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Day: September 8, 2009

Islands berühmtester Demonstrant ist tot

Helgi Hóseasson, aka „Islands Demonstrant“ starb am vergangenen Sonntag in einem Pflegeheim in Reykjavík. An der Ecke von Langholtsvegur und Holtavegur, wo er mit seinen Protestschildern über viele Jahre stand, haben Menschen Blumen und Kerzen aufgebaut.

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Norwegian Investors to Help Iceland’s Economy

A group of Norwegian investors under the lead of Endre Roesjoe want to dedicate ISK 20 billion to long-term investments in Iceland. Roesjoe has met with the representatives of the Icelandic pension funds, discussing their cooperation on this matter.

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Severe Cutbacks at Icelandic Natural History Museum

The government is planning to cut its funding to the Icelandic Natural History Museum by 25 percent in next year’s national budget and now it appears as if the museum cannot reopen in the coming years. The opening was originally scheduled for this fall.

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Iceland’s Protestor Remembered

Helgi Hóseasson, a.k.a. “Iceland’s Protestor,” died at the Grund nursing home in Reykjavík on Sunday at 89. People have placed candles and flowers where Hóseasson used to stand with his protest signs, on the corner of Langholtsvegur and Holtavegur.

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Iceland Ties Norway 1-1 in Football

The game between Iceland and Norway in men’s football on Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík on Saturday ended with a draw, 1-1. This was Iceland’s final game in qualifying round for the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa.

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More than 1,000 Icelanders Move Back Home

Since the economic crisis hit Iceland last fall, mass emigration has often been reported on in the local media. However, during the first half of 2009, 1,131 Icelandic citizens moved to Iceland from foreign countries—a similar number as the year prior.

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