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Tories want Scotland to follow Norway's health model

The Scotsman - 14 Aug 2018
The Tories are urging the Scottish Government to follow Norway's example of integrated health and social care as the NHS reels under the winter crisis. Shadow health secretary Miles Briggs says ministers should be closely examining how the Scandinavian ...

Norway Hosts Belly Flop Championship

NPR - 17 Aug 2018
But for people who would rather be jumping or flopping into the pool, there's the dodsing world championship this Saturday in Norway. GREENE: The word dodsing itself is derived from the Norwegian word for death. But just hang on with me here for one ...

Norway's Hovland, UCLA's Bling advance to US Amateur final

The News Tribune - 18 Aug 2018
Viktor Hovland of Norway and UCLA sophomore Devon Bling won Saturday to advance to the U.S. Amateur final at Pebble Beach. Hovland, a junior at Oklahoma State, made six birdies on seven holes on the back nine to knock off Texas teen Cole Hammer 3 ...

After a Century in the Ice, Maud Has Returned Home To Norway

Atlas Obscura - 17 Aug 2018
As in many places, sailors around Vollen, Norway generally did this by smashing a bottle of champagne over the bow. But Amundsen, who intended to take the ship to the North Pole, changed this tradition a bit. “It is not my intention to dishonor the ...

Arctic Race of Norway: Toupalik wins stage 3 - 18 Aug 2018
Adam Toupalik gave Corenden-Circus their second win of the Arctic Race of Norway, taking victory on stage 3 after a well-timed attack. Toupalik crossed the line two seconds ahead of his teammate Mathieu van der Poel, who won the opening stage of the ...

American Colin Joyce wins Arctic Race of Norway stage 2

VeloNews - 17 Aug 2018
While his Rally Cycling teammates are racing on home turf in the Colorado Classic, American Colin Joyce is sprinting to the biggest win of his career Friday at the Arctic Race of Norway. “Man this one is really special — biggest win of my career,” he ...

Norway moves to calm winter power supply security concerns

S&P Global Platts - 16 Aug 2018
This was because Norway still has a lot of water in the reservoirs despite a lower filling rate than normal. It can import power from Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, and use its increased domestic network capacity to reduce the risk of a strained ...

F-22 vs. F-35: US and Norway Face Off Amid Russian Threat

Newsweek - 17 Aug 2018
America's two most advanced stealth jets have tested their mettle in the skies above Norway, as NATO pilots look to sharpen their skills and maintain a strong deterrent to Russian military activity in Europe. On Wednesday, two U.S. F-22 jets took on ...

Tucker to reminisce of Norway in the '50s, '60s

Lewiston Sun Journal - 17 Aug 2018
NORWAY — Today Benjamin Tucker III looks back on his childhood in Norway during the 1950s and 1960s as a golden time in the lives of what he calls the “luckiest generation of Americans” who were raised by the “greatest generation of Americans.”.

Tourist ferry evacuated after fire under Norway's Pulpit Rock

The Local Norway - 17 Aug 2018
"Eid has had an engine failure with overheating, so the ferry has been evacuated," Johan Mannsåker, duty officer for at the Norwegian rescue services command centre for Southern Norway, told the local Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper. "Several boats are ...

Norway board schedules vote on medical marijuana ordinance

Lewiston Sun Journal - 17 Aug 2018
NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday evening to schedule a public hearing and a special town meeting for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to vote on a medical marijuana ordinance. The hearing and meeting will be held at the Town Office at 19 ...

Norway Keeps Rates Unchanged on Path to Tightening Next Month

Bloomberg - 16 Aug 2018
Norway's central bank kept its key interest rates unchanged, setting policy makers up for the first tightening in seven years next month. The bank on Thursday held its benchmark at a record low of 0.5 percent, as anticipated by all analysts surveyed by ...

After 100 Years, Roald Amundsen's Polar Ship Returns to Norway

Smithsonian - 13 Aug 2018
According to the Maud Returns Home project's Facebook page, the ship began its final journey to Scandinavia in June, reaching the waters of Norway on August 5 and finally making it to Vollen in Asker, where it will have its own museum, on August 7.

Folk art painting connects descendants to old Norway

Minnesota Public Radio News - 17 Aug 2018
Karen Osen never expected to take up a painting hobby, especially one that dates back to 18th century Norway. Even her direct connections to the country — her father was born there — didn't inspire her eventual interest in rosemaling, a form of ...

Russia hits out as US doubles number of marines in Norway

euronews - 16 Aug 2018
The Marines had been scheduled to leave Norway at the end of this year after an initial contingent arrived in 2017 to train for fighting in winter conditions. They are the first foreign troops stationed in Norway since World War Two. Foreign Minister ...

Norway is in the grips of a severe heatwave

Eyewitness News - 15 Aug 2018
In July, extreme heat set new all-time records in northern parts of Norway, pushing temperatures over 30 degrees celsius (86℉). The Norwegian Meteorological office showed continued high temperatures up to 40 degrees celsius (105℉) in some areas for ...

Arctic Race of Norway: Mathieu van der Poel wins opening stage - 16 Aug 2018
A hot favourite for stage 1 – and possibly for the overall classification as well – Mathieu Van der Poel met the expectations as he showed his class to win the uphill sprint at Kirkenes in stage 1 of the sixth Arctic Race of Norway ahead of Russia's ...

Fatal crash at the Norway Speedway - 18 Aug 2018
The secretary of the Norway Speedway has confirmed there was a fatal accident at the race Friday night. According to John Ostermann, the driver of the Green Mamba Jet Car, Doug Rose, lost control during an exhibition and crashed. Rose was pronounced ...

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