Latest Nordland Stories

2013-09-26 23:31:10

Lofoten Masters Updates Information About Upcoming Surf Competition Watsonville, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Nordic Naturals® Lofoten Masters, the world’s northernmost surf competition, is gearing up for this year’s international competition and is getting close to their goal of 100 international surfers. Skilled surfers from around the world include Pat Millin (USA), Shane Desmond (USA), Remi Petersen (South Africa), Freddie Meadows (Sweden), Andrew Lange (South Africa), and...

Students Prepping For International Rocket Launch
2013-01-08 16:09:13

University of Alberta Extraordinary opportunities are available at the University of Alberta, if you just try. It´s a lesson not lost on a trio of mechanical engineering students who will be launching a rocket in Norway as part of an international exchange program. “When I first heard about this exchange I thought it was this amazing program for the extraordinarily gifted, that it was something I could never get into,” said fourth-year engineering student Brandon Kwong....

2008-10-21 18:00:14

A Facebook group of northern Norwegians unhappy about losing the Winter Olympics has ballooned into a new political party in less than two weeks. "It's clear that folks along the coast of this country believe that enough's enough," Hakon Winther, one of those who started the ball rolling, told iTromso.no. Membership in the Facebook group ballooned to 6,200 within days, inspiring leaders to call a meeting Tuesday to form a secessionist party. Winther said that the proposed Republikken...

2008-08-04 16:07:56

On Monday, Norwegian energy authorities completed a seismic survey of Arctic waters near the scenic Lofoten islands. But environmental groups say the area should be permanently out of bounds to oil and gas drilling. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) finished a three-dimensional seismic survey of the Troms II area north of Lofoten despite a late start due to logistical problems. In June, the NPD scaled down the survey of the undeveloped offshore seas, which industry wants opened for...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'