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150 Pilot Whales Slaughtered in Hvannasund Today

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150 Pilot Whales Slaughtered in Hvannasund Today

- Today around 16:30, a pod of pilot whales was seen close to Viðoy and a group of boats gathered around them. While boats were driving the grind into the shore of Hvannasund, the pilot whales split into groups and some managed to escape. However, 120 pilot whales were driven to shore and slaughtered. When the first pod of whales were slaughtered, the decision was made to go out and catch

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Sean Kingston Mistakes Faroe Islands for Iceland

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Sean Kingston Mistakes Faroe Islands for Iceland

- Sean Kingston tweeted this message after performing at Tórsfest two days ago. The only problem is that Tórsfest is in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Not in Iceland.. Share your opinion!

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Guðrun & Guðrun Empowers Syrian Refugees

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Guðrun & Guðrun Empowers Syrian Refugees

- Ever since Gudrun & Gudrun – the Faroese knitwear brand behind Sarah Lund’s woollen jumper in the cult Danish TV series, The Killing – stitched its first sweater, an ethos of sustainability was spun into the company’s fabric. Not only did it champion traditional hand-knitting methods with its team of 30 knitters on the Faroe Islands, but it developed two fully-fledged women’s empowerment projects at outposts in Jordan and Peru,

Places: Faroe Islands | 

Faroe Islands to Sell Parts of Faroese Fishing Rights in Auction

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Faroe Islands to Sell Parts of Faroese Fishing Rights in Auction

- Høgni Hoydal, minister of fisheries and maritime affairs, is experimenting with the sale of the fishing quotas to get more out of the common fisheries resource. Instead of the politicians deciding how much companies should pay to catch the fish, companies must instead bid on quotas and let market forces decide how much money to pay for fishing. It happens after the Faroese Parliament adpoted a new law in April,

Places: Faroe Islands | 

FAE – Faroe Islands Airport Tag

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FAE – Faroe Islands Airport Tag

- This unique t-shirt features a tag, as seen on airport luggage. The t-shirt is made from organic cotton. Category: Additional Information Color Black, White. Size X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large. Related Products

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Brandur Hendriksson to Play for Randers FC

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Brandur Hendriksson to Play for Randers FC

- Danish soccer teams were first aware of the Faroese midfielder player in 2015, when he decided the Cup final for FCK against FC Vestsjælland in extra time. Since winter, Brandur Hendriksson has been leased from FCK to Vendsyssel in the first division, but after rental stay, it was clear that there was a future in Ståle Solbakken. Now, Randers FC will now enjoy the player who has his favorite position

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Faroese Beer Withdrawn From Market Due to Risk of Broken Glass

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Faroese Beer Withdrawn From Market Due to Risk of Broken Glass

- There may be broken glass in Green Islands Stout beer. Therefore, the beer is being called back now. One Pint A/S withdraws a lot of Faroese beer Green Islands Stout from the market. This is due to the risk of being broken glass in the bottles, according to Danish food authorities. Glass shards can cause damage in the oral cavity, pharynx and stomach / intestinal region, warns the danish food

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Suspicion of a possible pathogenic ISA-virus on Bakkafrost farming site

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Suspicion of a possible pathogenic ISA-virus on Bakkafrost farming site

- A routine surveillance test by the Veterinary Authority on farming site A-73 Hvannasund Norður has resulted in suspicion of fish being infected by pathogenic ISA-virus. The suspicion arose after the result in one cage indicated that the fish is infected by the so called HPR-del ISA-virus. Bakkafrost is preparing to take necessary actions. The Veterinary Authority will carry out further tests in this cage and all other cages in the

Categories: Farming | 
Places: Faroe Islands | 

The Queen of Faroese Music has Come Home!

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The Queen of Faroese Music has Come Home!

