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Fridtjof Nansen


 (năn′sən, nän′-), Fridtjof 1861-1930.
Norwegian explorer, zoologist, and politician who led an Arctic expedition (1893-1896) and directed the League of Nations relief programs for refugees of World War I. He won the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize.


(Biography) Fridtjof (ˈfridjɔf). 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888–89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893–96), attaining a record 86° 14′ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920–22): Nobel peace prize 1922


(ˈnæn sən, ˈnɑn-)

Fridtjof, 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, zoologist, and statesman: Nobel peace prize 1922.
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Satellite measurements reveal that the extent of sea ice has decreased in both the Arctic and Antarctic since 1978, reports a team of scientists from the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Bergen, Norway.
A great outdoorsman, Nansen set off in August 1888 with an expedition of six to traverse Greenland from east to west.
In 1888 the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) landed on the eastern shore of Greenland with five others.
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OSLO, Norway -- Deltek (Nasdaq: PROJ) today announced that Norwegian research foundation Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) has implemented the Deltek Maconomy[R] enterprise solution to better control its budget and cost, enhance its project management and resource planning processes and optimize visibility across its entire organization.
BIRMINGHAM'S Bullring bull was given a Spotacular makeover by pupils from Nansen Primary School to mark Lloyds Bank and BBC Children in Need's new schools fundraising campaign.
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Geneva -- Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan, has won the 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.
In May, all three of Park View Education al Trust's schools - Park View in Alum Rock, Nansen Education Nicky Morgan Educational Trust's schools - Park View in Alum Rock, Nansen Primary in Saltley, and Golden Hillock in Sparkhill - were placed in special measures following snap Ofsted inspections triggered by the scandal.
His report came after a Mirror investigation recorded Shahid Akmal, former governors' chief at Birmingham's Nansen Primary, making sexist, racist and homophobic statements.
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