Friday, February 25, 2005

Sunday, February 13, 2005

http://www.five.tv/

Combat Club (Entertainment)

Time - 10:30 - 11:00 (30 minutes long)

When - Sunday 13th February on five

Viking Wrestling. Series in which six children aged between ten and 12 take part in a training programme at a remote castle, taking on a new fighting sport each week.

The children learn Viking-style wrestling, which has slightly different rules to the modern-day sport.
The top two ranked children go forward to the final fight and the lowest-ranked must complete a forfeit.(Repeat, Subtitles, Stereo)

an excellent introductionto the sport with two viking re-enactors of impresive skill

Thursday, February 10, 2005

I was looking for the translation of a danish word

Google Search: Forpagter english

lead to Danish English Dictionary

forpagter

Webster's Online Dictionary - The Rosetta Edition

the whole was triggered by RootsWeb Message Boards - Message [ Ribe ]

I've figured out most of the words in the census, but am confused as to Carl's occupation ... "Forpagter af Eiendommen." Can you please tell me what that is?

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Times Online - Comment- THE LEADER:

The likely re-election in Denmark today of another Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, is also of relevance. His centre-right coalition has a comfortable lead over the opposition Social Democrats, and he looks set to change Danish politics as decisively as Mr Thaksin has broken the mould in Thailand. Mr Rasmussen has taken decisive measures in three key areas — tax, immigration and the Iraq war — that go against years of so-called Scandinavian thinking. He has sent 500 Danish troops to Iraq, has cut taxes and promised a compassionate but more flexible welfare state. He has also drastically revised the laws on immigration and asylum, which shows that not only Britain is grappling with these complex issues.

What links the two prime ministers is their no-nonsense practicality. In Mr Thaksin’s case, this is helped by charisma and a personal fortune lavishly spent in his own cause. For Mr Rasmussen, the challenge is greater: to wean Danes from their dependency on a high-spending, paternalist state and to introduce a freedom of choice more akin to Thatcherism than the increasingly dated Swedish model. Opinion polls indicate that he may have succeeded, even if he has, pragmatically, left much of Denmark’s social provision untouched for now.
Islam Online- News Section: "The right-wing anti-immigrant Danish People's Party (DPP) - whose support in parliament is key to Rasmussen's coalition government - also played the immigration card last week, calling for the expulsion of immigrants.
"I don't see any racism in this, I don't care where they come from,"
Soren Espersen, spokesman for the DPP which became the third-biggest party in 179-seat parliament in 2001, told Reuters.
Many Danes, however, are uncomfortable with the government's strict immigration policies. "

Danish Muslims are estimated at 170,000 or around 3 per cent of population and
Islam is Denmark's second largest religion after the Lutheran Protestant Church, which is actively followed by four-fifths of the country's population of 5.3 million.
Sang: Fastelavn er mit navn,
boller vil jeg have,
hvis jeg ingen boller får,
så laver jeg ballade.

Boller op, boller ned,
boller i min mave,
hvis jeg ingen boller får,
så laver jeg ballade.


Sangen "Fastelavn er mit navn" synges af børn, når de er ude at rasle med deres raslebøsse (en dåse med hul i toppen til at samle penge ind i) ved fastelavn for at samle penge ind til køb af fastelavnsbollerne.

Google Image Search: Fastelavnsboller

Fastelavnsboller
from
Home Page by Erik Østergaard

Monday, February 07, 2005

Google Search: thorning schmidtHelle Thorning-Schmidt is a young politician who
is as much at home in the European political arena
and her representaive was handing out croissants at the bus stops, Tranglen Østerbro Copenhagen

Danish Social Democratic MEP

Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Stem personligt på Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Bor
du på Østerbro, Ydre Nørrebro, Nordvest, Brønshøj, Vanløse Socialdemokraterne - Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Google image Search: thorning schmidt

thanks

not eaten it yet tho'!