- Annika Hoydal is counted among the Faroes’ greatest musical treasures, and she will be performing on the beach tonight. Tonight at 19:30 one of this country’s greatest musicians, Annika Hoydal, will take the big stage on the beach. With beautiful Gøtuvík as the perfect backdrop, Annika will perform songs from her newest album, Endurljós, alongside old hits like “Aldan” that all Faroe Islanders know by heart. Annika Hoydal, truly a

Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Music | 
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Our house wears a shiny new outfit – a grass roof

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Our house wears a shiny new outfit – a grass roof

- How did you spend your Monday afternoon? I have been watering the lawn, hose skywards, pointing at the crest. Now that the deed is done, I can share my excitement. Our house wears a shiny new outfit – a grass roof, perfectly matching the stunning 50-shades-of-green Faroese landscape. Driving around the islands, you will come across many sod roofs. They actually date back to the age of the Vikings, which,

Places: Faroe Islands | 

Sea Shepherd Fabricates a False Grind

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Sea Shepherd Fabricates a False Grind

- Last night, Sea Shepherd Global published a status on Facebook about a pod of whales being found in Nólsoyarfjord around ten o’clock, where 150 boats drove them to the killing beach in Sandagerði for slaughtering. However, there was no grind, as Faroese authorities told Local.fo. The comments sections on Sea Shepherd’s Facebook page has been known for being heavily moderated, and this was also the case last tonight. Faroese locals

Places: Faroe Islands | 

Brexit: Britain can join the “triangle”

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Brexit: Britain can join the “triangle”

- Britain has been offered a rather smaller vision of trade than the one it has just opted to exit. According to the Independent, one of the leaders of northern Europe has said Britain can join a “triangle” of countries in the northern Atlantic which do not belong to the EU. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland’s president for the past two decades, said he was pleased British businesses could join a “key

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Ocean rower Livar Nysted: „No time for babysitting out there“

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Ocean rower Livar Nysted: „No time for babysitting out there“

- No one to help. Nowhere to stop. Only the other side. Ocean rowing. One of the hardest sports in the world. Many say: the hardest of all. Pure torture rhythm. Two hours of rowing, two hours of sleeping. Row, sleep. Row, sleep. On and on. More people have been to space than have rowed the Atlantic Ocean. I’m just about to meet up with one of them. Livar Nysted (45).

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Brexit effects already starting to appear in food prices

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Brexit effects already starting to appear in food prices

- Britain voted to break away from the European Union today, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing a thunderous blow to the 60-year-old bloc that sent world markets plunging. Not everyone is happy with Britain’s decision. Bergur Zachariassen shot the photo shown on the left today at one of the food stores in Tórshavn, posted it on Facebook and pointed out this might have something to do with Brexit. If

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Tags: Politicians |  David Cameron | 
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Faroese to vote on constitution in 2017

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Faroese to vote on constitution in 2017

- . The Faroese Government has begun preparations for a referendum on a Faroese constitution in 2017. Not a step towards independence, says the Prime Minister. The government platform devised by the coalition last year stated that “a new constitution will confirm that the Faroese people have self-determination in the Faroe Islands. This includes the right to determine their future constitutional status. The law will confirm and specify the self-determination and

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Tags: Referendum |  Constitution | 
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Faroese Mackerel, Herring And Blue Whiting Win MSC Certificates

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Faroese Mackerel, Herring And Blue Whiting Win MSC Certificates

- Faroese fisheries landing over half a million tonnes of oily fish each year have been MSC certified as sustainable and well-managed fisheries. The Faroese herring fishery has been certified since 2012 and this is its first re-certification. The mackerel and blue whiting are new certificates. Faroe is part of the coastal states agreement between Faroe, Norway and the EU on pelagic (mid-water) fishing quotas and, like other MSC certified mackerel

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Whaling: The heated-up debate itself raises questions

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Whaling: The heated-up debate itself raises questions

- During my work as a reporter and journalist, I did a story about a celebrity chef and his restaurant in Berlin. I didn’t only spend time in his kitchen. I also visited the small farm he got his products from, fruit, vegetables and meat. The farmer killed a duck, and ruby-red blood dripped down. Again and again, the „red seas“ around Faroe Islands are a hot topic not only on

