Thirty Lambs Killed in Car Accident

sheep-roundup2007_esaA truck transporting almost 300 lambs to the slaughterhouse overturned by the farm Straumur in Hróarstunga, Fljótsdalshérað, East Iceland, on Thursday afternoon. Around 30 lambs were killed in the accident but the driver and passenger were unharmed.

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Eva Joly: Iceland Should be a Role Model

evajolyNorwegian-French magistrate Eva Joly, who served as assistant to Iceland’s Special Prosecutor after the banking collapse, gave a presentation about the global economic crisis at Harpa, the concert and conference center in Reykjavík on Friday.

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No Decision on Raising Katla Volcano Levees

myrdalsjokull-katla_psNo decision was made at the meeting between geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, district commissioner of Hvolsvöllur Kjartan Þorkelsson and representatives of the Icelandic Road Administration yesterday as to whether the levees to the east of Vík should be raised to fend off a glacier outburst caused by a possible eruption in the volcano Katla, which lies underneath the Mýrdalsjökull icecap.

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Rufe nach höherem Rentenalter

old-man_esaDer Chef der isländischen Beschäftigungsvereinigung ASÍ, Gunnar Björnsson, sagte auf einem Treffen im Hotel Nordica am Mittwoch, dass das Pensionierungsalter in Island von derzeit 67 Jahre sukkzessive auf 70 Jahre angehoben werden müsse.

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