Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The situation in the country is kind of, silent at the moment. No really big news. The political landscape will change soon (i'm talking about the election for the danish parliament), we're just starting to get a glimpse of the campaigns. The people offering themselves to be elected haven't really begun just yet, but they will soon. The political parties aren't quite finished yet, with whom to put on their lists.
My guess is that a republican (Høgni Hoydal) and a person from the unionists (don't know whom just yet...), will be elected, but i'm far from a political analyst, this is just my assumption.
I think personally that this is a great initiative, and hope this will come into effect.
You can read more about it here:
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here you can follow the "action", when it comes to faroese stocks:
Monday, October 29, 2007
In short conclusion, they said: There are (too) good times, here on the Faroe Islands. We have a shortage on working power, meaning, people.
They advised for caution, when it came to foreign investment, here in the Faroe Islands. Instead of the lowering of the tax percentage, they told it would be more wise to raise the taxes, as we are having very good times here now.
I haven't had the time to read this very closely, but i will give a more thorough report in a few days.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
There's an international competition, called Global Battle Of the Bands - And the faroese band, this year, which is going to the final in London, is called Boys In A Band. The prelim. was this weekend held in Mentanarhúsið, located in the town of Fuglafjørður.
I wish them the best of luck.
Last year the Faroe Islands ended at #6, in the finals, if i remember correct, the band was called Marius (the song called The Sky Is Our Home is great).
Saturday, October 27, 2007
With one electoral area, the landscape has a totally different scale, for this coming election for the faroese parliament, now people can elect whom they choose on the list, and are not restricted to their given area.
I wish i could make a living of this, i mean... i like giving information on what's happening in my country, and wouldn't it be nice if that could be my income. I have come to the conclusion, that their isn't enough interest in the media here, to present faroese news in english. The danish news agency, Ritzau, has a person here in the faroes, who on occasion, presents them with news, and mostly that news is written in danish. I don't know if the global interest is big enough, to present them with daily updated english-written news.
For now, i will stick with this, and try to open the door into this country a little bit, and give them insight.
This wasn't one of my usual posts, maybe tomorrow will be more news-worthy.
Oh, and the faroese football/soccer-season is over today, and NSÍ were the winners.
Friday, October 26, 2007
i.e. it says:
a recent survey done by National Geographic Traveler and their island experts has attempted to rate 111 popular island destinations according to their sustainability and the impact that tourism has already had on them.
They decided that islands with not-so-fantastic beaches and cloudy weather are doing the best at the moment: places like Scotland's Shetland Islands and Denmark's Faroe Islands rate in the top five. Experts were asked to name islands that are "authentic, unspoiled, and likely to remain so." Only the Faroe Islands fit that bill. But in the next category of islands--those that are almost unspoiled but just have minor difficulties--some great destinations pop up: Australia's Kangaroo Island and Tasmania, Dominica, the Grenadines, Molokai in Hawaii, Santa Catalina in California and France's Corsica.
Here's the list itself:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/features/islandsrated0711/islands.html
Thursday, October 25, 2007
First they ran 15 kilometres, then they cycled 76 kilometres, and then they ran again, this time 7.5 kilometres. Joan ended up #6, and i think that's a wonderful result.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Faroe Islands and Greenland have 2 posts there each, and when danes are voting, we'll be voting on which 2 persons to send to Denmark.
As a republican, i oppose of this.
You might have noticed i am somewhat biased, but when biased thoughts occur, you will notice.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Here's the synopsis: http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2007/s2050734.htm
And here's the segment itself, you need Realplayer or Windows Media Player to play this, it's streamed, and quality is quite bad:
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
5 gold medals.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The icelandinc newspaper, Morgunblaðið, is having a fieldday with this, i.e. asking if the french team can't take on a couple of locals, when they are there anyway.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Faroe Islands are among the lowest ranked teams on the FIFA ranking list, and France are at #2. This will really be a David vs. Goliath match.
The match takes place on Tórsvøllur, in Tórshavn.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
It has faroese subtitles, so it'll be pretty interesting for you people who don't know the faroese language. Maybe you'll learn a thing or two. :)
T H E S P E E C H
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My personal opinion is that i hope it's coming. It will ease so very much communication. And it will smooth the relationship between each person and i.e. public offices.
