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Monday, 18 February 2013 05:00

Reykjavík Museum of Photography Exhibition
Kvosin 1986 & 2011

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Guðmundur Ingólfsson is one of the pillars of Icelandic photography today. The exhibition Kvosin 1986 & 2011, a collaboration between the Reykjavík Museum of Photography and the Reykjavík City Museum, consists of photographs, taken 25 years apart.

Guðmundur started the project in 1986, on the occasion of the bicentenary of Reykjavík, which fuelled his interest in documenting the old town, following in the footsteps of his predecessors Sigfús Eymundsson and Magnús Ólafsson, who documented the Kvosin district a hundred year...

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:07
 
Most Nurses Decide to Stay at Iceland Hospital PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 February 2013 06:30

More than 80 percent of the almost 300 nurses who had resigned at Landspítali National University Hospital had withdrawn their resignations on Friday. Further announcements may be received by mail this week.

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Landspítali National University Hospital. Photo: Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir/Iceland Review.

Following the pay raise of nurses, other professions at Landspítali are hoping for improved wages. Erna Einarsdóttir, managing director of the hospital’s human resources division and chair of its wage and salaries committee, told Fréttablaðið that the state must contribute. “We don’t have any mon...

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:06
 
The Deep Wins 11 Edda Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 February 2013 07:00

djupid Baltasar Kormákur’s The Deep (Djúpið) took home 11 Icelandic Film and Television Awards (Eddas) at an awards ceremony at Harpa concert hall on Saturday evening.

The Deep won the awards for Best Film, Cinematography (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson), Editing (Sverrir Kristjánsson /Elísabet Rónaldsdóttir), Director (Baltasar Kormákur), Best Actor (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), Special Effects (Daði Einarsson), Costume (Helga I. Stefánsdóttir), Set (Atli Geir Grétarsson), Makeup (Ragna Fossberg), Sound (Kjartan Kjartansson /Ingvar Lundberg) and Music (Ben Frost/Daníel Bjarnason).

Black’s Game (Svartur á leik...

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:05
 
Top 10 in Iceland PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 February 2013 08:45

The oldest singles chart list in Iceland is compiled by state broadcaster RÚV’s radio station Rás 2 each week.  Here is last week’s Top 10, February 9 to 16:

Top 10 in Iceland

1. (1)* ‘Where Are We Now?’ by David Bowie
2. (3) ‘We No Who U R’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
3. (8) ‘Yfir borgina’ by Valdimar
4. (-) ‘Ég á líf’ by Eyþór Ingi
5. (4) ‘Þannig týnist tíminn’ by Raggi Bjarna og Lay Low
6. (9) ‘Nýfallið regn’ by Ásgeir Trausti
7. (2) ‘Fortíðarþrá’ by Jónas Sigurðsson & Lúðrasveit Þorlákshafnar
8. (10) ‘Young Boys’ by Sin Fang
9. (-) ‘Sister’ by The Black Keys
10. (13) ‘Julia’ by Retro Ste

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:04
 
Pension Funds Prospective Buyers of Iceland Bank PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 February 2013 10:45

Some of the largest pension funds in Iceland, along with the Iceland Enterprise Investment Fund (FSÍ) and parties connected with MP Bank, have been involved in acquisition negotiations with the winding-up committee of Glitnir Bank regarding its 95 percent share in Íslandsbanki.

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Glitnir's headquarters. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

The negotiations are in the initial stages, although they have had a long prelude. Chair of Glitnir’s winding-up committee Steinunn Guðbjartsdóttir confirmed to Fréttablaðið last week that there is interest in Íslandsbanki and that the winding-up committee...

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:03
 
New Report Suggests Fewer Universities in Iceland PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 10:30

A task force from the Science and Technology Policy Council suggests in a new report decreasing the number of universities in Iceland from seven to four, which they reason is a simple procedure and will not disrupt the universities’ work to any large extent.

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Inside the University of Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Two suggestions are made regarding simplifying the university education system, ruv.is reports.

One is to have two public and two private universities.

The plan would see the merging of public universities: the University of Iceland and the Agricultural University, on the one hand,

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 07:23
 
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
 
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