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Friday, 15 February 2013 18:30

Alyssa Miller, who models for the 2013 swimwear issue of Sports Illustrated, stated she had feared she would freeze to death wile posing in a bikini for a different photo shoot at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland.

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Jökulsárlón. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

“I had to lay across an iceberg in a bikini,” Miller was quoted on latimes.com. She described the experience as “the craziest shoot” she had ever participated in. “I thought I was going to die. We had to do five minutes on, then take time off so I could warm up.”

Iceland is becoming a popular destination for film crews and photo...

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:16
 
Teen Gets Five Years for Attempted Murder PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 February 2013 13:30

Reykjanes District Court gave an 18-year-old a five-year non-suspended prison sentence on Wednesday for having stabbed his father’s partner multiple times with a knife in her apartment on April 21, 2012. The woman was severely injured but surgery saved her life.

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Reykjanes. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The father and son lived in the same building as the woman but in a different apartment, visir.is reports.

The convict confessed to having assaulted the woman but denied having intended to hurt or kill her. He had wanted to threaten her to make her go away and leave his father alone, he...

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:17
 
Fishing Company to Quit Trading with Icelandic Parties PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 April 2012 03:00

Deutsche Fischfang Union (DFFU), the subsidiary of Icelandic fishing company Samherji, has decided to temporarily cease all trading with Icelandic legal entities. DFFU is suspected of having violated laws on currency trading, as reported last week.

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Icelandic cod. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

The company will not sell its products through Icelandic sales companies, seek the services of Icelandic companies or bring its catch to shore in Iceland, visir.is reports.

Also, DFFU feels forced to terminate its agreement on delivering materials for fish processing to Samerji’s plant in Dalvík,

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 07:32
 
Photos: Iceless Iceland Volcano Lake Causes Speculation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:45

There is currently no ice on Öskjuvatn, the crater lake of the volcano Askja in the northeastern highlands, which is unusual for this time of year. There are two possible reasons: increased geothermal activity or a snow-light winter; scientists lean towards the first option.

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A screenshot from the website of Vatnajökull National Park.

“Usually Öskjuvatn is covered in ice until the summer, June or July,” Björn Oddsson, a geologist at the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences, who flew with the Icelandic Coast Guard across the area on Monday, told mbl.is.

Pictures of the lake taken by...

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 07:30
 
Icelandic Telecom Síminn to Pay Millions in Fine PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 18:30

The Competition Authority decided yesterday to fine the telecom Síminn by more than ISK 400 million (USD 3.2 million, EUR 2.4 million) for abusing its market-dominating position through predatory pricing and violating the laws on market competition in the EEA agreement.

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Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

A statement from the Competition Authority explains that pricing pressure is primarily exerted by companies that hold a monopoly and dominate the market control of the margins between the wholesale and retail levels to, among other purposes, make it more difficult for new competitors...

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 07:28
 
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