134 Hour Live TV with Norwegian Coast and Fjord Cruise Line “Hurtigruten”

Is that a cool concept or what?

134 Hour Live Streaming TV with the Norwegian Coast and Fjord Cruise Line “Hurtigruten” from one end to another in Norway.

It will run for 5 DAYS!!!

Hurtigruten Live TV from Norway 134 Hours or 5 Days from June 16 2011

Hurtigruten Live TV from Norway 134 Hours or 5 Days from June 16 2011

Follow the Norwegian Hurtigruten journey online and learn more here

Cool. Midnightsun!!!

Michael O`Leary owner of Ryanair steals papers from Norwegian journalist

Ryanair owner Michael O`Leary steals document out of the hands of Norwegian NRK reporter Kristin Liestøl, before she managed to pull it back again.

Ryanair owner Michael O`Leary steals document out of the hands of Norwegian NRK reporter Kristin Liestøl, before she managed to pull it back again.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary tried to take the papers to the TV news reporter in today’s press conference in Oslo, Norway.
The company is being sharply criticized for its poor working conditions, including from an anonymous Rygge-employee who stands out in Moss Avis today – several trade unions are even boycotting the company.

NRK Østfold reporter Lars Håkon Pedersen experienced it all up close.
NRK’s reporter showed Michael O `Leary an employment contract that she wanted him to comment on. She tried to view a page that did not show the name of the contract owner. O `Leary took the contract out of her hands and tried to look at it,” says Pedersen.

The reporter was able to pull the document back again, so that O `Leary could not see who owned the contract.
What he saw was that it was not an employment contract, but a training contract for six months, “said Pedersen.
The incident happened at a press conference where Ryanair stated that they will have a fourth based plane in place at Moss Airport Rygge in March-April next year.

Conditions resembeling slave labor in Ryanair
The same day that Ryanair held the press conference, an employee spoke out about what he calls slave-like working conditions. The person who spoke to Moss Avis will remain anonymous. “Ryanair is firing people on the day over smaller issues than this. None of us are allowed to speak with the press,” said the employee, which tells of an hourly wage of 16 euros for the time the plane is in the air.

Ryanair again rejects all criticism
All Ryanair staff can theoretically join a union, but it is true that we do not negotiate with unions. We are instead in a dialogue with representatives of our own employees, “said McNamara to Moss Avis.
He denies that the employees will only get paid for the time they are in the air, and that one gets fired for getting too late, if it is not repeated after the warnings.

Ryanair Moss Airport Rygge

Ryanair Moss Airport Rygge

Original story (In Norwegian only)

Random pictures from Norway

Norway picnic in forestHow time flies when you are on the internet.
Been sitting here for a long time now looking at beautiful and interesting pictures from Norway in random order just by refreshing the browser again and again. Think I’m about to pass out for some reason. Great pictures of Norway though!

Gull piggybacking Eagle during hunt caught on camera!

A Gull piggybacking a Sea Eagle during hunt was recently caught on camera in Norway by photographer Paul Beastall.

Gull piggybacking Eagle during hunt caught on camera in Norway!

Gull piggybacking Eagle during hunt caught on camera in Norway! Copyright: Paul Beastall

 Full story in Norwegian…

Eurovision 2010 – Eurocraze in Oslo Norway

Eurovision is upon us once again. Lot’s of craze about, well, what? Let’s face it, the music from the Eurovision Song Contest is always 99% rubbish. It’s one giant freakshow of so-called European nations, worse even than MTV these days. However, we can’t dismiss the Eurovision SC completly, for one good reason: it’s comical value.

There are some funny videos here I will admit, Eurovision Videos

Lena Meyer-Landrut (SKL Show 'Tag Des Gluecks')

Lena Meyer-Landrut (SKL Show 'Tag Des Gluecks')

“Oi don’t give a shit,” Germany’s newest pop star sings in her odd accent, Der Spiegel

Even BBC agrees to Eurovision being a cliche, Eurovision 2010: How to write the winning lyric

Let the show begin! Now who will win? Oi don’t give a shit. 🙂

Google Street View car chased by frogmen in Bergen, Norway

Google Street View was finally launched in Norway this week, and some surprises were expected. But perhaps not any expectations to see the Google Street View car chased by fully dressed frogmen on the streets of Bergen Norway?
Nevertheless, there they are.

Rugdeveien 39 Bergen Norway - Google Street View Maps

Rugdeveien 39 Bergen Norway - Google Street View Maps

Norwegian Frogmen on Google Maps Street View in Bergen

Norwegian Frogmen on Google Maps Street View in Bergen

Last Kon-Tiki raft crewman dies

Knut Haugland – the last of the six crewmen who crossed the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki balsa wood raft in 1947 – has died aged 92.

