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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Michael A. Malia, a native of Nazareth, lawyer at Pringle Quinn Anzano, P.C. has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the nation's top 1 percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to...

    Report finds few colleges have a Shakespeare requirement

    As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days." The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has found that less than 8 percent of the nation's top universities require English majors to take a course focused on Shakespeare. The study, "The...

    Scholarship app company wins Under Armour business competition

    Scholarship app company wins Under Armour business competition
    The maker of a web application that helps students find college scholarships has won a business competition chaired by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. Scholly, founded by Drexel University student Christopher Gray, took the top prize at this year's Cupid'...

    Family continues fundraising for brain cancer research after son's death

    AKRON, Ohio A local teen who inspired his family to start a local foundation that has raised nearly $600,000 for brain tumor research has died, but his legacy continues. Joseph "Joe" Blanda, 19, passed away April 9 nine days before a second annual dinner...