Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.
Oslo Central was built on the site of the older Oslo East Station (Oslo Østbanestasjon, Oslo Ø), the combining of the former east and west stations being made possible by the opening of the Oslo Tunnel. Oslo Central has nineteen tracks, thirteen of which have connections through the Oslo Tunnel. The station has two buildings, the original Oslo East building and the newer main building for Oslo Central. Each building houses a large shopping centre. The square in front of the station is called Jernbanetorget.
'I am blown away by it,' he said ... I met him on the sidewalk in front of the elegant GrandHotel in Oslo, just down the street from the stately Royal Palace of King Harald V ... Gov ... 'We have to try to change.' Durham shared those depressing statistics as we rode in a bus to Halden, about two hours outside of Oslo, on an overcast day in September ... U.S ...U.S.
After entering a hospital there, I exited on crutches ... On one of them sits City Hall where four of the five Nobel Prizes are bestowed each year (the Peace Prize is given in Oslo, Norway). The site of the Nobel ceremony in the grand hall embedded with gold leaf is a dazzling backdrop to the stellar achievements of the laureates ... She is revered ... .
GRAND FORKS – The memory of a newspaper successfully rising to the challenge of the Flood of 1997 stood out vividly for several dozen former and current Grand Forks Herald staff members who gathered Sunday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the newspaper being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service... Korrie Wenzel/Grand Forks Herald.
At the start of this French Open it seemed there was the possibility of Novak Djokovic getting in his own way again at another GrandSlam...Djokovic is far too smart to start talking in terms of doing the calendar Grand Slam, but that will be another item on the agenda if he can beat the 24-year-old from Oslo.