Not much news today, been a busy guy. :)
Sunday, October 7, 2007
That channel can be roughly translated as "Channel 2" ( Rás 2 ) - And their ownership has changed hands. A company called "Miðlavarpið" has bought it, Miðlavarpið is affiliated with Sosialurin (where i believe Ogie's relative works).
They will try to match with the national radio, but yet, be different.
A gallery from their opening afternoon can be seen here:
Saturday, October 6, 2007
I know that Workman has been playing with the idea, on experiencing the festival. We'll keep our fingers crossed.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Another plan has emerged. Now they want to build an international airport in Nólsoy - However, this will require a sub-sea tunnel between Tórshavn and Nólsoy, as the island only has connection by a small ferry.
All this talk about a second airport, leads me to the conclusion, that within a few years, we will have another one.
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I might just mention, that in a few days, BP will starting drilling, in faroese waters, and they are at the most positive level they've ever been. They will drill deeper than ever before. And the fact that gas has been found close by, ups their positivity.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Yesterday, 2 policemen were injured, when a mentally unstable man, sprayed ammonium hydroxide on their faces. It also touched their eyes. They managed to get backup, and they got to a hospital, where they had their eyes under running water for six straight hours. Today we're getting word, that their eyes will not be damaged by this.
The mentally unstable man, got teargassed, and then taken into custody, and will be observed at the hospital today.
All of this took place in Tórshavn.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
It was a rather pecualiar day, unlike any other day, a former president of the USA, was coming to visit. This character hasn't exactly been laying low, after his run in the White House. He's gone from being president, to being a citizen of the world, and using his influence and fame, to improve certain issues in the world.
So what had this very charismatic man to say to us? We're not 50.000 people, so would it really matter what he said, would his words fly right past us? No, not at all.
I.e. he said that he was very fascinated by the faroese grass turf roofs, and said the we were ahead, when it came to preserving energy (in this case, heat).
He said he wasn't here to lecture us, on how to live, because we were already doing great he said.
We (the Faroe Islands) were stepping on the global platform, and we have to become a part of the world. As a (possible) future oil-producer, As a leading country in fishing. And as a travel destination, we are a part of the global world, and we have to act thereby.
This man, through his enigmatic presence, has sent a shudder through the leaders of this country, and i think, for the first time, we are starting to realize, we are a part of the world, and not just a country, drifting in the Atlantic Ocean.
My personal opinion is that i think it's bs (an election is in January, and Tórshavn is the ministers area, so i think he's fishing for votes here) - Plus, there hasn't been any real exploration, of whether somewhere else is better to put the airport, i.e. today the most experienced pilot here in the Faroes, talked of Søltuvík (again, can't find a decent picture), Søltuvík is on Sandoy. He thought that it would suit better, for a new airport.
Our economy is fuming at the moment, we shouldn't allow it to boil.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
, maybe he flipped through some pages there. After that, he went to ALV-búðin - which is a shop, and the income goes to people with working disabilities, there he drank a cup of coffee.
P.S. The man you see standing in the doorway there, is Magni Arge, the director of Atlantic Airways
Here's a gallery:
He feels that the weapon inspectors should've gotten more time, before any invasion. Mr. Blix strongly opposes a possible invasion of Iran. (My personal stance on that, is that they'll wake up a sleeping giant).
Hans Blix thinks that the world would be a safer place, if Bill Clinton was in power on 9/11.
I have erased what i said earlier on here, and i will post what was commented on this thread, otherwise my other references to Blix' interview are correct:
"Blix did not say, that Saddam has gotten the same status as Gadaffi and Castro, rather he postulated, that if the US had not invaded Iraq, Saddam would have gotten this status but would not have been a threat to human kind - only to his own people."
I thank for this correction, and it was a silly mistake from me, to make a wrong reference.
He is now in Tórshavn, making a short stop at Hotel Føroyar - Hans Blix has arrived, and the media isn't actually giving him any notice, which in a way is a shame.
As Cleo Paskal said in a review of the Faroes "A place like that doesn't need Clinton to feel important." - But, i must admit, it's nice, it's cool... it's good to host a distinguished person like Bill Clinton, and i hope that he will feel very welcomed.