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Bigger Plan for Iceland’s Nikita

snowboard_psAmer Sports is acquiring Nikita ehf., an Icelandic snowboarding-inspired action sports apparel brand which focuses on female consumers, as announced on Friday. The annual net sales of Nikita are approximately EUR 8 million (ISK 1.3 billion, USD 10 million).

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Seabirds Feast on Dead and Dying Herring

seagulls-grimsey-harbor_psDead and dying herring on the beaches of Breiðafjörður fjord in west Iceland attract thousands of birds. Forty sea eagles were spotted at Jónsnes. Stench extends from the decaying fish and spreads in the thaw.

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Paarungszeit: Isländische Schafe gehen es an

ram-snow-myvatn_psObwohl während der aktuellen Paarungszeit etwa 30.000 Schafe in entsprechenden Besamungszentren in Süd- und West-Island besamt werden, gibt es immer noch ein paar blæsma-Schafe, wie die Paarungsbereiten genannt werden, die Besuch von Widdern bekommen und die Sache auf ganz natürlichem Wege angehen.

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Anklage gegen ehemaligen Glitnir-Bank-Geschäftsführer erhoben

glitnir-headq_ipaDas Büro des Sonderstaatsanwalts in Island, verantwortlich für die Untersuchung des Bankenzusammenbruchs, hat Klage gegen Lárus Welding, Geschäftsführer der Glitnir-Bank von 2006 bis zur Übernahme der Bank durch den Staat 2008, sowie einen weiteren Bänker, Guðmundur Hjaltason, erhoben.

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Foreign Ministry to Take Over Icesave Affair

icesave-logoIt was revealed during a meeting with the Icelandic Alþingi parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday that it is in the authority of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to lead the dialogue between Iceland and the ESA because of the Icesave court case.

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Other Glitnir Bank Indictee Named

glitnir-headq_ipaIt was revealed yesterday that the Office of the Special Prosecutor in Iceland, responsible for investigating the banking collapse in 2008, has filed charges against Guðmundur Hjaltason, the former managing director of Glitnir Bank’s company division, along with former CEO of the defunct bank, Lárus Welding.

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Ólöf Arnalds gibt Wintersonnwend-Konzert

olofarnaldsDie isländische Sängerin Ólöf Arnalds feiert die Wintersonnwende am 21. Dezember mit einem Konzert im Café Flóra im Botanischen Garten von Reykjavík, bei dem sie zusammen mit Bassist Skúli Sverrisson auftreten wird.

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Reykjavík Landmark Perlan Sold

perlan-dark-lights_psThe executives of Reykjavík Energy (Orkuveita Reykjavíkur; OR) have signed a preliminary contract to sell Perlan (The Pearl) to the highest bidder for close to ISK 1.7 billion (USD 14 million, EUR 11 million); to unnamed investors in the construction and travel industries.

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Three Children Get Lost Looking for Christmas Trees

christmastree01_goThree children lost track of their parents while looking for the perfect Christmas tree in the nature conservation area Heiðmörk in Reykjavík on Sunday. Two were found before police and a rescue team were called out at about 5 pm to look for a nine-year-old boy who was still lost.

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