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Second GPS 'message in bottle' washes up in Faroe Islands
Second GPS 'message in bottle' washes up in Faroe Islands A "message in a bottle" released by scientists in Iceland has washed up in the Faroe Islands after travelling thousands of miles across the Atlantic. The GPS tracker-fitted device is one of two dropped from a helicopter in the sea off southern Iceland a year ago. One was found on Tiree in January and the second was found in the Faroese island of Sandoy   Read More ...
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Portugal v Latvia Betting: Oppose goals despite Ronaldo's recent good run
Portugal v Latvia Betting: Oppose goals despite Ronaldo's recent good run Despite the European champions winning big in their last two matches and being red-hot favourites to do so again, the smart money should go on a lower scoring game. Portugal have responded to the disappointment of losing their opening match of this qualifying campaign away to Switzerland by recording convincing back-to-back wins over Andorra and the Faroe Islands. The European champions were without Cristiano Ronaldo for the game in Basel,   Read More ...
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Portugal 'have to win' remaining qualifiers - Santos
Portugal 'have to win' remaining qualifiers - Santos The European champions cruised to another 6-0 World Cup qualifying win and the coach has called for them to win the remainder of their games. Portugal coach Fernando Santos believes his side must win all of their remaining World Cup qualifiers if they are to secure an automatic place at the 2018 finals. Santos' side made light work of the Faroe Islands on Monday, crushing them 6-0 thanks to an   Read More ...
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Faroe Islands 0-6 Portugal: Andre Silva hat-trick seals victory for European champions
Faroe Islands 0-6 Portugal: Andre Silva hat-trick seals victory for European champions The promising Porto striker stretched his tally in the World Cup qualifying phase to four goals to inspire Fernando Santos' charges to a comfortable win in Torsvollur. Portugal's long search for a goal-scoring centre-forward to aid Cristiano Ronaldo could be over after 20-year-old striker Andre Silva netted a first-half hat-trick in Monday's 6-0 World Cup qualifying hammering of the Faroe Islands. Ronaldo has been relied upon as the country's main   Read More ...
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Portugal bring Faroes down to earth
Portugal bring Faroes down to earth Portugal's Andre Silva scored a first-half hat-trick to set them on the way to a 6-0 demolition of the Faroe Islands in a World Cup qualifier on Monday, handing their opponents a reality check after they won in Latvia. Cristiano Ronaldo was also on target in the Group B game as Portugal hit six goals for the second time in four days following their rout of Andorra on Friday. Portugal   Read More ...
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Nani ruled out of Faroe Islands clash
Nani ruled out of Faroe Islands clash Valencia forward Nani has been ruled out of Portugal's World Cup qualifier away against the Faroe Islands on Monday due to injury, the Portuguese Football Federation said. Nani, 29, who played a starring role in Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph, already missed Portugal's 6-0 defeat of Andorra at home on Friday because of a muscle strain in his right leg. According to an evaluation by the Portuguese Football Federation's health department,   Read More ...
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Santos demands full Portugal focus against Faroe Islands
Santos demands full Portugal focus against Faroe Islands The 61-year-old wants his men to cut out the mistakes they made in the landslide win over Andorra when they take on the Group B surprise packages. Portugal coach Fernando Santos has already turned his attentions to the Faroe Islands after their 6-0 thrashing of Andorra, telling his men not to underestimate their opponents. Cristiano Ronaldo struck four times, to go with goals from Joao Cancelo and Andre Silva, as   Read More ...
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Ronaldo back in Portugal squad
Ronaldo back in Portugal squad Cristiano Ronaldo was named in the Portugal squad on Thursday after recovering from a knee injury that wrecked his Euro 2016 final and is expected to start in the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and the Faroe Islands. The European champions need the Real Madrid forward to start firing immediately after they suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Switzerland earlier this month to sit bottom of Group B after one   Read More ...
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150 Pilot Whales Slaughtered in Hvannasund Today
150 Pilot Whales Slaughtered in Hvannasund Today Today around 16:30, a pod of pilot whales was seen close to Viðoy and a group of boats gathered around them. While boats were driving the grind into the shore of Hvannasund, the pilot whales split into groups and some managed to escape. However, 120 pilot whales were driven to shore and slaughtered. When the first pod of whales were slaughtered, the decision was made to go out and catch   Read More ...
