Tag Archives: Stavanger

Music with a message

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 ...

Stavanger Symphony comes to Big Apple

Fabio and Stavanger Symphony at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Elisabeth Krey Jenssen, Communications advisor, SSO

Symphony plays at Carnegie Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Haakon By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly Over 100 strong, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – including 40 musicians, 30 patrons (traveling with the symphony), management, public relations staff and spouses with children – blew into Manhattan with the determination of an ancient Viking raid. The Symphony ...

Sankthansbål may be in danger

Fire + dry grass = very dangerous. The fire department will be extra-vigulant about lighting fires with permission this year. This is from the moist celebration on Vaulen in 2003. (Photo: Sindre Ellingsen)

Do you plan to burn fires on Midsummer, you have to hurry to apply for permission. The deadline runs out tomorrow (Tuesday ed.). Between 15 April and 15 September it is always forbidden to make fires in the forest. You will need to apply for an exemption to light Sankthansbål (Midsummer Bonfire). All operators must apply ...

Fjord Line starting two daily and two sailing from Kristiansand from May 2012

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Opening in May 2012 Fjord Line will offer daily sailings between Kristiansand and Hirtshals all year round.  "In 2012 the delivery of two new cruise ferries will make it possible to offer daily services both between Bergen, Stavanger and Hirtshals, and between Kristiansand and Hirtshals. This will enhance the ferry service between Kristiansand and the ...

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 ...

Air traffic on the rise

A total of slightly more than 2.7 million passengers traveled through Avinor’s airports in January, which is an increase of 4.2 percent compared to January 2009. International traffic is experiencing the strongest increase, with 5.9 percent, while domestic traffic increased by 3.6 percent “The total number of passengers in January is just above the figure in ...

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 ...

Satisfaction Amongst International Students at University of Stavanger

INTERNATIONAL DAY: The University co-operate with the student organizations to arrange a variety of events for the students. International Day, in particular, received a very positive evaluation from the International students with 99% expressing their satisfaction with the event.

A new student survey carried out by the Division of Student Services shows that our international students are very happy with their stay at UiS. It also illustrates how important student satisfaction is for the further recruitment of international students. The evaluation was directed at students who arrived at UiS in autumn 2009. They were asked ...

Hurtigruten pumps up its roster of theme cruise vacations

Music, celebrations, cuisine, history, scenic vistas and birds lead the charge 2010 THEME VOYAGES As a growing number of travelers seek to return home with lifetime memories, built from experiential vacations, Hurtigruten has responded to their passengers’ interests with an expanded roster of even more fascinating Theme Voyages possibilities for 2010. All of which take place ...