Who's Who: Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi, Saudi ambassador to Norway
Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi has been recently appointed as the ambassador to Norway — making her the Kingdom’s second female ambassador.Princess Reema bint Bandar was Saudi Arabia’s first woman to hold such a position when she was appointed as the Kingdom’s ambassador to the US.Al-Moallimi took the oath of office in an online ceremony on Tuesday, along with several others before King Salman and in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Al-Moallimi obtained a bachelor’s degree in the English language from Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh.She then studied abroad, gaining ...
Revealed: The Countries Best Prepared to Handle Any Future Event
Norway is the most prepared to handle future events, scoring high for human rights and liberties, and environmental policies.Canada gets second place with the best performance in metrics regarding country peacefulness from the 30 countries measured.France, Germany and Australia round off the top 5 countries for future preparedness.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and morePlanning for the future often means considering myriad possibilities and trying to figure out the best approach for each one. The governments of countries around the world do this on a regular basis, often consulting fu...
Album reviews: Low Cut Connie, Annie, The Brothers Osborne
Low Cut Connie“Private Lives”(Contender *** 1/2)Back in January before the pandemic hit, Adam Weiner began the rollout toward the release of his band’s sixth album with “Look What They Did,” a sad-eyed piano lament about hard times and broken dreams in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The song sent out a signal that “Private Lives” was going to be something different for Low Cut Connie, a raucous rock and soul band whose sweaty, high-energy performances can mask the depth of Weiner’s sharply observant songwriting.With “Private Lives,” Weiner’s growth as an empathetic writer of never-facile character ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
When it’s time to pivot, what’s your story?
In 1908 Roald Amundsen of Norway planned an expedition to the North Pole. He got scientists to share their equipment, won a grant from the Norwegian Parliament and persuaded many to pour money into the project. He borrowed a schooner called Fram and recruited men willing to risk their lives on a journey through the Bering Strait. Ordinary Norwegians cheered Amundsen on, imagining he would plant their flag in a land where no one had ever been. Then Amundsen got word that the Americans Robert Peary and Frederick Cook had beaten him to the North Pole. Now what?Amundsen’s quandary is all too famil...
Coronavirus: Stanford doctors among leaders of global anti-lockdown movement
Doctors at Stanford University are at the forefront of a global movement of health experts who are criticizing lockdowns to control COVID-19 and say schools and businesses should reopen, but with a focus on protecting the elderly and infirm who are most vulnerable to the virus.Called the Great Barrington Declaration after the western Massachusetts town where it was hatched this month at an economic policy think tank, their statement of purpose is the handiwork of three principal drafters who include Stanford medical professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya.“As infectious disease epidemiologists and publ...
The Mercury News
Hat-trick hero Haaland excited about Norway's future alongside Odegaard
Erling Haaland continued his stunning goalscoring form with a hat-trick in Norway's 4-0 win over Romania but was quick to praise team-mate Martin Odegaard, warning there is much more to come from the young duo.Lars Lagerback's side bounced back from their Euro 2020 play-off loss to Serbia on Thursday with a resounding Nations League triumph, with Haaland the star of the show.The Borussia Dortmund striker has scored 17 goals in 18 Bundesliga appearances and now has six in as many outings on the international stage.Two of the 20-year-old's goals on Sunday were assisted by Odegaard, who is just a...
Norway's King Harald has 'successful' heart surgery
Norway's King Harald V has undergone "successful" surgery to replace a heart valve, the royal palace said on Friday.The 83-year-old king was awake during the procedure and did not need to undergo open-heart surgery.A probe was introduced via the groin through a vein to access the heart while he was under local anaesthesia at Oslo University Hospital.He received the artificial heart valve in 2005. Its life span was 10 to 15 years and the procedure was needed to improve his breathing, his personal physician, Bjorn Bendz, said in a statement.After the procedure, the king was taken to an intensive...
Norway's King Harald admitted to hospital for heart surgery
Norway's King Harald V has been admitted to hospital pending surgery to replace a heart valve, the royal palace said on Thursday.Friday's planned procedure aims to replace an artificial heart valve the 83-year-old received in 2005, which had a life span of 10 to 15 years.The king will not need to undergo open-heart surgery. A probe will instead be introduced from the groin through a vein to access the heart while he was under local anaesthesia the palace said.The Oslo University Hospital team is to be led by the king's personal physician Bjorn Bendz, who said the procedure was performed severa...
Why the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth’s Legacy of Liberty Is Worthy of Our Appreciation Today
Image Credit: NeedpixWhen the union between Norway and Sweden dissolved peacefully in 1905, Norway went shopping for a king. Its Parliament offered the crown to Prince Carl of Denmark, who said he would accept only if the Norwegian people approved. By a popular vote margin of 79 percent to 21 percent, they did. Parliament then formally elected him King of Norway.Carl took the name of Haakon VII and ruled for 52 years, until his death in 1957. He was quite a good man, exercising minimal authority and maximum respect for the freedoms and property of Norwegians. He never capitulated to Nazi occup...
Foundation for Economic Education
The weekly geography quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which three countries share land borders with Norway?Answer: Sweden, Finland and Russia. All border Norway to the east.———©2020 Chicago Tribune