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Sean Kingston Mistakes Faroe Islands for Iceland
Sean Kingston Mistakes Faroe Islands for Iceland Sean Kingston tweeted this message after performing at Tórsfest two days ago. The only problem is that Tórsfest is in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Not in Iceland.. Share your opinion!   Read More ...
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Guðrun & Guðrun Empowers Syrian Refugees
Guðrun & Guðrun Empowers Syrian Refugees Ever since Gudrun & Gudrun – the Faroese knitwear brand behind Sarah Lund’s woollen jumper in the cult Danish TV series, The Killing – stitched its first sweater, an ethos of sustainability was spun into the company’s fabric. Not only did it champion traditional hand-knitting methods with its team of 30 knitters on the Faroe Islands, but it developed two fully-fledged women’s empowerment projects at outposts in Jordan and Peru,   Read More ...
Places: Faroe Islands | 
Faroe Islands to Sell Parts of Faroese Fishing Rights in Auction
Faroe Islands to Sell Parts of Faroese Fishing Rights in Auction Høgni Hoydal, minister of fisheries and maritime affairs, is experimenting with the sale of the fishing quotas to get more out of the common fisheries resource. Instead of the politicians deciding how much companies should pay to catch the fish, companies must instead bid on quotas and let market forces decide how much money to pay for fishing. It happens after the Faroese Parliament adpoted a new law in April,   Read More ...
Places: Faroe Islands | 
FAE – Faroe Islands Airport Tag
FAE – Faroe Islands Airport Tag This unique t-shirt features a tag, as seen on airport luggage. The t-shirt is made from organic cotton. Category: Additional Information Color Black, White. Size X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large. Related Products   Read More ...
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Brandur Hendriksson to Play for Randers FC
Brandur Hendriksson to Play for Randers FC Danish soccer teams were first aware of the Faroese midfielder player in 2015, when he decided the Cup final for FCK against FC Vestsjælland in extra time. Since winter, Brandur Hendriksson has been leased from FCK to Vendsyssel in the first division, but after rental stay, it was clear that there was a future in Ståle Solbakken. Now, Randers FC will now enjoy the player who has his favorite position   Read More ...
Places: Faroe Islands | 
Faroese Beer Withdrawn From Market Due to Risk of Broken Glass
Faroese Beer Withdrawn From Market Due to Risk of Broken Glass There may be broken glass in Green Islands Stout beer. Therefore, the beer is being called back now. One Pint A/S withdraws a lot of Faroese beer Green Islands Stout from the market. This is due to the risk of being broken glass in the bottles, according to Danish food authorities. Glass shards can cause damage in the oral cavity, pharynx and stomach / intestinal region, warns the danish food   Read More ...
Places: Faroe Islands | 
Suspicion of a possible pathogenic ISA-virus on Bakkafrost farming site
Suspicion of a possible pathogenic ISA-virus on Bakkafrost farming site A routine surveillance test by the Veterinary Authority on farming site A-73 Hvannasund Norður has resulted in suspicion of fish being infected by pathogenic ISA-virus. The suspicion arose after the result in one cage indicated that the fish is infected by the so called HPR-del ISA-virus. Bakkafrost is preparing to take necessary actions. The Veterinary Authority will carry out further tests in this cage and all other cages in the   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
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The Queen of Faroese Music has Come Home!
The Queen of Faroese Music has Come Home! Annika Hoydal is counted among the Faroes’ greatest musical treasures, and she will be performing on the beach tonight. Tonight at 19:30 one of this country’s greatest musicians, Annika Hoydal, will take the big stage on the beach. With beautiful Gøtuvík as the perfect backdrop, Annika will perform songs from her newest album, Endurljós, alongside old hits like “Aldan” that all Faroe Islanders know by heart. Annika Hoydal, truly a   Read More ...
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Tags: Music | 
Places: Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Faroe Islands | 
Our house wears a shiny new outfit – a grass roof
Our house wears a shiny new outfit – a grass roof How did you spend your Monday afternoon? I have been watering the lawn, hose skywards, pointing at the crest. Now that the deed is done, I can share my excitement. Our house wears a shiny new outfit – a grass roof, perfectly matching the stunning 50-shades-of-green Faroese landscape. Driving around the islands, you will come across many sod roofs. They actually date back to the age of the Vikings, which,   Read More ...
Places: Faroe Islands | 
Sea Shepherd Fabricates a False Grind
Sea Shepherd Fabricates a False Grind Last night, Sea Shepherd Global published a status on Facebook about a pod of whales being found in Nólsoyarfjord around ten o’clock, where 150 boats drove them to the killing beach in Sandagerði for slaughtering. However, there was no grind, as Faroese authorities told Local.fo. The comments sections on Sea Shepherd’s Facebook page has been known for being heavily moderated, and this was also the case last tonight. Faroese locals   Read More ...
