Blackout over most of Iceland

Large parts of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iceland were without electricity for more than one hour yesterday due to a malfunction in a transformer plant. According to Fréttabladid daily, the blackout is not believed to have caused any significant financial damage.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Free parking for eco-friendly cars big success

Owners of nearly 25 percent of all eco-friendly cars in Reykjavík have applied for a token that will secure them a free parking space in the capital. So many people have applied that the token supplies are running low, Fréttabladid daily reports.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Full GSM-coverage on the ring road in January

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />Travelers in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iceland can expect to have full GSM-coverage everywhere on the ring road from January 2008, according to Fréttabladid daily.

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Enex to build six geothermal plants in Bavaria

Icelandic geothermal company Enex, owned by Reykjavík Energy Company and Geysir Green Energy, plans to build six geothermal plants in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Bavaria in Germany in the next few years.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Shortage of kindergarten teachers

More than 100 teaching posts are still unmanned at Reykjavík’s kindergartens. This means that around 200 children could be without a place at a kindergarten next winter.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Abundance of berries throughout Iceland

Warm weather in June and July is the main explanation for a first-class berry harvest in most of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iceland, according to Sveinn Rúnar Hauksson, Iceland’s berry mogul. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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