🇮🇸Iceland News (Thu 09 Aug 2018)

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  • Published on 06:37 GMT

    Erik Hamren Presented as New Coach of Iceland

    Erik Hamren Presented as New Coach of Iceland COPENHAGEN – Erik Hamren, former head coach for the Sweden national team, was presented on Wednesday as the new coach of Iceland, succeeding Heimir Hallgrimsson, who resigned after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in …

    Source: Latin American Herald Tribune
  • Published on 05:28 GMT

    Rebel Wilson enjoys a holiday at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

    She’s been busy shooting scenes for her latest film Isn’t It Romantic with Liam Hemsworth. And Rebel Wilson, 38, enjoyed a well-earned break in Iceland this week. The Hollywood actress looked happy and relaxed while swimming at the famous Blue …

    Source: Charleston Daily Mail
  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Five Degrees acquires Libra in Iceland

    Acquisition allows Dutch Fintech to offer full digital banking solutions to global markets. Amsterdam, July 26th – Five Degrees , the Dutch Fintech in banking software, acquires Libra, a leading provider of core banking IT systems in the financial sector …

    Source: Bob’s Guide
  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Israeli company to deliver food by drone in Iceland

    (JNS) – An Israeli technology firm is providing takeout-food delivery services to Icelanders in the capital of Reykjavík, expanding its supply routes from one test route to 13. Almost half of Reykjavík will be able to receive delicacies delivered by drone …

    Source: Jewish World
  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Iceland name Swede Hamren as new coach

    Former Sweden coach Erik Hamren was on Wednesday announced as Iceland’s new manager, replacing Heimir Hallgrimsson who stepped down after leading the island nation to its first World Cup in Russia. Selected ahead of 30 other candidates, the 61-year-old …

    Source: Punch Newspapers

  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Iceland are selling low-calorie and alcohol wine as demand grows – and bottles are under £6

    The trend for low calorie and alcohol wine shows no sign of slowing down, and as we continue into summer, Iceland have announced their latest Streamline range to meet the demands for a conscientious cup. Iceland’s wine is priced at just £5.49 a pop, …

    Source: Mirror
  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Breakdown Leaves South Iceland Without Electricity

    Power has returned following a breakdown that left South Iceland in the dark yesterday, RÚV reports. A breakdown at Rarik substation around noon left all of Hveragerði and large parts of Ölfus without power for most of the day. Three diesel generators …

    Source: IcelandReview
  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Solar Eclipse Visible from Iceland on Saturday

    A solar eclipse seen from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, 2015. Photo: Páll Stefánsson. A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Iceland on August 11. A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Iceland this Saturday, August 11, RÚV reports. The eclipse …

    Source: IcelandReview
  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Iceland could be coming to Ipswich retail park

    PUBLISHED: 16:04 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 08 August 2018 Paul Geater The Range opened at the Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich last year. Picture: GREGG BROWN The company, which has a busy store in Sailmakers next to the Tower Ramparts bus station, is …

    Source: Ipswich Star
  • Published on Aug 8, 2018

    Icelandair: Number Of Passengers In July Down 5 Pct Yoy

    March 1 (Reuters) – ICELANDAIR GROUP HF ::HAS DECIDED TO EXECUTE A SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO REDUCE SHARE CAPITAL OF COMPANY.SHARE REPURCHASE WILL AT MOST AMOUNT TO 50 MILLION SHARES OR 1.00% OF TOTAL SHARE CAPITAL.SHARES WILL NOT BE PURCHASED …

    Source: Reuters

  • Published on Aug 7, 2018

    Iceland Named Most Peaceful Country in the World for the 11th Year in a Row

    In the twelfth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), a ranking of 163 independent states and territories has been made according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading …

    Source: Hua Hin Today
  • Published on Aug 7, 2018

    Could Iceland be coming to the Anglia Retail Park on the edge of Ipswich?

    PUBLISHED: 16:04 07 August 2018 Paul Geater The Range opened at the Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich last year. Picture: GREGG BROWN The company, which has a busy store in Sailmakers next to the Tower Ramparts bus station, is to start selling its food in …

    Source: East Anglian Daily Times
  • Published on Aug 7, 2018

    Former Sweden coach Hamren set to take over at Iceland

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — South African soccer club Mamelodi Sundowns says former Sweden coach Erik Hamren has been released from his contract to take over Iceland’s national team. Swedish Radio says Hamren, who coached Sweden’s national team from 2009-16 and …

    Source: WFED
  • Published on Aug 7, 2018

    Iceland’s answer to Amazon adds drone routes to urban deliveries

    Drone deliveries have officially arrived … just not anywhere close to where you’re probably reading this. Iceland’s largest native online marketplace, Aha.is, has been offering drone delivery along one limited route in Reykjavik for the last …

    Source: SmartPlanet.com
  • Published on Aug 6, 2018

    Faux-rizo: Iceland to sell 13 vegan-friendly foods, including chorizo replica

    The UK’s first faux meat chorizo will go on sale in September, as part of what is claimed to be the largest single supermarket range of frozen plant-based foods. Frozen food specialist Iceland is bolstering its freezer offering with 13 new own-brand …

    Source: The Guardian

  • Published on Aug 6, 2018

    HOPEWELL: Non-profit shares story, Icelandic adventure through film premiere

    On a night in December 2016, Jodi O’Donnell-Ames —  Hopewell resident and founder and president of non-profit Hope Loves Company (HLC)  — decided to drive to Burlington for a Startup Story Slam. The event was held for small business owners to share their …

    Source: Hopewell Valley News
  • Published on Aug 6, 2018

    Iceland may be looking at its ‘next bubble’

    Iceland tourism has exploded in recent years thanks to the global financial crisis, a volcanic eruption, and a new airline. But now some experts — including locals — believe that the country is going through a tourism bubble. “They’re concerned about that …

    Source: Video Games UK & Ireland Yahoo
  • Published on Aug 6, 2018

    Minke whales win a victory in Iceland

    Despite international moratoriums, some countries continue the practice of whaling. But if you make whaling economically difficult, it becomes much harder to sustain — and that creates a change in habits. Iceland, for one, is done. The country’s …

    Source: Mother Nature Network
  • Published on Aug 6, 2018

    ‘One stop shop’ The Range signs deal with Iceland to start selling frozen food

    Discount chain The Range has signed a new partnership with Iceland to bring frozen food to a trio of UK stores. The home and garden retailer said it will open Iceland concessions in three shops as part of an initial trial run in Liverpool and the Midlands …

    Source: Sunday People