Places: Faroe Islands | 
Brexit: Britain can join the “triangle”
Brexit: Britain can join the “triangle” Britain has been offered a rather smaller vision of trade than the one it has just opted to exit. According to the Independent, one of the leaders of northern Europe has said Britain can join a “triangle” of countries in the northern Atlantic which do not belong to the EU. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland’s president for the past two decades, said he was pleased British businesses could join a “key   Read More ...
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Ocean rower Livar Nysted: „No time for babysitting out there“
Ocean rower Livar Nysted: „No time for babysitting out there“ No one to help. Nowhere to stop. Only the other side. Ocean rowing. One of the hardest sports in the world. Many say: the hardest of all. Pure torture rhythm. Two hours of rowing, two hours of sleeping. Row, sleep. Row, sleep. On and on. More people have been to space than have rowed the Atlantic Ocean. I’m just about to meet up with one of them. Livar Nysted (45).   Read More ...
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Grandma’s Basement to Perform at This Year’s Summar Festival
Grandma’s Basement to Perform at This Year’s Summar Festival Klaksvík’s own, Grandma’s Basement, will perform at this year’s Summar Festival’s Tent Scene. Grandma’s Basement is an lively party band from Klaksvík. Their genre is rock and all lyrics are in Faroese. “Grandma’s Basement” was founded in the basement of of of the member’s grandmas, and that’s where the band name originates from. The band has played several gigs in the last years and have also performed at the Summar   Read More ...
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Brexit effects already starting to appear in food prices
Brexit effects already starting to appear in food prices Britain voted to break away from the European Union today, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing a thunderous blow to the 60-year-old bloc that sent world markets plunging. Not everyone is happy with Britain’s decision. Bergur Zachariassen shot the photo shown on the left today at one of the food stores in Tórshavn, posted it on Facebook and pointed out this might have something to do with Brexit. If   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians |  David Cameron | 
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Faroese to vote on constitution in 2017
Faroese to vote on constitution in 2017 . The Faroese Government has begun preparations for a referendum on a Faroese constitution in 2017. Not a step towards independence, says the Prime Minister. The government platform devised by the coalition last year stated that “a new constitution will confirm that the Faroese people have self-determination in the Faroe Islands. This includes the right to determine their future constitutional status. The law will confirm and specify the self-determination and   Read More ...
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Tags: Referendum |  Constitution | 
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Faroese Mackerel, Herring And Blue Whiting Win MSC Certificates
Faroese Mackerel, Herring And Blue Whiting Win MSC Certificates Faroese fisheries landing over half a million tonnes of oily fish each year have been MSC certified as sustainable and well-managed fisheries. The Faroese herring fishery has been certified since 2012 and this is its first re-certification. The mackerel and blue whiting are new certificates. Faroe is part of the coastal states agreement between Faroe, Norway and the EU on pelagic (mid-water) fishing quotas and, like other MSC certified mackerel   Read More ...
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Johannesen nominated for two Reumert Awards
Johannesen nominated for two Reumert Awards Faroese actor Olaf Johannesen’s career is going from strength to strength. Last year Olaf Johannesen received a Reumert award for best male lead in three different plays. This year he is nominated in the category best male actor for his role in Puntila at the Royal Danish Theatre. He is also nominated for best play, Topmøde for de mest deprimerede (Summit meeting for the most depressed), at Teater Republique. Olaf   Read More ...
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Tags: Awards | 
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Whaling: The heated-up debate itself raises questions
Whaling: The heated-up debate itself raises questions During my work as a reporter and journalist, I did a story about a celebrity chef and his restaurant in Berlin. I didn’t only spend time in his kitchen. I also visited the small farm he got his products from, fruit, vegetables and meat. The farmer killed a duck, and ruby-red blood dripped down. Again and again, the „red seas“ around Faroe Islands are a hot topic not only on   Read More ...
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Plagiarism vs. originality debate takes centre stage in book reading
The novelist Virginia Woolf once said that if you want to come up afresh in thousands of minds and books long after you were dead, the way to do it is to start thinking for yourself.   Read More ...
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