Tag Archive: Norway


‘Credible’ Terror Threat In Norway, US Officials Say

 

 

 

” There is a “credible” threat of a terror attack in Norway in coming days, U.S. officials said following a stark warning from a top Norwegian intelligence official.

  Earlier today Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Norwegian security service PST, said the country had received “reliable information” about an imminent, “concrete threat” to Norway from extremists who fought in Syria, according to a report by The Associated Press. Bjoernland feared the attack would take place “within days.” “

 

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Jon Tackles The Bundling Ambassador Program

 

 

 

 

” Is there a rule ambassadors can’t have set foot in the countries they are going to ambassador? “

Anti Immigration Party Winning Elections In Norway?

 

 

 

Published on Sep 9, 2013

” Exit polls in Norway’s general election suggest the centre-right opposition is on course to win.

Erna Solberg, who heads the Conservative Party, is expected to replace Labour leader Jens Stoltenberg, who has been prime minister since 2005.

Ms Solberg may depend on the support of the anti-immigration Progress Party to form a government.

It was Norway’s first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist killed 77 people in 2011.

Official projections published by Norway’s statistical office after polls closed on Monday evening suggested the centre-right alliance won a majority of the seats in parliament.

As well as the Progress Party, Ms Solberg’s Conservatives are allied with two other, centrist parties.

It is not yet clear whether Ms Solberg will seek to form a majority coalition with the centrist allies, or lead a minority government of the Conservatives and Progress.

Dozens of Labour Party youth activists who survived Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting spree on the island of Utoeya in 2011 were candidates, but the wave of sympathy for the party in the wake of the attacks seems to have evaporated.

“The country is doing well, but that’s thanks to the oil, not to the leaders,” one 29-year-old Progress Party voter told AFP after casting his ballot at Oslo’s City Hall.

“It’s time we changed the government,” he added.

The Progress Party has tried to shake off its association with Breivik, who was once a member but left several years before planning and carrying out his attacks.

The party, led by Siv Jensen, was running third in opinion polls prior to the vote.

But the Conservatives’ Ms Solberg wants to continue Norway’s existing immigration policies and, if they are to form a coalition government, will have to negotiate with Ms Jensen for her to abandon several manifesto promises, says the BBC’s Lars Bevanger in Oslo.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Canada Spent $597,000 On A ‘Stealth Snowmobile’

 

(Durham University)

 

” The Canadian Press reports that the quiet, hybrid-electric snowmobile was commissioned in 2011 as part of Canada’s long-term military buildup in the Arctic, where melting ice is opening access to a part of the world with lots of natural resources and sketchy territorial claims. A prototype was reportedly designed to help conduct “winter operations” on a variety of terrains and to operate more quietly than other models on the market.

Arctic claims, as it turns out, are highly contested and terribly passive-aggressive, even more than 60 years after Canada resettled Inuit families in Resolute Bay to assert its sovereignty there. International treaties have, for the most part, neatly divided up the lands around the Arctic: No one owns the North Pole, but Russia, Canada, the United States, Denmark/Greenland and Norway have extended their borders northward to claim the territories around it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 7.18.13

Norwegian Armed Forces Destroy Marine Vessel With Naval Strike Missile

 

 

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” The missile was launched against the old KNM Trondheim outside Andøya in Nordland, Norway.The missiles is produced Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for the Norwegian armed forces.”

 

 

 

     For those of you who might prefer to witness the death of a ship from below , again courtesy of the Norwegian Navy , witness this test of a sub-launched torpedo. 

 

 

 

Royal Norwegian Navy – KNM Stavanger Sunk By Ula-Class Sub

 

 

 

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” Norwegian Navy Frigate KNM Stavanger sink after being hit by a single DM2A3 torpedo from KNM Utstein, a Ula-class submarine.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Things In The World

 

 

Preikestolen, Norway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Pirate Bay: Screw It, We’re Going to North Korea (Except, Probably Not)

 

 

The Pirate Bay: Screw It, We're Going to North Korea (Except, Probably Not)

 

 

” The Pirate Bay may have found a new way to keep its servers up and running amidst increasing adversity from European governments and copyright groups. North Korea to the rescue! Except, you know, it’s probably a hoax.

TorrentFreak reports that just last week, The Pirate Bay was shut down and forced to move its servers from Sweden to Norway and Spain. But the party only lasted a few days in Norway before a local copyright group started waving virtual pitchforks, and those servers went dark, too.

According to a post on The Pirate Bay’s blog, it has been offered “virtual asylum” by the North Korean government.”

 

Mini Drones: Army Deploys Tiny Helicopters

 

 

 

” British troops are using a nano drone just 10cm long and weighing 16 grams on the front line in Afghanistan to provide vital information on the ground.

They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.

The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child’s toy, measuring just 10cm (4 ins) by 2.5cm (1 inch), and is equipped with a tiny camera.”

Norway a Wonderland – Film – Maxdreamcreator (Glidecam HD-2000, Canon 7D)

 

A Few More Military Women From Norway…(30 Photos)

 

 

norway girls 500 21 User suggestion: a few more military women from Norway…ok (30 Photos)

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HT/ Michael Yon

Looks Like A Blast

Folkrace is a popular, inexpensive, and entry-level form of Swedish rallycross that originally came fromFinland, where it was called (Everyone’s Class). The sport also exists in Norway and Denmark, where it is known as Bilcross and Folkerace respectively.


The races are run on special gravel or tarmac tracks, 2,400 metres 
(1.5 mi) in length. The tracks are designed to limit the top speed to 
80 km/h (50 mph). The competitions are divided into different classes 
depending on age and gender. Participants can be as young as 15 years of
age.
The race is divided into different heats with usually 6 cars. The 
driver winning a race is awarded seven points, second five points, third
four points and so on. When all the heats have been driven, the total 
score is calculated and the top six drivers get to race in the A final, 
the next six in the B final and so on. The winner of the A final wins 
the event.

Folk Race

 

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