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Telemark

(tĕ`ləmärk), county (1995 pop. 163,143), 5,915 sq mi (15,320 sq km), SE Norway, bordering on the Skagerrak in the east. Skien (the capital), Porsgrunn, Kragerø, and Notodden are the chief towns. The county includes the Hardangervidda plateau in the northwest and the Tokke River, and it is noted for its lakes, mountain scenery, and handicrafts. Farming, mining, fishing, lumbering, and the manufacture of forest products, chemicals, and porcelain are the main occupations. Much hydroelectric power is produced in Telemark. It was there that skiing as a sport first became popular (late 19th cent.).
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Making a proper Telemark turn generally requires a lot of practice--beginners should first learn the skill on relatively fiat terrain.
The companies employ 110 people and have a turnover of nearly NOK250m (USD42m/EUR30.6m).Country: Norway, Sector: Construction/Real EstateTarget: Telemark Vestfold Utvikling AS, Telemark Vestfold Entreprenor ASBuyer: Peab ABType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
HEROIC: Above, paratroopers, left, Norway's Rjukan Nitrate plant in and a film poster for The Heroes of Telemark
Guardsman James Cox, who serves with Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards, took on the tough, physical test of telemark racing following a two-week training session in the Alps.
Great skiing conditions this year mean there is likely to be keen interest in MGM's latest development, Le Telemark, at Tignes Le Lac
Based on its customer opinion study findings, Telemark compares areas such as bid, installation, operation and billing between eight global data network service operators.
Telemark reportedly regularly measures customer satisfaction with global service providers and it has recently published its 16th worldwide survey.
* BEAR VALLEY Hit your mark You don't have to visit Norway to learn telemark, the bended-knee turning technique used in nordic skiing.
His flexed-knee, free-heel turn was named after the town of his origin, Telemark, Norway.
Telemark Productions, Richmond, Calif., an independent developer of multimedia software, has unveiled "Telemark's Guide to Dogs v.2.0," CD-ROM, an interactive resource for dog lovers.
The businesses are: Telemark (leasing), Agway Insurance, Seedway and its agronomy business.
MPR believes Texas Instruments' claims that its EEMBC Telemark is better than that of its 300 MHz 6203 (with a Telemark of 68.5) even after normalizing for frequency.