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Norway: KONGSBERG Celebrates 200th Anniversary

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first_img View post tag: Navy Share this article Industry news March 20, 2014 View post tag: Norway Throughout 200 years what is now known as KONGSBERG has been an industrial trailblazer in the defence, maritime, oil, gas and aerospace sectors.“There are not many businesses in the world that can boast 200 years of continuous operations, and this is something we are very proud and respectful of. We can look back on a unique and memorable history, and we are now a leading international high-technology corporation,” says CEO Walter Qvam of KONGSBERG.1814: The establishment of the Norwegian defence industryKongsberg weapons factory (KV) was founded by Poul Steenstrup, mining superintendent and participant at the national assembly at Eidsvoll, on 20 March 1814. This represented the establishment of Norway’s first factory, even before the industrial revolution in Norway.During the spring of 1814, Norway had gained its constitution. And the work of building the country’s first factory began in Kongsberg. The establishment of Kongsberg weapons factory in 1814 must be viewed in the light of other events of the same year. In January 1814, Norway had been ceded to Sweden, after centuries of union with Denmark. However, in Norway forces were working to give the country independence, and the need for a defence industry developed.From the industrial revolution to international high technology supplier KONGSBERG has experienced numerous eras, including Norway’s incipient industrial revolution in the 1800s, the development of the post-war technological industrialized Norway and the internationalization of Norwegian technology and expertise in the final decades until today.[mappress]Press Release, March 20, 2014; Image: Kongsberg View post tag: 200th View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Norway: KONGSBERG Celebrates 200th Anniversary View post tag: celebrates View post tag: Naval KONGSBERG celebrates its 200th anniversary on 20 March. The company can boast the longest industrial history in Norway, with continuous operations since the foundation of the Kongsberg weapons factory in 1814. View post tag: Kongsberg Norway: KONGSBERG Celebrates 200th Anniversary View post tag: Anniversarylast_img read more

CUNA launches COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force

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first_imgCUNA continue reading » CUNA announced Friday the formation of the Credit Union System COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force. The task force brings together representatives from the three-tiered system of credit unions, Leagues and CUNA, along with system providers and affiliated organizations, to discuss strategies, resources and best practices for credit unions  as state and local governments begin to lift stay home orders and ease safety restrictions on business operations established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The credit union system COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Task Force is intended to act as an indispensable resource and partner to the credit union movement as stakeholders balance member needs and staff well-being moving forward,” said CUNA Chief Engagement Officer Greg Michlig. “As a leader in the credit union movement, CUNA’s goal is to bring togeher these leaders for dialogue that will equip the movement with the knowledge and tools needed to safely navigate this new and evolving environment.”The task force will focus on operational matters, provide guidance and strategies for credit unions as they restart paused business lines and recover from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Russia discharges second Chinese man to recover from coronavirus

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first_imgRussia discharged a Chinese national from hospital in the Siberian city of Chita on Wednesday after he recovered from a coronavirus infection, local authorities said.He was the second of Russia’s two confirmed cases of coronavirus to recover. The other victim, also a Chinese national, was said by authorities on Tuesday to have recovered and been released from quarantine in Siberia’s Tyumen region.Russia has isolated hundreds of Russian and Chinese nationals for virus screening upon arrival from China. Russian authorities also quarantined a Chinese diplomat this week as a precaution. Topics :last_img

Rashford reveals likely return date to Man United squad from injury

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first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has been unable to put a timeframe on his star player’s return to action, casting doubt on whether he will feature again for his club this season and also his participation in Euro 2020 this summer.The 22-year-old however is hopeful however he will still have a role to play this term.He wrote on Twitter: “I’ll be back before the season ends to hopefully help my team claim top four.”Marcus Rashford says he will return for Man Utd 'before the season ends' to help top four push https://t.co/SAhzZSWuoe— TheFanSource (@FanSourceNews) January 22, 2020Read Also: Liverpool defeat: Man United charged by FA over players’ misconductSolskjaer has said it will be at least six weeks before Rashford is fit to start training, with the United boss insisting he will give the striker ‘as long as he needs’ to complete his recovery.“We are not going to risk him when he has had an injury. When he comes back he will be 100% fit.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Marcus Rashford says he will return from injury ‘before the season ends’ to help Manchester United clinch a top four finish.Advertisement The England international faces months on the side-lines after suffering a double stress fracture of the back. Loading… Promoted Content15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And NowPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Bridge the Gap Race scheduled for April 6