The explorer died of natural causes in Oslo’s hospital, the Kon-Tiki museum director said.

The expedition was launched from Peru by anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl to demonstrate that South Americans could have settled Polynesia.

The Kon-Tiki sailed with basic equipment some 8,000 km (4,900 miles).

Five of the crew were Norwegian, like Mr Haugland, and one man, Bengt Danielsson, was from Sweden.

During World War II, Mr Haugland was member of the Norwegian resistance movement.

He was honoured by Britain for his role in helping to disrupt Nazi plans to create nuclear weapons.
By BBC Original story

Al-Qaeda sympathizer arrested in Norway before Obama visit.

Police Security Service (PST) have arrested two people due to suspected violations of the Arms Act. Oslo police assisted in the arrest.

This information has come forward in connection with a investigation with PST, PST reports on their websites.

Together with information from previous criminal cases and the actual security situation in Oslo this week, the PST found it appropriate to apprehend these two at this time, said PST. 

Attorney John Christian Elden confirms that Arfan Bhatti is one of the two arrested.

Arfan Bhatti was in 2006 accused of having planned a terrorist act. He was later acquitted of this.
http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arfan_Qadeer_Bhatti

Bhatti was arrested at 17 o’clock today. It was not made any seizures or new discoveries in connection with the arrest. It is solely a question of  risk elimination before the Obama visit. “Bhatti was prepared for the arrest”said John Christian Elden.

Elden says Bhatti asked for permission to leave Oslo at the Obama-visit. But he was not, according to the lawyer, allowed to by the security police.

Norwegian police on guard duty outside Obama's Hotel Grand in Oslo, Norway.

Norwegian police on guard duty outside Obama's Hotel Grand in Oslo, Norway.

The other arrested shall, according to police, a 31 year old acquaintance of Bhatti. The two accused will for now be held in police custody.

Not familiar with the Nobel-threats.
PST is not aware of there being any concrete threats to the peace prize ceremony, or events in connection with the deal.

Information manager Martin Bernsen in PST would not say anything to further if the case is connected with other matters. He confirmed that the Oslo police assisted by the arrest.

Bersen adds that the PST currently not want to comment beyond what’s in the press release.
Neither the Oslo Police wants to comment on the matter.
The Justice Department would not comment on the arrests tonight, they refer to the PST.

Police attorney Thomas Blom in PST has prepared the preliminary charges against Bhatti and his friend. Blom has also led the investigation of the so-called terror case against Bhatti.

Barack Obama is coming to Norway on Thursday morning to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The security system around Obama and the events he will attend, is enormous.

Formally, it is the police in Norway which is responsible for the president’s security as long as he is in Norway. They receive assistance from the military and the U.S. Secret Service, where a vanguard is already in Oslo to be here until 11th December. They have also obtained assistance from the Swedish and Danish police on the equipment side.

Taken from NRK, translated by Google translate

Norwegian Government Election Results 2009 – 4 more years of Social Democracy

Here are the preliminary results, when 99,3% of votes have been counted.

 

 

Party Counts %- %-change
F-07
%-change
S-05
%- Mandates S-05   Change
S-05
A 899559 35,3 +4,5 +2,6 35,3 64 +3 0
SV 157293 6,2 -0,4 -2,7 6,2 11 -4 5
R 33943 1,3 -0,7 +0,1 1,3 0   0
SP 160240 6,3 -1,6 -0,2 6,3 11   2
KRF 142861 5,6 -1,1 -1,2 5,6 10 -1 5
V 98781 3,9 -1,7 -2,0 3,9 2 -8 0
H 439985 17,2 -1,5 +3,2 17,2 31 +8 4
FRP 583813 22,9 +4,3 +0,8 22,9 40 +2 3
DEM 2216 0,1 -0,2 0,0 0,1 0   0
DLF 331 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
KSP 4624 0,2 0,0 0,0 0,2 0   0
KYST 5182 0,2 -0,2 -0,6 0,2 0   0
MDG 8631 0,3 -0,3 +0,2 0,3 0   0
NKP 672 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
PP 11396 0,4 -0,6 0,0 0,4 0   0
SFP 134 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
TPF 62 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
ABORT 174 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
ES 96 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
NPAT 174 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
NRA 47 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
SALL 227 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
SAMT 231 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
VIGRID 172 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0   0
Andre -2 0,0 -0,6 -0,2 0,0 0   0
Total  2550842  72,4   -4,7  Sum: 169   19

Final results will be posted when 100% of the votes have been counted.
More English news from Norway at gonorsk.com/news/