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2010-06-28 13:09:22

More than 1200 scientists from around the world have gathered in Bergen, Norway, for ESA's week-long Living Planet Symposium to present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate using data from observation satellites. Addressing the participants, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske underscored the importance of Earth observation saying that it is a priority for the Norwegian government and that space should be useful for society. Deputy Mayor Trude Drevland...

2010-05-20 03:00:00

BERGEN, Norway, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, at the fourth annual Microsoft Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in Bergen, Norway, Joel Cherkis, general manager for Applied Innovation in Public Sector at Microsoft Corp., outlined how the company's Citizen Services Platform (CSP) and partner ecosystem will take advantage of Microsoft's cloud-based solutions to give citizens -- digital natives and newcomers -- broad choices in how, where and when they access government services...

2010-04-19 14:02:00

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation funding 52 home renovation projects across U.S. RIDGEWOOD, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together Bergen County and long-time partner Lowe's will complete an extensive home renovation project to assist a family on Rebuilding Together's National Rebuilding Day, April 24. Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) awarded the $15,000 grant to help reunite the Vrakas family of five under one roof. (Logo:...

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2009-01-07 09:23:34

Amy Winehouse's lawyer says the British soul singer has changed her mind and decided not to appeal a fine she paid for possession of cannabis in Norway. Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in Bergen in October 2007, held overnight and released after each paying a $436 fine. However, Winehouse, who was denied entry in the United States after the incident, later claimed police made mistakes and sought an appeal in the case. She and her husband were scheduled to appear...

2008-10-10 15:00:21

Two Bergen County high school students have won awards for their work in the 2008 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County Film Festival. Josh Pompanio, 18, of North Arlington High School, won the Best of the Fest prize for his film "Privacy Report." Pompanio will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and post-production time at Sirk Digital Studio in Manhattan. "Privacy Report" is a 10-minute black-and-white film exploring employee privacy rights in the workplace. Pompanio interviewed...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

The Bergen-Oslo rail line, one of the highest in the world, was shut down Thursday by a fire in a structure designed to keep snow off the track, officials said. Officials were unsure when service would resume, Aftenposten reported. The Norwegian rail company was working on alternate bus service for passengers but said no alternative could be found for the seven daily freight trains. The blaze was reported around noon in a 1,200-foot structure placed over the tracks near Hallingskeid. The...

2008-09-10 15:00:26

By SERDAR TUMGOREN, STAFF WRITER BERGENFIELD FBI agents carted off two boxes of records from Borough Hall on Monday as part of an investigation into the county's Democratic power brokers, the borough administrator said. "They served us a very lengthy subpoena on Friday," said Borough Administrator Catherine Navarro-Steinel, who said a pair of agents arrived at 9:30 a.m. to help borough staff photocopy documents. They left with the documents at noon. An FBI spokesman said the agency...

2008-09-05 15:00:12

A councilman from Middlesex County was arrested Thursday, accused of sending lewd messages and photographs over the Internet to an undercover police officer posing as an underage girl, Bergen County authorities said. Thomas C. Bodall, 23, of Jamesburg, allegedly sent sexually explicit messages and digital photographs of his penis to the officer, posing as a 14-year-old, John L. Molinelli, Bergen County prosecutor, said. Bodall was arrested at his home without incident. Bodall was elected...

2008-07-01 15:00:32

Frank Sinatra filming a made-for-TV movie at Korvette's on Route 4 in Paramus in June 1977. *** (c) 2008 Record, The; Bergen County, N.J.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.