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first_imgPROSPECT — This year’s Bridge the Gap Race is scheduled to be held next month in Prospect, Verona Island and Bucksport.The event, which begins on the Prospect side of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge before wrapping all the way around Verona Island and concluding in downtown Bucksport, will feature both 3-mile and 10-mile races once again this year.Last year, Darren Winchenbach of Saco was the top overall finisher in the 3-mile race as Orono’s Cecilia Dube placed third overall to finish as the top female competitor. Erik McCarthy of Old Town broke the course record in the 10-mile race with a time of 52 minutes, 18 seconds, and Princeton’s Sarah Mulcahy was the top female finisher in that race with a time of 1:01:24.Main Street Bucksport is looking for volunteers to help at water stations, registration, bib pickup and other locations along the course at this year’s race. Those interested in doing so should contact Brook Ewing Minner via phone at 479-3933 or via email at [email protected] is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAround 600 runners are expected for the race, which will begin at 10 a.m April 6. Registration and check-in will be held from 8-9:15 a.m. with awards following each race.More information can be found on the Crow Athletics Website.last_img read more

Manitoba Tory Leader Brian Pallister favours results over popularity

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first_imgWINNIPEG — Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister genuinely appears to have little interest in being well-liked on a personal level.Pallister has repeatedly said politics is not a popularity contest and admits that people may not want to sit down with him and have a beer.He promotes himself as someone who may not be likable but, more importantly, can work hard and get things done.“I lack personality, I’m not inspirational, I’ve been told. But I’m a problem-solver,” Pallister said shortly after being elected as premier in 2016.“I think Manitobans are the stars in this thing, not me.”Pallister, 65, grew up on a small farm — the homestead of his great-grandparents — near Portage la Prairie. Money was tight. He recalls having one ball that he and his younger brother Jim used for a variety of sports.Pallister grew tall at a young age and eventually reached six-foot eight. He recalls being bullied as a kid because of his lanky stature.He developed a passion for sports and hitchhiked to Brandon University to try out for the basketball team. His coach, Jerry Hemmings, recalls making Pallister run until he vomited in a garbage can. He’d then continue running.Pallister took the same grit to other sports, enjoying success in curling and softball. What he lacked in natural ability, he made up for with hard work. He went on to win a provincial curling title and was enshrined in the Manitoba softball hall of fame.That determination stayed with him. Pallister started an insurance and investment firm along with his wife, Esther, and grew the company over three decades. They sold it and used the proceeds to help pay for a $2-million, 9,000-square-foot mansion in Winnipeg — a far cry from Pallister’s humble roots.The couple later bought a second home in Costa Rica, for which Pallister has been criticized. After becoming premier, he said he planned to spend up to two months a year there. He later reduced that to five weeks — a rare change of course for a politician who seems to have never backed down from a fight.After serving briefly in the Manitoba legislature in the 1990s, Pallister became a member of Parliament from 1997 to 2008. He ran unopposed for the leadership of the Manitoba Tories in 2012 and was elected premier in 2016 with the biggest majority government in the province in a century.His hard-driving, ready-for-battle personality quickly showed.He demanded politicians and staff sell memberships and fundraise, or make way for those who would. At one meeting in 2012, he had people’s names drawn from a hat. They were assigned a constituency held by the NDP or Liberals and told to sell as many memberships as possible in that area.The party entered the 2016 election flush with cash and support.Since becoming premier, Pallister has engaged in fights with Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro’s board members, who resigned en masse; the Manitoba Metis Federation, which is suing over a cancelled hydro benefits package; and public-sector unions suing over a wage freeze.“I’m not trying to make enemies with this job,” Pallister said in an interview. “I’m trying to stand up for the quiet people out there who are asked to pay for all this stuff.”Pallister’s personality stands in contrast to the gregarious, hand-shaking image that other politicians have, says one political analyst.“I think he’s more comfortable by himself, almost, and that comes out of a whole lifetime of being a kind of solitary person,” says Paul Thomas, professor emeritus of political studies at the University of Manitoba.Strong opposition has not stopped Pallister from pressing ahead to cut management jobs in the public sector, close some hospital emergency rooms, raise tuition fees and reduce subsidies for items ranging from sleep-apnea machines to public housing.Doing so has helped him fulfil his two biggest campaign promises — reining in a string of annual deficits that had grown under the previous NDP government and cutting the provincial sales tax to seven per cent from eight.But, his critics say, those actions have broken Pallister’s promise to protect front-line services that people depend on.“We got into a situation where our provincial debt doubled in six years, partly because people couldn’t say no to special interest groups and wanted to be popular,” Pallister said.“Politicians who want to be popular today often create problems for people later.”Steve Lambert, The Canadian Presslast_img read more