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  • News from Norway in English

    There are a number of sources of news from Norway on the web, but not one on CVF.
    Well, until now that is.

    Here is the first contribution: http://www.thelocal.no/20140228/finnmark

  • #2
    I don't know whether it is brunost or gjetost that I once had in Norway, but I love it. Yes, it has a sweetness, but also a sharp tang that remains on the tongue long after. I rarely find it here but did see some on a market stall in Bury St. Edmunds 2 years ago. Needless to say I bought a large amount to last me. Also, we had a good cheese stall in our weekly Bunga.y market for a very short time and he used to have this delicious brown cheese just now and again. But he didn't stay long - not enough custom. It was definitely goat's cheese, but from Google it seems it can be either goat, cow or a mix of both.
    The article has reminded me, so now I must scour the big Norwich market and see if they have it on the excellent cheese stall there.
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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    • ombugge
      ombugge commented
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      How an article about a S*x Shop in the high North and on the Russian border could remain you of Brunost is beyond comprehension???
      But the human mind work in mysterious ways, I know.

  • #3
    God only knows what associations may come from this article in The Local: http://www.thelocal.no/20140218/swed...expert-disarms

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    • #4
      A tall Fishing story: http://www.thelocal.no/20140218/swed...expert-disarms

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      • #5
        Maybe you have seen this one on Discovery Channel before??: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4K1R...s_digest-vrecs

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        • #6
          How an article about a S*x Shop in the high North and on the Russian border could remain you of Brunost is beyond comprehension???
          But the human mind work in mysterious ways, I know.
          Yeh, well, I scrolled down to find something INTERESTING, didn't I? Can't find it now so I must have scrolled and side-stepped some way!
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          • #7
            Not exactly news from Norway, but news about a Norwegian on tour:


            I hope he has sense enough to apologist and not play arrogant, otherwise he may get a taste of Singapore jurist at it's best.
            (Note the maximum sentence for this offence at the bottom of the article)

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          • #8
            Not about Norway but about a Norwegian: http://www.smp.no/100Sport/sjakk/article476442.snd

            Not all in English either, but I couldn't find a better place to put it.

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            • #9
              Norway stretches further than you think: http://www.thelocal.no/20150210/king...bears-his-name

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              • nari
                nari commented
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                They also paid a flying visit to my home town (and national capital) a few days ago - pre Antarctic, I think.

            • #10
              Kjos vs Piketty.
              This debate on Swedish channel made me exult.Sometimes I love economists!
              http://www.thelocal.no/20150317/pike...n-owner-on-air

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              • #11
                Maybe not news, but at least in English: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150...apes-of-norway
                Anybody on CVF who wants to join?

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                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  I think in some ways Norway would have been better than NZ - after crossing the Dovrefjell in a bus during a snowstorm, I began to think there were trolls and all sorts of things there......just kidding.

                  It was absolutely stunning, and very sombre. I much prefer that environment compared with pretty summer scenes.

                • wherrygirl
                  wherrygirl commented
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                  I know what you mean, Nari. I was taking a party up to Llanberis, Wales, once and it was lousy weathy for a trip. The rain was almost horizontal with the black clouds hanging low around the top of Snowdon and was it dark! Almost like night as we passed Pyg Pass. I didn't have the worry of driving the coach but David, who did, admitted to me later that he was not very happy at the time.
                  But I enjoyed every moment of that journey. It was another world and I exulted in it. I calmed down later, though, because I had to cancel our trek up the path to the summit for those who wanted to do it, and there was no point in paying to take the little train as nobody would have been able to see anything. In the end we left early!

                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  Coming from living in the tropics for 12 years and then in a country where summers are long and tend to be hot, I believe that has more to do with my liking of cloudy skies, snow or likely snow, light rain, and thunderstorms.

                  The only time I remember being scared in a storm was at the age of 9, on a small ship (600 tons) between Sydney and Fiji. The sight of the bow descending into the belly of a bow wave several times and seeing tons of water rushing down towards the stern is still very clear in my brain.

              • #12
                Is Norway hypocritical when they withdraw investment from companies that make their profit from coal?
                Here is an opinion posted in New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/op...ml?ref=opinion

                Also from NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/sc...pgtype=article

                The popular belief appears to be that as long as the oil and gas produced in Norway is not burnt in Norway it is not a Norwegian problem.
                Norway also import electricity from coal burning power plants in Denmark and from nuclear plants in Sweden and Germany, yet Norway is against nuclear power generation. How does that tally??

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                • ombugge
                  ombugge commented
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                  Here is some cartoons about the same subject; Norwegian hypocrisy when it comes to Oil & Gas and the environment: http://www.vg.no/bildespesial/12982/

                  Unfortunately the catch lines are in Norwegian only and may not translate very well in GT.

              • #13
                I came across this blog called " Life in Norway" written by an Englishman living in Trondheim, with occasional guest writers and lots of comments from around the world: http://www.lifeinnorway.net/

                He also issue a weekly Newsletter with news from Norway in English, called Norway Weekly. It is free and I have just signed up. I cannot say much about the content as I haven't received the first issue yet.

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              • #14
                That it can be dangerous to walk in the Norwegian mountains is a fact that should be fairly well known: http://www.thelocal.no/20150907/tourist-falls-to-death
                Combine this with the present craze about taking photographs, be it "selfies" or to have your picture taken in dangerous places and situations, hasn't helped much either.

                PS> At least they kept their cloths on.

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                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  It is used in our newspaper quite a lot, mainly in letters from readers who find a particularly favourite spot barricaded "just in case someone gets hurt"..I can understand the need for signs warning of falls and spills, but if they are ignored there should be no blame dumped on the council/government.
                  As for our rugby teams....enough said, as I am not a fan of contact sports.

                • ombugge
                  ombugge commented
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                  Walking in Norwegian mountains (or any mountains for that matter) when dressed in suites, wearing ordinary street shoes and carrying briefcases may not be the smartest thing you can do: http://www.thelocal.no/20150923/four...rom-trolltunga
                  Who gets to pay the expenses for the rescue??

                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  Are tourists getting more keen on risk-taking or are is it just many more people visit such places as Trolltunga?
                  As for wearing suits in wild places...the mind boggles.
                  However, I was once walking down a steep and rocky path from a headland in NSW, Aust, and came across a woman in high heels and shorts struggling along, half-carried, half-dragged by her partner down the slope.

              • #15
                Are the Swedes trying to rule Norway?
                Well, not all of Norway, only the Nobel Institute: http://www.thelocal.no/20150918/swed...el-peace-prize

                PS> They already "rule" the F&B industry in Norway.

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