Category Archives: Stavanger

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Two teachers fight bullying in a creative way Kelsey Larson Copy Editor Bullying is a common problem is schools worldwide. Recently, on Oct. 10, Canadian teen Amanda Todd made headlines after she committed suicide, just a month after asking for help in a YouTube video that also detailed her years of abuse at the hands of her peers ...

Graffiti removed from Kjeragbolten

Photo: Aftenposten

"I used a regular wire brush. Now the grafitti is completely gone," says Stein Edvardsen, leader of the Stavanger BASE club, to Aftenbladet.no. Together with his partner, he used Saturday to go up to Kjeragbolten at Lysefjord in Rogaland and remove the spray paint. Stavanger Aftenblad reported for the first time about the grafitti marring the world-famous ...

A vertigo tour of Norway

View of trolltunga in Hardanger, Norway.

Five hikes throughout the country that will take your breath away. Are you heading to Norway this fall? Do what the Norwegians do, and make time for a hike. September in Norway is beautiful and mild, making it a perfect month for outdoor lovers to gather at the summit.  These hikes highlight some of Norway’s ...

To the promised land

Storyteller Anne Elisebeth Skogen admires a bronze sculpture of the “Restauration,” of which she tells an oral story in her tale “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land.” The sculpture is by the author of this article Bill Osmundsen and is part of the permanent art collection of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York City. The sculpture was commissioned by the Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc., for exhibition in 2000. Auctioned in 2001, it was won by Victor Samuelsen, and then donated to the Norwegian Seamen’s Church. Photo: Bill Osmundsen

A tale of the first Norwegian emigration to the US By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly In May, storyteller Anne Elisebeth Skogen gave her performance titled “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land” to two lucky audiences: she visited the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York on May 11, and Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis, Minn., ...

Improved results in 2009

Audited figures for 2009 show a considerable strengthening of the municipalities’ finances compared to 2008. Net operating surplus for the municipalities is estimated at 2.7 percent in 2009. The municipalities’ gross operating surplus in 2009 was about NOK 3.3 billion. The figures show that the municipalities’ gross operating revenue was ...

Amicable settlement in the Kårstø expansion case

The Kårstø processing plant north of Stavanger.  (Photo: Øyvind Hagen)

Statoil ASA and the State, represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, have today reached a settlement in the Kårstø expansion case. On Jan. 15, Stavanger district court passed a judgment in the case between the State, represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, and Statoil ASA. The State was awarded a NOK 378 ...

HSE award to Kårstø

Manager at Kårstø Leif Heiberg (left) and construction manager for the Kårstø Expansion Project Ståle Nordal, shouted with joy from the stage in Stavanger Forum when they received the company’s highest HSE reward. (Photo: Hild Bjelland Vik)

Statoil’s highest reward for efforts on health, safety and environment in 2009 goes to the Kårstø processing plant in the Natural Gas business area. "Kårstø has shown a strong commitment and a systematic approach to the HSE challenges for many years,” said chief executive Helge Lund when he presented the award at the corporate summit ...

Highest number of births in 37 years

Norway's population increased by 58,950 to 4,858,200 in 2009. The birth surplus contributed to 35 percent of the population increase, whereas the migration surplus from abroad contributed to 65 percent. Not since 1972 have more children been born in Norway than in 2009. The relative population increase was 1.2 percent in 2009. Since 1900, only three ...

Aid for sustainable fisheries is key to global food security

Lack of governance threatens global seafood supplies and the food security of billions of people who rely on fish for protein or livelihoods. Increased aid from developed countries, earmarked specifically for supporting sustainable seafood infrastructure in developing countries, could improve food security, according to a policy paper by an international working group of 20 economists, marine ...

Companies and industry face new demands

Statoil’s executive vice president in charge of projects and procurement, Gunnar Myrebøe. (Photo: Trond Isaksen)

"Future offshore projects will have to meet new quality and cost-efficiency requirements. Statoil and suppliers will need to acknowledge this development if we are to maintain our competitive advantage." Thus spoke Statoil’s executive vice president in charge of projects and procurement, Gunnar Myrebøe, at the Offshore Strategy Conference held in Stavanger on February 10. Some 300 oil ...