Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Norway - the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights

OSLO, Norway, November 27, 2013 

"To see the Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky is a 'once in a lifetime experience'. We want to enable more people to experience the Northern Lights in Norway this winter by making it more accessible," says Per-Arne Tuftin, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway. Today he launches a brand new mobile app, Norway Lights, making it easier to predict the appearance of the Northern Lights.

According to scientists, 2013 is said to be a record year for the Northern Lights. Now researchers predict the winter season of 2014/2015 to be another good year for spotting the Northern Lights as well.
"Arctic Norway is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights," according to the director of tourism in Norway, Per-Arne Tuftin. He promises a spectacular display this winter.

Norway - the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights
If the conditions are right, you can experience the Northern Lights all over Norway; however, the northern lights appear much more frequently across the Arctic Circle in the northern parts of Norway.
"Norway is in the centre of the Northern Lights zone, so the probability of seeing the lights are very likely on any cloud-free night between October and March. Though the Northern Lights are visible in other countries, Northern Norway's easy accessibility and optimal conditions make it one of the best places on Earth to see them," Tuftin claims.
"Accessibility and climate conditions make Northern Norway a great destination for experiencing the Northern Lights. There is no other place in the world where chances are higher," adds Per-Arne Tuftin.

New, free and easy-to-use, app: NorwayLights
During the last decade it has become easier to predict the weather and upcoming Northern Lights conditions. Visitnorway wants to make this knowledge available to anyone interested in experiencing the Northern Lights for themselves and launches a brand new free mobile app, called NorwayLights.

"We are happy to see that an increasing number of tourists are coming to Norway to chase the mysterious Northern Lights for themselves. We hope that our new free app, NorwayLights, will make it even easier to spot the northern lights this winter," says Tuftin.
Download the free app here:

Contact US:
Harald Hansen
Tel.: +1-212-885-9751
Fax: +1-212-885-9710
harald.hansen@innovationnorway.no

SOURCE Visitnorway

Monday, November 11, 2013

Philosophy Night 2 (Variant)


by F Guzzardi
After the release of my book: "Ermeneutica dell'evidente" I realized that criticizing religions (especially Catholic) causes discomfort not only among believers but also among Catholics by tradition, as are most of the Italian people. My brother first took me off from his friends in Facebook - My eldest son suggested me not to talk about religion because `says," people do not like to be told things that go against their beliefs. " I must admit that miss the friendship (even if only virtual) of a brother makes me even laugh  given the paucity of the story, while I take seriously is the suggestion of my son that I consider sensible and intelligent person, then I stop talking about religions ( at least not to suffer provocations) and move on to other thoughts.
Now, making the point of what people are interested in addition to the miracles of various Madonnas around the world, the pope and Padre Pio, another point of interest in social
media, are the recipes, and then came to my mind  an old Sicilian recipe of my mother prepared as God! (Hops.. Sorry), it is "A pasta co niuru re Siccia" for those who do not understand the Sicilian "pasta with squid ink," Now, although it seems an easy recipe
because is not at all,  as my mother would say "a Siccia a'ssire frisca, si no levici manu" Translation: "The squid fish must be fresh if it not, forget it." 
 

Pasta with squid ink
Ingredients for 4 people: 2 medium sized squid clean and with the bag of black liquid, a medium-sized finely chopped onion, a clove of garlic, two bay leaves, a fresh sprig of rosemary, a glass of dry white wine , two tablespoons of tomato paste, two glasses of water, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, half kg. of spaghetti.
Procedure: Cut the squid in strips end, put in a pan  the chopped onion, garlic, bay leaf, rosemary and two tablespoons of oil,  then add the squid, sauté everything for 2 minutes, then washed down with white wine and then the tomatoes, water, salt and red pepper, cook it all for about twenty minutes on low heat and season the noodles cooked al dente with this sauce and  some grated Parmigiano Reggiano (one of the few cases in which goes well with fish) and not be ashamed to go with it a red (trust me) Cerasuolo di Vittoria from Planeta or Tancredi from Donnafugata.The result is excellent!

PS My mother advised "to Sciacquarisi a vucca" rinse the mouth after eating, but this is also a Sicilian way   used to interrupt those who are going to be silly or has just finished telling her  idiot comments....