Tagged: M. Michael Brady

Nordic Naturals

Joar Opheim grew his Norwegian longing into a healthy American business M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In the late 1980s, Joar Opheim, a School of Business student at Santa Clara University in California, integrated...

Norway cancer rates lower for immigrants

Ethnic Norwegians suffer more than non-European immigrants from certain cancers M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The headline on the front page of the February 6 edition of Aftenposten, Oslo’s and Norway’s leading newspaper, read...

Restoration of the Gjøa underway

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Restoration of the Gjøa, the sloop used by polar explorer Roald Amundsen and a crew of six for his first-ever transit of the Northwest Passage, is now underway at...

Trump turmoil triggers tracing to Nynorsk

Stories about the Norwegian roots of the word trump have recently gone mildly viral. Here’s what our correspondent found M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The genealogy of the surname of the 45th President is...

Guns in Norway

Restrictive rules, traditional uses for firearms M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway As in the U.S., many residents of Norway own guns. But the statistics and culture of gun ownership differ between the two countries....

Words about words: Cable tie & carburetor

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At the outset, the definitions of the two Norwegian words buntebånd (literally “bundle tie”) and forgasser (literally “gasifier”) suggest that they have little in common, other than being the...

Which countries get an “A” in education?

Singapore tops, US and Norway above average in latest PISA education rankings M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Global sports fans must wait four years between Olympic Games. Since 2000 when it was initiated by...