The Swedish History Museum Want to bathe in your curiosity of the Viking Age for little to no cost? At the Swedish History Museum, there are exhibitions and projects running that will teach you all you need to know. The Viking exhibition itself, managed by curator Gunnar Andersson, is full of many artifacts and objects from the Viking Age. The Local recently had the privilege of talking to Andersson about the exhibition and other ones traveling the world. "I think what people really appreciate with this exhibition is that you get to see a lot of objects, original ones, fantastic pieces of handicraft and of smithery," he says. The Swedish History Museum currently has two exhibitions running around the world under the name, "We Call Them Vikings". They have been in North America, and are now in Australia and France. READ ALSO: Viking warrior found in Sweden was a woman, researchers confirm If you’re a newcomer to Viking culture, and you would like a more well-rounded idea of … [Read more...] about How to be a Viking in Stockholm: Where to go and what to do
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The Vikings front office, headed by General Manager Rick Spielman with the help of assistant GM George Paton, has been applauded for its ability to make smart draft picks and build depth by re-signing those draft picks before they hit free agency. But there has been a major change in the Vikings’ spending habits the past two seasons as it becomes clearer that they view this window as their chance to win a Super Bowl, and the front office and team ownership is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. In the past two seasons, the Vikings have signed $209 million worth in total contracts to 15 unrestricted free agents, according to Spotrac.com. Compare that to the $267 million in contracts they signed 52 unrestricted free agents from 2011 to 2016, and you can see how focused they have become not just on giving out money but on giving it out in big numbers to key players. The average contract for an unrestricted signing the past two seasons has been about $13.9 million … [Read more...] about Vikings amp up spending in quest for Super Bowl
Merrillville assistant football coach Brian Parker was formally hired as head coach at Hanover Central on Tuesday."It's been a career goal of mine to eventually be a head football coach," Parker said. "I live 10 minutes from the high school, so when the opportunity presented itself, I figured, what the heck, I'll put my name in there and see where the chips fall and I'm lucky they fell in my favor."An all-state football and baseball player at Crown Point, Parker spent seven years at Merrillville, working with the running back, receivers, linebackers and special teams over that span. He was slated to be the offensive coordinator next season."Obviously, coaches talk within the fraternity and everybody has their eyes on Hanover," Parker said. "Things could explode there." -- Jim PetersBaseballMunster 12, Kankakee Valley 0, 5 inn.: Costa Sirounas and Cade Howard both drove in three runs for the Mustangs in a Northwest Crossroads Conference rout.Alex Weakland earned the win with a … [Read more...] about TUESDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP: Brian Parker named Hanover Central football coach
Now that the Minnesota Vikings have extended the contract of the first of their core potential free agents, linebacker Eric Kendricks last week for $50 million for five years, negotiations for defensive end Danielle Hunter could become very interesting. So much that it could take designating a franchise tag on Hunter if a mega-contract agreement can’t be reached. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Hunter, who has had 25.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Minnesota, doesn’t turn 24 until October. Talent that young is hard to find in the NFL, making Hunter’s value as a potential free agent after the coming season in the $15 million per year range. That’s more than Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen’s $14.5 million per season average. Franchising Hunter for the 2019 season could cost the Vikings about $18 million. The team can’t afford to let him go. Kendricks’ $50 million deal could turn out to be the least expensive of the Vikings’ other … [Read more...] about Charley Walters: Will Vikings’ Danielle Hunter get franchise tag?
0 Have your say Leeds Rhinos could be unchanged when they visit Hull on Thursday Rhinos coach Brian McDermott will select from the 17 players beaten 9-8 by Wigan Warriors last week, plus Brett Ferres and Josh Walters.They both dropped out of the side for last Friday’s game after featuring in the previous weekend’s win at Wakefield Trinity.Hooker Brad Dwyer, who was named in the squad to face Wigan but did not feature, has been ruled out due to a fractured elbow.He suffered the injury in Rhinos’ Good Friday draw at Huddersfield Giants and played against Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity before the break was diagnosed.Rhinos are still without Liam Sutcliffe (foot), Mitch Garbutt (knee), Nathaniel Peteru (biceps) and Jack Walker (ankle), plus Jimmy Keinhorst who has joined Widnes Vikings on loan.This week’s game will be Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s 400th for Leeds and Adam Cuthbertson’s 100th.Forwards Sika Manu, Mark Minichiello and Dean … [Read more...] about Leeds Rhinos squad named for Hull clash