Tagged: Kristiansand

Thorkildsen wins men’s javelin at worlds

Andreas Thorkildsen, from Kristiansand, won the men’s javelin world crown on the final Day Nine of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin on Aug 23. Thorkildsen made a huge breakthrough when he won...

Specialists in battle to stop Norwegian oil spill spread

Oslo – Specialists were working at high speed Sunday to stop the spread of diesel fuel oil threatening coastal areas of southern Norway after a Panamanian freighter ran aground two days earlier. Norwegian authorities...

Siem Offshore moves to Norway

Norwegian shipowner Kristian Siem is in the process of transferring the ownership of his Siem Offshore fleet to Norway and will concentrate the day-to-day operation of the fleet in Kristiansand. 25 vessels will now be transferred...

Frugal Norway Stays Afloat Amid Economic Crisis

Unlike almost every other country in the West, Norway remains relatively unscathed by the worst financial crisis in decades. While most nations spent during boom years, Norway saved. Today, housing prices and consumption are...

New film about the “Child Wanderings” in Norway

Penelope Film in Kristiansand, Norway are now producing the largest Norwegian family movie production. The film YOHAN, in both Norwegian and English, will be released August 2009. The film is based on the real life experiences...

Children’s houses established in Norway

A year and a half after the first children’s house was established in Norway, almost 700 children who have been exposed or subjected to abuse have received assistance, care and treatment at children’s houses...

Arve Henriksen to perform at Nordic Jazz Week 2009

The uniquely lyrical, liquid and mellifluous sound of Arve Henriksen’s trumpet has had an important supportive role to play on a number of ECM recordings of the last decade. May 5 marked the release of...

Rich Norwegian fined $109,000 for drunk driving

OSLO (AP) — A rich Norwegian has been ordered to pay a 700,000 kroner ($109,000) fine after driving his car 400 yards while drunk. Police stopped the 49-year-old man in October near the airport...

UNO students visiting Norway

Equality. Moderation. Closeness to nature. Students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha learned about those three key Norwegian values Monday as part of a week-long trip to Norway that will include educational workshops...