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The Deepest Dive

In a Norwegian fjord ten Americans are doing what no one has ever done before. They dive and work at a depth of 320 meters (1065 feet). The divers have to succeed to secure the future of an oil-nation. But something goes terribly wrong.     DRH Design

The Deepest Dive - Summary

It was called the inverted moon landing. The deepest work dives ever. It was the dive that would make Norway unimaginably rich. In retrospect, it was called a success. How was it possible when one died, one was injured and a third party as far as my life is preserved?

Norwegian oil and gas pipelines

For 30 years, the government adopted a series of pipelines over the 300m deep Norwegian Trench, without it having been proven methods to repair them. Timeline of events: Journalist Kjersti Knudssøn Synnøve Bakke

Prosecutors did not know the truth

The prosecutor who dismissed Skånevik case never got to know that the Labour Inspectorate allowed divers to operate without reserve air. A young American died during a record dive. Now requires more that the case is resumed.

It tore at every stage. I wondered if I would survive

He screamed with pain. The German doctor just stood and watched and smoked cigar, says Egil Eid. In 1972, planned and approved Arbeidstilsynet an attempt dives that could have ended fatally for him and Per Ludvigsen.

The investigation of Skånevik-dive was a joke

Secretary of the committee that investigated the fatal dive in Skånevikfjord, said they never went Arbeidstilsynet. - It was typical with cut and paste from various reports, says Rune Olav Horstad.

Divers were threatened, fired if they spoke

Covers of the fatal accident in Skånevik is not unique, according to former deep sea diver. Oil Workers union calls for investigation and redress for the humiliation of the focal point. - Let the blame on the diver 2:09 COVERED: Former North Sea diver Øystein Haaland has experienced the adverse events were hushed up. Journalist  Simen Sundfjord Otterlei @simenso Journalist  Halvor Folgerø Journalist  Morten Nesvik   Published 21.10.2015, at. 3:05 p.m. DIED: David Hoover. PHOTO: PRIVATE Brennpunkt documentary "The deepest dive 'revealed Tuesday that the official investigation report following the fatal dive in Skånevikfjord in 1978 was changed , so that it appeared that David Hoover died of self-inflicted CO₂ poisoning. In reality there were technical problems that caused the death, a death that could have been avoided if the Labour Ins

NRK documentary wins prestigious Norwegian and international prices for investigative journalism

Synnøve Bakke, Kjersti Knudssøn and Alexander Vollvik Larsen receive the very respected journalism for the documentary "The Deepest Dive" and the well-known CIRCOM price. The NRK editorial "Brennpunkt" received the prestigious Norwegian SKUP-diploma for its documentary "The Deepest Dive". The team investigated what actually happened when the American diver David Hoover died - officially because of CO2-poisoning under an experimental dive to 320 meters in the Skånefjorden in Norway. At the same time in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, NRK proudly announces a first place at the CIRCOM awards for its investigative journalism for The Deepest Dive.

Rethinking Water Management

Some Louisiana government officials, including the ex-governor, took a few trips over to the Netherlands to "research" how the Dutch spent billions of dollars to protect themselves from the water. When they returned, they were quick to ask the federal government for their own billions, but failed to disclose how the Dutch are now rethinking their water management. The Dutch have decided that it is better to live in harmony with the sea, instead of fighting her with large levees and gates. This is the foundation that New Orleans was built on (Notice how the older parts did not flood), and it is something that deserves another look. More info located in this NY Times article:     DRH Design

Let's Go Dutch

I was listening to another podcast from NPR that further elaborated on how the Dutch are taking water management in another direction. They are now building floating slabs with flexible utilities in flood plain areas as well as inside the protected levee areas (that will no longer be expanded). The government is also paying people with farm land to use their property as an overflow, which tends to work better than trying to contain the rivers, and being surprised when the levee breaks. The point being for New Orleans is that it is a lot cheaper to work in harmony with nature, then trying to control her. That way, Louisiana can pay for her own water management, instead of relying on the rest of the country and the government.     DRH Design

Dungeons & Dragons isn't a weird game for nerds. It's a creative outlet for people like me - Joe Manganiello

April 21, 2018, 3:35 AM CDT / Updated April 21, 2018, 3:35 AM CDT By Joe Manganiello There are a few reasons that I think there's been a surge of interest in Dungeons & Dragons in the last few years. The cultural icons of my generations — and I'm now in my 40s — have all become nostalgic. For example, if you look at "Stranger Things," you'll see all the movie posters that my generation had on the walls, all the games we played and even the bikes we rode (in addition to the characters playing the game). I also think that there's been a return to analog for the young generation. Just look a the number of kids that are buying vinyl records; there's a purity to it.

2019 AIA Awards - Architecture - AIA

The 2019 Architecture program celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type. These stunning projects show the world the range of outstanding work architects create and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives. — Read on Link: