??Iceland News (Sat 14 Apr 2018)

  • Published on Apr 13, 2018

    10 incredible ways to see Iceland

    The land of fire and ice is awash with glaciers, towering volcanoes and geothermal pools. Add to that Reykjavik, its hip capital, and you have a destination that provides not just otherworldly sights but also plenty of culture. Whether you’re in search of …

    Source: Telegraph.co.uk
  • Published on 09:45 GMT

    Iceland’s 1st Black Citizen? An Ex-Slave and War Hero Denmark Now Disregards

    Danes’ long-ago status as slave owners and colonial masters rarely appears as a theme in mainstream culture. Today, Danish views of ethnic minorities are heavily influenced by recent tensions over waves of migration to Europe from the Middle East and …

    Source: International Herald Tribune
  • Published on 12:12 GMT

    Vikings Cleared the Forests, and Now Iceland Is Bringing Them Back

    Written by Melissa Breyer Before the first settlers arrived, forests covered up to 40 percent of what is now barren Iceland. Reforestation has been challenging, but progress is being made. One of the iconic and ironic beauties of Iceland is the barren, …

    Source: Care2 Healthy Living
  • Published on 06:14 GMT

    Iceland Adventures for the LGBT Traveler

    The fire and ice island of Iceland has never been on my radar for travels, but when I caught wind that WOW Air was soon launching direct service between St. Louis and Reykjavik, my interest was piqued. All I really knew at the time was that Bjork was from …

    Source: Vital Voice
  • Published on Apr 13, 2018

    Iceland Gets a Taste of Tomato Beer

    Iceland’s first tomato beer was unveiled yesterday at Friðheimar restaurant near Reykholt in South Iceland, Vísir reports. Family-owned Friðheimar is known for its tomatoes, which it cultivates in greenhouses all year round. The on-site restaurant is …

    Source: IcelandReview
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Iceland to play first cricket international

    Image copyright Iceland Cricket Image caption This pitch is unlikely to suit fast bowlers, which is just as well given the poor light Iceland’s cricket board has announced that its national team is embarking on a tour in which the country will play …

    Source: BBC
  • Published on Apr 13, 2018

    US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

    Source: Arutz Sheva
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Companies are funding enough new renewable energy to power Iceland

    Corporate America’s support for clean energy is gathering steam and expanding beyond big tech pioneers like Apple and Google. Companies signed deals that support the development of 2.8 gigawatts of new renewable power in the United States last year, …

    Source: CNBC
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Fantastic arctic foxes defy the odds in Iceland

    A host of adaptations have allowed these cunning creatures to thrive, despite the challenges. In the hierarchy of cuteness in which we humans love to arrange things, foxes usually rank pretty high. Their vulpine attributes bring to mind both dogs and cats …

    Source: Treehugger
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    GRECO Calls For Iceland to Strengthen its Systems Against Corruption

    In a newly published evaluation report by The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the Icelandic government is asked to strengthen its system against corruption and improper conduct. GRECO is a mutual evaluation mechanism …

    Source: Ice News
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Iceland: The tourism epidemic

    Iceland, a small North Atlantic island of 335,000 inhabitants, has become the latest destination for travellers looking for stunning scenery. By the end of 2017, it had welcomed more than two million tourists in a single year. Tourism has become the …

    Source: Al Jazeera
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    A song of Iceland fire

    Ten years ago, my husband and I checked into a dilapidated hotel in Paris. We were there to celebrate his 30th birthday. Our room was the size of a coffin and it smelled as if the guest before us had indeed been a rotting dead body. But it didn’t matter. …

    Source: theBookseller.com
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Arcade Fire to Play Iceland in August

    Canadian indie band Arcade Fire will hold a concert in Iceland this coming August, RÚV reports. It will be the band’s first performance in the country, though not for lack of previous efforts. Þorsteinn Stephensen, CEO of event production company Hr. …

    Source: IcelandReview
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Super Eagles Rise In FIFA Ranking; Argentina, Croatia, Iceland Drop

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up five places from 52nd to 47th position in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The ranking was published on FIFA’s official website. The Eagles’ friendly games against …

    Source: Online Nigeria
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Car Rental Industry Equals Agriculture in Iceland

    News By Jelena Ćirić April 12, 2018 12:01 The turnover of car rental companies in Iceland amounted to ISK 51 billion (USD 515m/EUR 417m) last year. This figure is equal to the turnover in Icelandic agriculture, according to preliminary figures from …

    Source: IcelandReview
  • Published on Apr 10, 2018

    Iceland to be first supermarket to remove palm oil from own-brand food

    Iceland will stop using palm oil in its own brand food by the end of the year, the supermarket chain announced on Tuesday. It said it was removing palm oil, which is linked to the destruction of swathes of rainforest, from 130 food products and replace it …

    Source: Independent
  • Published on Apr 12, 2018

    Ask the travel expert: What are the other must do’s apart from watching Northern Lights in Iceland?

    By Rakshit Desai I am travelling to Rome with a seven hours layover in Frankfurt. Is it possible to step out of the Frankfurt airport for a few hours? Kindly advise. While a seven-hour layover sounds like plenty of time, there a few things you need to …

    Source: Economic Times
  • Published on Apr 10, 2018

    UK’s Iceland supermarkets ban palm oil

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPalm oil can be found in everyday items ranging from peanut butter and chocolate to instant noodlesIceland is to stop using palm oil in own-brand products by the end of 2018. The Deeside-based …

    Source: BBC
  • Published on Apr 10, 2018

    Iceland bans palm oil from its own-brand foods by end of the year

    Richard Walker, Iceland’s managing director, said: “We don’t believe there is such a thing as guaranteed ‘sustainable’ palm oil available in the mass market, so we are giving consumers a choice to say no to palm for the first time.” “Having recently been …

    Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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