020, First Showcase Bands Announced [Full List]

If you want to perform at an official SXSW showcase, your time is running out. The deadline to submit to showcase at SXSW Music 2020 is next Friday, October 26th. "SXSW Showcasing Artists benefit from career-changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year." SXSW 2020 will be held March 16 – 22, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Get more details and apply to showcase here.  Initial SXSW 2020 Showcases Announced The fir...
Tags: Music, UK, England, Sweden, Atlanta, Taiwan, Austin, Amsterdam, Finland, Tokyo, Norway, Melbourne, Houston, Copenhagen, Murcia, Sxsw