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Nói Síríusly Looking For Candy Tasters

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 4:27

Icelandic candy manufacturer Nói Síríus is searching for volunteers for a “tasting panel” for the company’s product development department. The tasters chosen would be sent new candy prototypes and asked to mark them, to help Nói Síríus decide which products should make it into production. In the past few years 40-50 families have been sent […]

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Scientists Can’t Agree On Bárðarbunga Eruption

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 3:51

Scientist have been busy interpreting the newest data from Bárðarbunga but cannot seem to agree on what precisely the data indicates, reports Vísir. Kristín Vogfjörð, Director of Research at the Icelandic Met Office believes that based on her interpretations of the GPS data, the pressure is receding and the likelihood of eruption is minimising. Meanwhile, Ingi Þorleifur […]

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Wants To Raise Taxes On Tourism

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 21:45

An MP for the Progressive Party wants to raise taxes on hospitality services and reinstate the VAT for businesses in the tourist industry. Karl Garðarsson, posting on his Facebook, expressed objections to a proposal from the Independence Party to raise taxes on food, while “there is no sign that tourism or associated parties will pay […]

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Anti-Piracy Group Declaring Bankruptcy Due To Embezzlement

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 21:06

The board of anti-piracy group Smáís wants to declare bankruptcy, brought on by the former director having allegedly embezzled funds out of the company. RÚV reports that Smáís has recently filed bankruptcy papers with Reykjavík District Court. According to their filing, the main reason cited is that the former director of Smáís, Snæbjörn Steingrímsson, had […]

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State Broadcasting Archives Need Saving

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 20:09

Iceland’s state broadcasting service, RÚV, needs help in archiving a wealth of audio and video material going back decades. RÚV reports that many of these archived recordings – some of them going back to 1935 – are in a bad state of disrepair. All told, there are some 10,000 albums, 30,000 reels of tape, 10,000 […]

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Bárðarbunga Earthquake Visualization

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 16:15

An Icelandic computer scientist has created a data visualization showing all of the Bárðarbunga earthquakes measuring over 1.5 on the Richter scale over the last 48 hours. The data used, he explained, is raw data collected from the Icelandic Met Office (it has not been verified by that office), and will help viewers see how […]

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Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake in Bárðarbunga

by Iceland Review on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 14:35

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit in Bárðarbunga volcano at around 11:00 am this morning. The earthquake was at a depth of 3 km, which is much shallower than most of the other earthquakes in the area in recent days.

Snapshot 220

by Iceland Review on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 12:34

Moss covered lava in South Iceland.

Buzzzzz (KH)

by Iceland Review on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 11:29

Of wasps, bees and other monsters.

Civil Protection and Residents to Discuss Possible Eruption

by Iceland Review on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 10:52

The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland will meet with emergency response organizations and stakeholders, including farmers, in Húsavík, North Iceland, at midday today to discuss the possible upcoming eruption and glacial outburst flood in Bárðarbunga volcano.

A magnitude 4 quake in Bárðarbunga

Intense earthquake activity continues at the Bárðarbunga volcano. Today three earthquakes exceeding 3 in magnitude have occurred on the caldera rim of Bárðarbunga. They are not assumed to be the precursor to an imminent eruption. More »

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